The Honorable Audrey Moorehead is the first woman to to be elected Judge of Dallas County Criminal Court 3. She also served as the only African American female on the Board of Directors of the State Bar of Texas from 2015-2018. Based in Dallas before she was elected to the bench, Judge Moorehead had her own practice specializing in Criminal Defense, Domestic Relations, Wills, and Trusts.
Judge Moorehead holds a Masters of Business Administration and is a graduate of Texas A&M School of Law, (formerly Texas Wesleyan University School of Law). She began her professional career in executive management with the Visiting Nurse Association of Texas in Long Term Care. She was a Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Judge Jay Patterson, 101st District Court and Judicial Intern for the Honorable Judge Sam A. Lindsay, Northern District.
Judge Moorehead is a former Regional Director of the National Bar Association and is the former President of the African American Lawyer’s Section for the State Bar of Texas. She served for two terms on the Board of Directors of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association (TCDLA) and was the only African American to serve on the Executive Committee.
Judge Moorehead is a faculty member and frequent lecturer for the Texas Center for Legal Ethics - James A. Baker Legal Ethics Series. She has served as a Dallas County Commissioner’s Court appointee to the Dallas County Child Welfare Board and has also served on the CASA Advisory Board.
Judge Moorehead has served as the Vice President of the Dallas Black Criminal Bar Association. She is a member of the 2017 class of Leadership Texas, Dallas Bar Foundation and Texas Bar Foundation. During her career as an attorney, Judge Moorehead was named the Best Criminal Defense Attorney in Dallas County for Juveniles by her peers in the Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association for 2015, 2016 and 2017. Judge Moorehead has also been active on the board of directors for Dallas Legal Hospice, DallasWomen Lawyer’s Association, Texas Women Lawyers Association and the Advisory Board for Unlocking Doors, an innovative prison reentry program. Judge Moorehead is also an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
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