TLR Applauds Appointment of Debra Ibarra Mayfield 165th District Court in Houston
FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION—May 5, 2015
Contact: Lucy Nashed
(Houston, TX) Texans for Lawsuit Reform today applauded Governor Greg Abbott’s appointment of Judge Debra Ibarra Mayfield to the 165th District Court in Harris County. TLR General Counsel Hugh Rice Kelly said:
“As a former District Judge himself, as well as a member of the Texas Supreme Court, Governor Abbott knows first-hand the kind of legal experience, expertise and temperament that are essential for a good district court judge. Judge Mayfield has demonstrated that she meets all those requirements and more. Prior to her appointment to the County Court at Law, Judge Mayfield practiced trial and appellate law for ten years. On the bench, she has served with distinction, as reflected by her recent selection by her peers to serve as the Administrative Judge of the County Civil Courts. We are confident Judge Mayfield will serve admirably on the bench.”
In addition to serving as the Administrative Judge of the County Civil Courts, Judge Mayfield currently serves as judge of Harris County Civil Court at Law Number One, where she has held office since 2011. She is a past president of the Mexican American Bar Association of Houston and received the 2014 “Public Service Award” from the South Texas College School of Law. Judge Mayfield received her bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M and her law degree from South Texas College of Law.
Texans for Lawsuit Reform, the state’s largest civil justice reform organization, is a bipartisan, volunteer-led coalition with more than 18,000 supporters residing in more than 869 Texas communities and representing 1,253 different businesses, professions and trades. For more information, visit www.tortreform.com. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @lawsuitreform.