About Judge Susan McCoy

As a Judge

Susan was elected District Judge for the 153rd Judicial District Court in Tarrant County Texas in 2012, and was honored to be re-elected in 2016 for her second term. It is a job she loves and feels well-suited to hold.

Judge Susan McCoy – My Story

Judge Susan Heygood McCoy grew up in Houston Texas, and graduated from Texas A&M University in 1988, and the University of Houston School of Law in 1992, the year she also passed the Texas Bar Examination.

During the first 10 years of Susan’s practice, she helped start the firm of Cooper & Scully, PC, in Dallas, a firm specializing in medical malpractice and insurance defense. Susan became a partner at the firm in 1998. In 2002 Susan founded her own law firm in Fort Worth Texas engaging in a variety of civil litigation matters. During her 20 year litigation career, Susan tried numerous cases first chair, and earned membership in ABOTA, as well as being elected a Master in the Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court. Susan has earned the distinction of an A+ Preeminent rating by Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest Ethics rating an attorney can receive from his or her peers.

Susan was elected District Judge for the 153rd Judicial District Court in Tarrant County Texas in 2012, and was honored to be re-elected in 2016 for her second term. It is a job she loves and feels well-suited to hold.

Susan is a proud single mom of two fabulous children. Her son Zachary graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder in May 2019, and her daughter Molly is a junior at Baylor University.

Susan is a member of several political organizations, including membership in Fort Worth Republican Women, Metroplex Republican Women, and Republican Women of North Texas, where she sits on the Board of Directors. Judge McCoy is a member of the Texas Bar Foundation, and sits on the Board of Directors for the Tarrant County Bar Foundation.

In addition to being a Mom, a lawyer and a judge, Susan obtained her pilots license in 2006, and is an aviation enthusiast and has served as an Angel Flight pilot.

Why Re-Elect Judge McCoy?

Judge McCoy firmly believes: “A judge’s job must be to strictly interpret the law as written and follow the Constitution. A judge should never legislate from the bench. Grounded by my conservative values, I pledge to you my deep respect for the law and the Constitution.”  She has proven this with her experience and hard work on the bench.

Qualifications & Awards

During her 20 year litigation career, Susan McCoy tried numerous cases first chair, and earned membership in ABOTA, as well as being elected a Master in the Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court. Susan has earned the distinction of an A+ Preeminent rating by Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest Ethics rating an attorney can receive from his or her peers.

Education

  • University of Houston School of Law Juris Doctorate – 1992

    Houston Law Review – Research Editor 1991 – 1992 Fulbright & Jaworski Most Outstanding Editor

  • Texas A&M University B. A. Political Science – 1988

    Dean’s List
    Pi Sigma Alpha – Political Science Honor Society
    Delta Zeta Sorority 1984-1988 – Scholarship Chairman

Experience

  • Judge of the 153rd Texas District Court (7 years 11 months)
  • Partner and co-owner at Hall & Heygood, L. L. P. (9years & 11 months)
  • Partner at Cooper & Scully, P. C  (9 years & 8 months)
  • Schell, Nicholas, Thompson, Beene & Vaughan,  Associate in Insurance Coverage Section (1 year)
  • Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Adjunct Professor – Trial Advocacy – 1998 – 2000

 Recognition

Martindale-Hubble A+ Preeminent Rating (Ethics) – 2001 – present

Fort Worth Magazine – Best Lawyers in Texas 2007 – 2012

Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Courts – Member 2010 – 2013

Texas Bar Foundation – 2012 – present

Tarrant County Bar Foundation – Sustaining Life Member
Board of Directors, 2018-present

Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Member 2002 – 2011

American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA)
Member 2002 – 2010

Tarrant County Trial Lawyers
Member 2002 – 2011
Chairman Political Liaison Committee – 2007-08
Secretary/Treasurer – 2008-09

Inn of Courts – Member 2010 – 2013
Program Committee Member 2011
Master in the Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court

American Board of Trial Advocates – Member 2011

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