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 and 2020 for her second and third terms. . 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 where she served as Research Editor on the Houston Law Review.
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, a prestigious organization for seasoned trial attorneys.
Judge McCoy is extremely proud to have 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 and 2020 for her second and third terms. It is a job she loves and feels well-suited to hold. She is currently seeking re-election to her bench in the 2024 election.
Judge McCoy was honored to be awarded the Charles J. Murray Outstanding Jurist Award from the Tarrant County Trial Lawyers in 2023.
In 2022, the Texas Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht appointed Judge McCoy to sit as the MDL Judge for the IH35W Multi- District Litigation case involving the multi-car accident occurring during the winter storm in 2021. This litigation is currently ongoing.
Judge McCoy is a member of the Texas Bar Foundation and sits on the Board of Directors for the Tarrant County Bar Foundation. She is also the 2023 Chairman of the Juvenile Board, where she has served for 11 years, and previously held the positions of Vice-Chair, and Head of the Budget Committee.
Susan is a member of several political organizations, including membership in Fort Worth Republican Women, Metroplex Republican Women, and Tarrant Star Republican Women. She was previously on the Board of Directors of Republican Women of North Texas, where she hosted and moderated many election debates over the last 8 years. Susan is a Chairman’s Circle member of the Tarrant County Republican Party.
Susan volunteers for Mercy House, and is active in her church, Compass Christian Church in Colleyville where she served as a facilitator for their discipleship course called Rooted for two years. She also served on the Compass Mission Trip to Uganda in 2019 is association with COTN (Children of the Nations) to work in an orphanage in Uganda. It was a life-changing experience for her.
Susan is a proud single mom of two fabulous children. Her son Zachary graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder in May 2019 and received his Master’s in Filmmaking in LA in 2022. He is a filmmaker and has won an award for Best Dark Drama for his short film titled Protection in the San Antonio Film Festival in 2023. Her daughter Molly graduated from Baylor University in 2021 and received her Master’s in Speech Pathology in 2023. Molly is currently a speech pathologist at an elementary school in AISD
In addition to being a single 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 co-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.
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
Pi Sigma Alpha – Political Science Honor Society
Delta Zeta Sorority 1984-1988 – Scholarship Chairman
- Judge of the 153rd Texas District Court (11 years)
- 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
Martindale-Hubble A+ Preeminent Rating (Ethics) – 2001 – present
Fort Worth Magazine – Best Lawyers in Texas 2007 – 2012
Texas Bar Foundation – 2012 – present
Tarrant County Bar Foundation – Sustaining Life Member
Board of Directors, 2018-present