Hon. Audrey Moorehead
Audrey Moorehead, is the first woman to to be elected Judge of Dallas County Criminal Court #3. She just completed her term serving as the only African American female on the Board of Directors of the State Bar of Texas 2015-2018. The State Bar of Texas serves over 100,000 attorneys. She had her own Dallas law office and practicing in the areas of Criminal Defense, Domestic Relations, Wills, Trusts and Probate for over 14 years. She has a Masters of Business Administration and is a graduate of Texas A&M School of Law, f/k/a Texas Wesleyan University School of Law. Audrey began her professional career in executive management with the Visiting Nurse Association of Texas in Long Term Care. She was a Summer Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Judge Jay Patterson, 101st District Court and Summer Judicial Intern for the Honorable Judge Sam A. Lindsay, Northern District. Ms. Moorehead is the former Secretary/Treasurer for the Dallas Bar Association Board of Directors and was just reelected to serve on this same board which serves 11,000 members.
Ms. Moorehead is the former Regional Director of National Bar Association and is the former President of the African American Lawyer’s Section for the State Bar of Texas. She recently completed two terms on the Board of Directors of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association (TCDLA) and the only African American to serve on the Executive Committee. TCDLA is largest association of criminal defense lawyers in the country. She is a faculty member and frequent lecturer for the Texas Center for Legal Ethics – James A. Baker Legal Ethics Series. Recently she served as a Dallas County Commissioner’s Court appointee to the Dallas County Child Welfare Board and also serves on the CASA Advisory Board. Ms. Moorehead has served as the Vice President of the Dallas Black Criminal Bar Association. Audrey is a member of the 2017 class of Leadership Texas, Dallas Bar Foundation and Texas Bar Foundation.
Ms. Moorehead was named the Best Criminal Defense Attorney in Dallas County for Juveniles as voted on by her peers in the Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association for 2015, 2016 and 2017. She serves on the board of directors for Dallas Legal Hospice, DallasWomen Lawyer’s Association, Texas Women Lawyers Association and serves on the Advisory Board for Unlocking Doors, an innovative prison reentry program. She has received many awards and recognitions, including, Who’s Who in Black Dallas, Attorney of the Year from the Tarrant County Black Bar Association, Outstanding Mentor Attorney from J.L. Turner Legal Association and Pro Bono Attorney of the Year for the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program. She is most proud that she served a Lina McCord Summer Intern for the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry turning that experience into a 13 year paid position consulting with the Black College Fund and speaking at General Conferences around the country. She is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women, Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. She played the piano for Crestmoore-King United Methodist Church prior to becoming member of St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church.