Attorney Andrea Bouressa has been selected to serve as the first judge of the 471st Judicial District Court in Collin County. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Bouressa to the newly created court last week. She takes the bench September 1.
The Texas Legislature created two new district courts in Collin County this year to handle the county’s growing caseload. The 471st will prioritize civil cases; the 468th will give preference to family cases. The county currently has 11 district courts that hear a variety of criminal, civil, and family law cases.
“I’m honored to have been selected by Gov. Abbott to preside over the 471st District Court, the first in Collin County to prioritize civil cases,” Bouressa told Texas Scorecard. “After more than a decade handling civil disputes across all levels of Texas courts, from justice courts to the Texas Supreme Court, it is a privilege to utilize that experience in a position of public service.”
Bouressa is an associate at Scheef & Stone in Frisco, where she represents companies and individuals in a broad range of civil litigation matters. She also served as the executive vice president of Golden Corridor Republican Women.
The fourth-generation Texan holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in sociology and received her Juris Doctor degree from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in Dallas. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Collin County Bar Association, Collin County Women Lawyers Association, and Texas Aggie Bar Association.
Bouressa’s appointment runs through December 31, 2020, and the seat will be up for election in November 2020. Bouressa is expected to seek the Republican primary nomination in March.