Top-rated attorney Ashley Wysocki is set to become Dallas County’s lone Republican district court judge. Wysocki was appointed this week to the 254th District Court, a state family court, by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.

Wysocki is a family law specialist at Fox Rothschild LLP in Dallas and has been selected to Super Lawyers’ list of Texas “Rising Stars” seven years in a row. She’ll replace Democrat Darlene Ewing, who passed away in November shortly after her re-election to a second term. Ewing served as chair of the Dallas County Democratic Party from 2005 to 2015.

“I am honored to have the support of Gov. Abbott, and I look forward to serving the families of Dallas County from the bench of the 254th District Court,” Wysocki told Texas Scorecard following the appointment. “The people of Dallas County deserve stability, consistency, and dedication to an unbiased application of the law. I will do my best to ensure the 254th District Court operates with those values at its core.”

In contrast, recent rulings by Democrat judges who now dominate Dallas district courts include forcing a father to accept his ex-wife’s efforts to socially and physically “transition” their six-year-old son to living as a girl or risk losing his parental rights.

Once confirmed by the Texas Senate, Wysocki will serve the unexpired term ending December 31, 2020.

Erin Anderson

Erin Anderson is a Senior Journalist for Texas Scorecard, reporting on state and local issues, events, and government actions that impact people in communities throughout Texas and the DFW Metroplex. A native Texan, Erin grew up in the Houston area and now lives in Collin County.