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Governor Abbott appoints Susan Kelly as 54th Judicial District Court Judge in McLennan County

Posted at 2:39 PM, Dec 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-17 15:48:44-05

AUSTIN, TX — Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Susan Kelly as Judge for the 54th Judicial District Court in McLennan County, effect Jan 1, 2021.

Kelly's term will expire on Dec 31, 2022, or until a successor is dully elected and qualified.

Kelly received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Baylor University and a Juris Doctor degree from Baylor University School of Law. She is an attorney in a private practice, board certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and is licensed to practice law in Texas.

She is a member of several organizations, including The Federalist Society, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, The Judge Abner V. McCall American Inn of Court, and the McLennan County Law Library Committee.

Kelly is a member of the Baylor Alumni Association and a Life Member of the Baylor Law Alumni Association.

Years ago, she established the McLennan County Indigent Defendants’ Clothes Closet to provide appropriate courtroom attire for indigent defendants on trial. It is still used and is housed in the 54th District Court.