Bonnie Sudderth

Judge, 352nd District Court of Texas
Contact: 817.884.2730
Law School: University of Texas
Jurisdiction: Texas


About Bonnie Sudderth
Bonnie Sudderth, former Chief Judge of the Fort Worth Municipal Courts, was first elected to the 352nd District Court bench in the March 1996 primary. (She had no opponent in the November general election.) Although her term was scheduled to commence on January 1, 1997, the bench was vacant at the time of her election. Consequently, shortly after the primary, Texas Governor George W. Bush appointed her to fill the vacancy for the remainder of 1996. She has continuously served since that time. Judge Sudderth is the longest serving judge in the history of the 352nd Court. Judge Sudderth has 21 years of combined judicial experience.
Directory Practice Areas
  • Business Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • General Civil
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Personal Injury Trial Law (Texas Board Of Legal Specialization)
Civil Jurisprudence (Texas College for Judicial Studies)
Civil Trial Law (Texas Board Of Legal Specialization)
Professional Experience
State District Judge, 352nd Judicial District Court of Texas
Chief Judge, Fort Worth Municipal Courts, City of Fort Worth Municipal Courts
Municipal Court Judge, City of Fort Worth Municipal Court
Attorney, Private Practice of Law
University of TexasDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)Law
University of Southern CaliforniaB.S.Public Affairs, Public Administration
Honors: Magna Cum Laude, Pi Alpha Alpha, Pi Sigma Alpha, Blackstonian Honor Society
Professional Activities
Adjunct Professor Texas Wesleyan School of Law 1999-Current
Details: Texas Trials & Appeals (Fall class); Texas Civil Motion Workshop (Mid-mester class)
Member Tarrant County Juvenile Board 1996-Current
Details: Vice Chair (2009) Chair (2010)
Editorial Board Member Court Review Magazine 1992-1997
Task Force Member Texas Commission on Judicial Efficiency 1996-1996
Commissioner Texas Commission on Judicial Conduct 1991-1996
Faculty Member Texas Municipal Courts Education Center 1991-1996
Member Tarrant County Bail Bond Board 1990-1996
Board Member Fort Worth Teen Court 1990-1996
Excellence in Justice Award, Texas Wesleyan University
Best Series of Articles Award, State Bar of Texas
For "Offering & Objecting" Series published in the Tarrant County Bar Bulletin in 2007
Outstanding Mentor Award, Texas Young Lawyers Association
Outstanding Mentor Award, Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Award, Texas Wesleyan Law School Alumni Association
Best Series of Articles, State Bar of Texas
For "Offering & Objecting" Series published in the Tarrant County Bar Bulletin in 2005-2006
Tarrant County's Most Influential Woman, Fort Worth Business Press
Outstanding Woman of Fort Worth, Fort Worth Commission on the Status of Women
Professional Associations
Lifetime Member, American Inns of Court Alumni Association
Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
Charter Fellow, Tarrant County Bar Foundation
Fellow, College of the State Bar of Texas
Member in Good Standing, Texas State Bar
Activities: Chair, Municipal Judges Section (1994-1995); Court Rules Committee Member (2009-present)
President, Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court
Activities: Member since 2005, Current status: Emeritus Master of the Bench
President, American Judges Association
Activities: Member, Board of Governors 1991-1997, Second Vice-President 1998; First Vice-President 1999, President-Elect 2000; Current Status: Past President & Member in Good Standing
President, Texas Municipal Courts Association


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