On July 8 Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Houston attorney Erin Lunceford as judge of the 61st Judicial District Court in Harris County.
Lunceford, a managing shareholder at Sprott, Newsom, Lunceford, Quattlebaum & Messenger, has worked on many cases litigated in Beaumont against Christus Health Southeast Texas, as reported by the Record.
Her term is set to expire at the next general election in November 2016.
Since 2009, the position had been held by Judge Al Bennett, now a federal judge.
Lunceford, a Bellaire resident, is a current board member and committee chair of the Houston Bar Association, associate member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and certified medical malpractice specialist with the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys.
She was also selected as a Texas Super Lawyer from 2008 to 2014 and in 2011 was selected as one of 20 Winning Women Trial/Appellate Lawyers in Texas.
Lunceford received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a law degree from the University of Houston.