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87th District Court

Anderson, Freestone, Leon & Limestone Counties


Judge Amy Thomas Ward
Judge Amy Ward

Judge Amy Thomas Ward of the 87th Judicial District was elected in November 2022 after earning the most votes in the Republican Primary in March and then winning a Run-Off Election in May 2022.

Judge Ward graduated from Baylor University earning her Bachelor of Business Administration, cumma laude, with majors in Accounting and Finance in 1988. Upon graduation, she passed the CPA Exam and worked for an international accounting firm. Judge Ward then earned her Doctorate in Jurisprudence from Baylor School of Law, graduating in 1991.
Licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas in 1991, Ward began her distinguished legal career as a Briefing Attorney at the Fifth District Court of Appeals in Dallas, Texas. She participated in writing appellate case law in cases appealed from district courts, such as the office she now holds. Choosing to serve people in a smaller community, Judge Ward moved to Limestone County where she represented citizens in legal disputes across the 87th Judicial District. Judge Ward also appeared before the Waco Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Texas and the United States District Courts of the Western District.


Judge Ward is deeply involved within the communities she now serves as District Judge. She enjoys supporting fundraisers for the youth of our community and has served as Past VicePresident of the CenTex Bar Association, Past Board Member of the Limestone County Cancer Support Group, and the Mexia Women’s Friday Club. Each year, she and her family also organize the Annual Jason Ward Memorial Golf Tournament that has awarded over $220,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors. She is also a member of the First Baptist Church of Mexia.

Mail should be addressed to:
87th District Judge
500 N. Church St., Suite 30
Palestine, Texas 75801

Brandi Schmitz

Official Court Reporter