Justice Carolyn Wright has served in the judiciary
for more than 20 years. Many of the positions held by her have been historical firsts for both women and
Carolyn Wright'selection to the Court
of Appeals marked the first time in Texas history that an African American woman had ever won a multi-county election for any
is currently one of thirteen justices on the Fifth District Court of Appeals. She sits on a rotating panel of three justices who
decide criminal, civil, family, juvenile, and probate matters that are appealed from trial
courts in seven North Texas counties from which she is elected.
Her prior judicial service includes three elections as a State District
Judge and an appointment as an Associate Judge in the Family District Courts.
her judicial service, she was engaged in the private practice of law in areas of family, juvenile, and business transactions.