About Judge Sally Montgomery

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  Judge, Dallas County Court-at-Law (January 2003 - current).

  Assigned District Judge (2001 - 2002).

  Judge 95th District Court (1997 - 2000).

A record of success

  One of the Highest disposition rate of the 18 Dallas civil court judges from January 2003 - present.

  Low reversal rate: Of over 38,000 cases through her court in the last 18 years, less than one tenth of one percent have been reversed

Recognized by her peers

  President of the Texas Association of County Courts-at-Law Judges 2013 - 2014, she was elected as Dallas County 's representative to TACCLJ 2005 to 2011 and 2015 to 2017, TACCJL Secretary 2011 to 2012 and TACCLJ President-Elect 2012 to 2013.

 Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

 Sustaining Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation

 Life Fellow of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation

 Life Fellow of Baylor Law School

Advisory Board, Texas Women Lawyers Association, 2005 to present.

  Presidential Commendation for individual leadership in improving justice statewide, State Bar of Texas.

  Nominating Committee of the Texas Center for the Judiciary 2019 - 2020

Dallas County native

  Has a 21-year-old son, Gordon and a golden retriever and a German shepard..

  Member of All Saints Anglican Church .

  Former Chemistry Teacher at Ursuline Academy; Chemistry & Mathematics Teachers at Thomas Jefferson H.S. in DISD and Graduate Assistant Biology Teacher at Southern Methodist University

Committed to Continuing Legal Education

  Texas Center for the Judiciary awarded Certificate of Special Competence in the field of Civil Jurisprudence at the Texas College for Judicial Studies, 2005 to present.

  Instigated, coordinated and moderated Collection/Creditor Law Seminars.

  Co-authored and presented paper on Landlord/Tenant Law and Ethics.

Speaker/presenter Dallas Women Lawyers Association & Texas Creditors Bar Association for Credit and Collections CLE Seminar 11-13-2013.

  Speaker/presenter at Texas Bar Association's webinar on Receiverships in April, 2014

Speaker/presenter at Texas Bar Association's Collections and Creditors' Rights Seminar 2014 and 2017.

Active in our community

  Founding Board Liaison to Wednesday's Child Program created by the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers.

  Co-recipient of American Bar Association Young Lawyer's Association national award for Pro Bono Service to the Public for Work on the Legal Information to Immigrant's Committee.

  Co-recipient of Texas Young Lawyers Association award for immigration law information project.

  Elected by the District Judges as Juvenile Board member, 1998.

  Supports Education:

RISD School Times Now

Lake Highlands Today

Co-authored Educational Skills PSAT-SAT Multi-Media Preparation Course 1978 (the math half)

Former teacher at Ursuline Academy of Dallas

Former teacher at Thomas Jefferson H.S. in DISD

Former Assistant Biology Teacher at Southern Methodist University

Educational background

  Baylor Law School, JD 1980.

  University of North Texas, MA 1976 in Environmental Studies.

  Southern Methodist University, BS, BA 1972 in Mathematics and Biology.

 Graduate Highland Park H.S.

 Graduate Hockaday Middle School

  Judge Montgomery has been certified as a qualified judicial candidate by the Committee for a Qualified Judiciary.