Appointed Judge of the 61st District Court by Governor Greg Abbott in July 2015.
During 18 months on the bench, tried 30 jury trials, numerous bench trials and left with the lowest inventory of pending cases of all 24 Harris County Civil District Courts.
Over 83% of cases appealed from her court were AFFIRMED by the Courts of Appeals
HBA 2016 Judicial Poll results: Preferred by 75% over my opponent and rated by 83% qualified/well-qualified over my opponent, who was rated 69% unqualified.
One of top 3 republicans in number of votes in the 2016 general elections, out of 24 District Judge races.
Honors and Awards
Selected as one of 20 Winning Women Trial/Appellate Lawyers in Texas in 2011.
Texas Super Lawyer 2008-2015.
Selected as one of the Top Attorneys in Texas by Texas Monthly, 2011-2015.
Houston Bar Association President’s Award in 2016 for Teach Texas Committee.
1994 Outstanding Alumni Service Award—University of Colorado, Boulder.
2017 Hall of Fame Award, University High School
29 year practicing attorney, Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law.
Board Certified, Medical Malpractice by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys (ABPLA).
Admitted to practice before all Texas State Courts, the US District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas and the Western District of Arkansas, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Tried 33 cases to verdict and handled 38 appeals, including a successful brief and argument to the Texas Supreme Court in January 2015.
Appointed Guardian Ad Litem in over 55 cases in Harris County.
2015 TexasBarCLE Speaker for Advanced Evidence and Discovery, Advanced Civil Trial and Advanced Consumer & Commercial Law.
Current Position: Counsel with Norton Rose Fulbright.
Married to HISD Trustee Mike Lunceford for 33 years
Two adult children, Andrew (30) and Blair (27)
Hobbies include gardening, running races, snow skiing, sewing and crafts and cheering on the Texans during football season.
American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Member since 2012
Current ABOTA Houston Chapter President-Elect
TEX-ABOTA Teacher’s Law School Instructor
Houston Bar Association (HBA) Board of Directors Elected member since 2015.
Current Chair of HBA Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) Committee
Prior Co-Chair of HBA Teach Texas Committee
Prior Co-Chair of Law Week Committee
Prior Co-Chair of HBA Bench Bar Committee
HBA Speaker’s Bureau Volunteer
Appointed member, Texas Pattern Jury Charge Committee/Malpractice Premises Products, 2015-present.
Harris County Republican Party (HCRP)
Precinct Chair #182, 2012-2015
Member of HCRP Legal Team for 2014 Election.
Greater Houston Society for Healthcare Risk Management (GHSHRM)
2010 GHSHRM Vice President
2011-2012 GHSHRM Board Member
GHSHRM Education Day Legal Update Speaker, 2005-2014, 2016-2017
Appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to serve on the Board for the Lease of Texas Department of Criminal Justice Lands, 2017
Pd. Pol. Ad by Erin Lunceford Campaign, in compliance with the voluntary limits of the Judicial Campaign Fairness Act, Frank Harmon, Treasurer.