JUDGE BRIDGETT WHITMORE
Committed to Fairness and Justice
I can’t believe it! I am wrapping up my first term in office and it has been a whirlwind of a first term! I am excited to announce that I am seeking re-election to the 193rd. There’s still work to be done.
When I ran for this bench in 2018, I ran on the promise to be balanced and fair. In just two short years, I have worked hard to accomplish this goal, while also ensuring that the business of the court continues to run efficiently. If I saw problems with how my docket was running, I adjusted my schedule so that parties could receive a hearing within a month’s time.
And while I had the best laid plans for this court, the pandemic changed how we operated throughout the state. Part of being a fair judge is adapting to the circumstances, therefore in 2020 we made many accommodations so that access to the courts continued. Like many, the 193rd District Court implemented remote hearings via Zoom and telephonic hearings to provide access when our courthouse closed.
I also made my court’s YouTube channel continuously available so that the public could access my hearings, not only for purposes of viewing cases of interest, but for edification purposes so that the public could see what a civil court does and how the court system works and how I operate. I believe the pandemic changed some of the ways we practiced for the better because now the courts are truly accessible to all, and no one is limited by transportation issues or costs in reaching our courts.
In fact, during this past year, I was able to truly fulfill my pledge back in 2018 to make this court, not only balanced and fair, but truly accessible to all. I look forward to continuing to serve the citizens of Dallas County as the judge of the 193rd District Court and ask for your support as I seek re-election.
~Judge Bridgett Whitmore
Committed to Fairness and Justice
As a prosecutor for Dallas County bringing cases on behalf of Child Protective Services, I understand what is required to maintain a massive docket of cases and the need to ensure that deadlines are met and cases are disposed of in a timely and efficient manner consistent with the rules; while also taking into consideration that these cases encompass people’s lives and livelihoods, and where appropriate compassion is required. This experience along with the decade of practice working in the private sector defending corporate clients makes me the perfect candidate for understanding the interests of both Petitioners and Defendants in litigation matters. The 193rd needs someone who is fair and impartial and who comprehends the requirements of litigants on both sides of the aisle.
- Bridgett N. Whitmore
JUDGE OF 193RD DISTRICT COURT
Jan 2019 - Current
Back in 2018, I pledged to make this court, not only balanced and fair, but truly accessible to all. I look forward to continuing to serve the citizens of Dallas County as the judge of the 193rd District Court and ask for your support as I seek re-election.
ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY
2015 - 2017
1999 - 2002
Represents the State of Texas and Dallas County in civil matters within the County of Dallas. First-Chair trial attorney representing Child Protective Services in termination of parental rights litigation.
2014 - 2015
Attorney for the State of Texas serving the Department of Family and Protective Services within the Region 3 territory. Represented state agency in protective services litigation matters.
2002 - 2013
Attorney in the Dallas Office of a civil defense litigation law firm specializing in defending Fortune 500 Corporations in general litigation matters, including product liability, toxic tort, asbestos and silica, insurance defense, business and commercial litigation and employment litigation.
1991 - 1998
Tulane Law School - May 1998
Yale University - May 1995
Booker T. Washington H.S.P.V.A - May 1991