The Honorable Audrey F. Moorehead is the first woman to be elected Judge of Dallas County Criminal Court #3. She just completed her term serving as the only African American female on the Board of Directors of the State Bar of Texas 2015-2018. Based in Dallas, for fourteen years, Moorehead had her own practice specializing in Criminal Defense, Domestic Relations, Wills, and Trusts. Moorehead holds a Master of Business Administration and is a graduate of Texas A&M School of Law, (formerly Texas Wesleyan University School of Law).
Moorehead began her professional career in executive management with the Visiting Nurse Association of Texas in Long Term Care. She was a Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Judge Jay Patterson, 101st District Court and Judicial Intern for the Honorable Judge Sam A. Lindsay, Northern District. Moorehead is the former Secretary/Treasurer for the Dallas Bar Association Board of Directors and was just reelected to serve on this same board.
She is a former Regional Director of the National Bar Association and is the former President of the African American Lawyer’s Section for the State Bar of Texas. She recently completed two terms on the Board of Directors of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association (TCDLA) and the only African American to serve on the Executive Committee. Moorehead is a faculty member and frequent lecturer for the Texas Center for Legal Ethics - James A. Baker Legal Ethics Series. Recently she served as a Dallas County Commissioner’s Court appointee to the Dallas County Child Welfare Board and also serves on the CASA Advisory Board. Moorehead has served as the Vice President of the Dallas Black Criminal Bar Association. Moorehead is a member of the 2017 class of Leadership Texas, Dallas Bar Foundation and Texas Bar Foundation. Ms. Moorehead was named the Best Criminal Defense Attorney in Dallas County for Juveniles as voted on by her peers in the Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association for 2015, 2016 and 2017. She serves on the board of directors for Dallas Legal Hospice, Dallas Women Lawyer’s Association, Texas Women Lawyers Association and serves on the Advisory Board for Unlocking Doors, an innovative prison reentry program. Moorehead has received many other awards of distinction and recognitions. Moorehead is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.