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Join the Galveston Pachyderms for our February 1st Meeting with Judge Michelle Slaughter
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Guest Speaker: Judge Michelle Slaughter
Topic: “Why Attorney General Cannot Prosecute Illegals”
Judge Michelle Slaughter is a constitutional conservative and originalist. She was elected to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in 2018. With more than 4.7 million votes, she was the top contested Republican vote-getter in the entire U.S. for the November 2018 general election.
Since joining the CCA, Judge Slaughter has authored more than 80 published opinions and has participated in addressing more than 20,000 criminal law matters. Her work on the Court earned her a position as an adjunct law professor for the quarterly Baylor Law School Criminal Law Bootcamp.
Immediately before joining the CCA, Judge Slaughter served six years as a district judge in the 405th District Court of Galveston County, where she presided over thousands of civil and felony criminal cases and more than 100 bench and jury trials.
Judge Slaughter earned her J.D. cum laude (top 15%) from the University of Houston Law Center in 2004. In law school, she served as President of the Hispanic Law Students Association, traveled as part of the moot court team, and was on the Board of Directors for The Advocates. She interned for two federal district judges and for the Texas First Court of Appeals. She also became a certified mediator and mediated numerous cases for local justice of the peace courts. Through her advocacy involvement and academic success, she earned the distinction of being named to the Order of the Barristers and Order of the Barons.
After law school, Judge Slaughter worked as a litigation attorney for two large international law firms and had her own successful law practice until she took the bench as a district judge in 2013. Her work as an attorney earned her the distinction of being named a ”Rising Star” by the Super Lawyers Edition of Texas Monthly magazine.
Judge Slaughter was born and raised in Fort Worth, attended high school in Houston, and now lives in League City. She is married to her college sweetheart, best friend, and NASA engineer, Ed Walsh. Together they have two beautiful daughters, Hazel (age 16) and Laila (age 13); two German Shepherd Dogs, Pixie and Luna; and a fat, fluffy, black-and-white cat, Sal (a.k.a. Bear).