06/04/2019 - Judge Gloria López has been in the news recently for her decision to return four year old, Maleah Davis to her mother, Brittany Bowens from CPS custody in February 2019 shortly after being sworn in as Judge for the 308th.
Initially, CPS took custody of Maleah Davis and her two siblings after Maleah suffered a brain injury requiring multiple surgeries. In May Judge López signed a gag order preventing the release of any additional details of the case to the public. Recently, the remains of Maleah Davis were found in Arkansas. She had been missing since early May.
MEET THE JUDGE
Judge Gloria López is a native of McAllen, Texas. She received her bachelors in Government and Spanish from The University of Texas at Austin and then went on to obtain her Juris Doctorate from Texas Southern University in May 2010. In 2011, as an associate attorney for a civil litigation firm, Judge López handled a variety of civil suits. But in 2012, Judge López was hired as an associate attorney in a Family Law Firm, found her love of family law, and has practiced family law since. Judge López campaigned hard and received many endorsements from well-respected organizations such as MABAH, the Houston Chronicle, Harris County Tejano Democrats, GLBT Caucus, AFL-CIO, and Area 5 Democrats. Her mission is seeking justice with compassion and helping Harris County families. In cases where Child Protective Services (CPS) is involved, she believes that the ideal placement should be with family members.
University of Texas – Austin, BA Spanish and BS Government Texas
Texas Southern University – Houston, 05/2011, JD
TEXAS LICENSE DATE
None - As of the publication of this post.
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MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS
Judge López is happily married and a dog mom of a little dog named Pedro who is also a Little Democrat. He was one of her biggest supporters during her campaigning. Judge Lopez had the support of her proud parents, past teachers, and even inspired an 80-year old man to go vote for the first time! Also, during her campaigning, Judge López hit the pavement in her democratic blue Converse and kept things fun by doing her classic campaigning dance.
According to the Harris County District Clerk website she has handled 304 Civil/Family cases in Harris County since being licensed. That said, we are not including cases in other counties or those cases filed under another attorney's bar number which can be the case when working as an associate.
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Court Phone: (713) 274-1245
Associate Judge: Hon. Ryan Salfiti
Coordinator: Jeanadrea Beard
Court Reporter: Phyllis Gonzales
Harris County Civil Courthouse
201 Caroline, 8th Floor
Houston, Texas 77002
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