416th District Court Judge Andrea Thompson
In December 2011, Andrea Thompson left her law practice to accept the appointment to be the District Clerk of Collin County, Texas, and won re-election in 2014. In 2016 she was elected Judge of the 416th District Court in Collin County, taking the bench January 1, 2017. Prior to her public service, Judge Thompson was in private practice for 13 years as a family law attorney and has served and held leadership positions with numerous state and local boards and organizations.
Judge Thompson currently serves as Governor Abbott’s appointee as Chair of the Commission to Study Certain Penal laws, on the State Bar of Texas Jury Services Committee, as immediate past president of the Curt B. Henderson American Inn of Court, past co-chair of the Texas Bar Foundation Nominating Committee, board member of the Collin County Women Lawyers Association, and past President of the Collin County Bench Bar Foundation. Additionally, she is a member of the Legal Aid of Northwest Texas Advisory Board and has served as a clinic volunteer, she is a board member of the Plano Symphony Orchestra, a past president of Plano Metro Rotary, volunteer and past Board Chair for Hope’s Door Women’s Shelter, and guest lecturer for Plano Junior Achievement. Judge Thompson is a member of the State Bar of Texas Family Law Section and the Plano and Collin County Bar Associations.
Judge Thompson received a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University and a Juris Doctor from South Texas College of Law. She is married to Kent, Vice President of the Southwest Region for Mack Trucks, and they are the proud parents of a rescue pug, Guinness.