Fourteenth Court of Appeals
Justice Margaret “Meg” Poissant was elected to the Fourteenth Court of Appeals on November 6, 2018. Prior to election, she had over 30 years of experience as a trial lawyer, having served as lead counsel in hundreds of cases in a broad range of civil and criminal matters in many counties in the State of Texas. Her legal expertise includes personal injury, wrongful death, premises liability, complex business cases, commercial litigation, HOA representation, family law, contracts, administrative law, probate, employment law, representing parties on both sides of the docket, as well as representation of clients in appeals and in criminal cases. Justice Poissant has practiced in state and federal courts in Texas, and is licensed to practice in New York State, where she has represented Texas clients in legal matters in New York.
Justice Poissant is known for having served her community by representing many individuals pro bono in various matters throughout her legal career, providing legal representation to those who otherwise would have no representation. Her legal work has earned Justice Poissant many recognitions, including a special commendation from the Humble Police Association, and an award for Presidential Excellence from ALH, a nonprofit organization, for her work as President of the Board of Directors.
Justice Poissant was selected by the State Bar of Texas to chair the Liability and Disclaimer Subcommittee for the State Bar Mentorship Program, and has served pro bono as legal officer and counsel for a national foundation and on several nonprofit boards.
Justice Poissant received her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center in 1984 and her B.S. from LeMoyne College in 1980.