Second Court of Appeals
Justice Sue Walker was elected to serve on the Second Court of Appeals in 2001. For the past twenty years, she has been Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Prior to commencing her judicial service, Justice Walker was a solo practitioner practicing civil and criminal appellate law. She is a former adjunct professor of law at Texas Wesleyan School of Law where she taught Criminal Appellate Procedure. In her early legal career, Justice Walker served as a briefing attorney and a staff attorney at the Fifth District Court of Appeals. Justice Walker obtained her undergraduate degree with high honors from the University of Texas in Austin and her law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law.
Texas Tech University School of Law selected Justice Walker to receive its 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award. Also in 2012, the Texas Chapters of the American Board of Trial Advocates honored Justice Walker by selecting her "Jurist of the Year." Justice Walker was named the 2010 "Judge Charles J. Murray Outstanding Jurist."
Justice Walker currently serves on the Civil Appellate Board Certification Exam Commission. She previously served as President, Counselor, and Treasurer of the Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court. In recognition of Justice Walker's long and meritorious service to the Inns of Court and to the legal profession, in 2009 the Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court elected her to membership in the Serjeant's Inn of the Dallas and Fort Worth Inns of Court. Justice Walker is a National Science and Resource Judge; she was elected a Fellow in 2009 by the Advanced Science & Technology Resource Center in Washington, D.C. She served on the Texas Supreme Court Task Force to Ensure Judicial Readiness in Times of Emergency. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Tarrant County Bar Association and as Second Vice President. Justice Walker has also held the office of Secretary and Vice Chair of the Appellate Section of the Tarrant County Bar Association.
Justice Walker is a member of the American Law Institute. She is also a Fellow in the Texas Bar Foundation. She is a member of the Appellate Practice and Advocacy Section of the State Bar of Texas, a member of the Appellate Section of the Tarrant County Bar Association, a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, a Charter and Sustaining Fellow of the Tarrant County Bar Foundation, and an Emeritus member of the Eldon B. Mahon Chapter of the American Inns of Court.
Justice Walker has published prolifically on a variety of legal topics and is a frequent speaker at legal conferences.