First Court of Appeals

Chief Justice Sherry Radack 
Photo of Chief Justice Sherry Radack

Sherry Radack was appointed Chief Justice of the First Court of Appeals in December 2002 and then elected in 2004. Prior to her tenure on the First Court of Appeals, she was elected in 1998 to serve as a civil district judge in Harris County.

Before coming to the bench, Chief Justice Radack practiced with the law firm of Bracewell and Patterson. She received a law degree from the University of Houston School of Law and a bachelor's degree from Rice University.

Chief Justice Radack is a board member of the Texas Judicial Council, the Indigent Defense Commission, the Appellate Section of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Council of Intermediate Appellate Court Chiefs, and the Council of Chief Judges of the State Courts of Appeal. She is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Texas Center for the Judiciary. She is the past chair of the Council of Chief Judges of the State Courts of Appeal and past chair of the Texas Council of Chiefs.

Before entering law school, Chief Justice Radack taught Spanish and French in Houston-area middle schools.

Chief Justice Radack is married to Steve Radack. They have four sons.