Maggie Ellis

Texas 3rd Court of Appeals , Place 2

Maggie will be the only out queer woman Justice on an Appellate bench and the only openly queer Justice on the 3rd Court!


Maggie survived a childhood marked by poverty, transience, homelessness, and educational deprivation to become the only one of her eight siblings to graduate from college. She was a teacher, a foster mother, a community volunteer, and put herself through law school, driving three hours a day as a single mother with four teenagers. Maggie is running to be the only queer female appellate justice in TX, and as a previous Administrative Law Judge, civil, criminal, and appellate prosecutor, and an attorney representing individuals and families all over Central Texas, she has extensive and relevant experience. She is also the only woman in Texas to have earned both a Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Juvenile Law and a National Association of Counsel for Children Child Welfare Law Specialist certification.