Susan Brown of Houston is the former judge of the 185th Judicial District Court and an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Harris County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council. Additionally, she is a member of the Houston Bar Association and former chair of its Bench Bar Committee. She is an advisory board member and volunteer for the Casa de Esperanza and a board member of Angela’s House and the Houston A&M University Mothers’ Club. Brown received a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from Texas A&M University and a Juris Doctor degree from South Texas College of Law. Reappointed 4/11/22.
The duties of the presiding judge include promulgating and implementing regional rules of administration, advising local judges on judicial management, recommending changes to the Supreme Court for the improvement of judicial administration, and acting for local administrative judges in their absence. The presiding judges also have the authority to assign visiting judges to hold court when necessary to dispose of accumulated business in the region.