Judge Missy Medary graduated from law school in 1989. She has been a prosecutor in New Orleans, Louisiana, Harris County, Texas and Nueces County, Texas. Judge Medary was then a Municipal Judge in Nueces County from 2002 until 2011, at which time, she was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to the unfulfilled term of Judge Nelva Gonzales-Ramos on the bench of the 347th District Court. Judge Medary then went on to win her 2012 contested election. She currently presides over a mixed docket of civil, criminal and family law, and specifically oversees the Domestic Violence caseload for the all the district courts of Nueces County. Judge Medary has put a special emphasis on children during her career serving on the Commission on Children and Youth as well as the Children’s Advocacy Board. She created the first “kid friendly court witness room” for child victims waiting to testify. She also wrote, developed and narrated an educational video entitled “What Happens to Kids Who Break the Law in Texas.” Judge Medary has been awarded for her outstanding service by the Coalition of Crime Victim’s Rights, the Crime Stoppers of Corpus Christi, and the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation.