Cathy Penn received her B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Houston, and her Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law, where she was a member of the Order of the Lytae honor society, Managing Editor of the Corporate Counsel Review, and recipient of the American Jurisprudence (AMJUR) award for Legal Research and Writing. Cathy Penn is also a member of the Texas Bar College, an honorary society of qualified attorneys interested in high ethical standards and improved training, as well as a member of the Justice of the Peace section of the Texas Bar.
Upon graduation from law school, Cathy Penn served as an Assistant Criminal District Attorney in Rockwall County for over 11 years. She was the prosecutor responsible for juvenile felony and misdemeanor cases, all justice court cases, child welfare cases, protective orders, and bond forfeitures. During her tenure, she also served as a misdemeanor prosecutor in the County Court. Cathy left the district attorney's office in 2007 when she was appointed as the Presiding Judge for the City of Rockwall Municipal Court. Following that appointment, Cathy was appointed as Presiding Judge for the cities of Seagoville, Talty, and Combine, and as Associate Judge for the City of Forney. During that period, Cathy helped countless foster parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and others secure legal adoptions of children in foster care.
In 2018, Cathy Penn was elected Justice of the Peace in Precinct 2 for Rockwall County where she continues to serve the citizens of Rockwall County. As the only licensed attorney Justice of the Peace in Rockwall, she has been able to insure the highest level of integrity and legal accuracy for the office. Judge Penn will seek re-election in 2022.
Cathy and her husband Terry have three children and two grandchildren. They enjoy traveling, boating, fishing, spending time with family and relaxing in the backyard.
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