Justice Erin Nowell serves on the Fifth District Court of Appeals, Place 5, an appellate court that reviews criminal, civil and family cases from Dallas, Collin, Grayson, Hunt, Kaufman and Rockwall counties.
Justice Nowell was first elected in 2018 to a six-year term. Prior to her service on the bench, Justice Nowell was a trial attorney and law firm partner for 15 years.
As an attorney, Justice Nowell was selected as a Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star from 2015-2017. She was also named one of the National Bar Association's Top 40 Advocates Under 40, and was honored with the 2018 Texas Women Lawyers Brenda Tso Rising Young Lawyer Award.
Justice Nowell is a graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of Texas School of Law. She is active in numerous professional organizations, the community, and the Democratic Party.