HONORABLE MONICA MCCOY PURDY, C'89
ASSOCIATE JUDGE, FOR STATE CIVIL DISTRICT COURTS
FOR DALLAS COUNTY
You must first understand the rules and how the game is played relative to your "craft."
Trusted. Experienced. Legal Leader: The Honorable Monica McCoy Purdy currently serves as an Associate Judge for the State Civil District Courts for Dallas County in Dallas, Texas. She conducts a wide range of judicial tasks, including presiding over motion hearings, injunctions, temporary restraining orders, discovery disputes and trials based on the schedule and the individual courts' needs and judges.
This Is #SpelmanBlackGirlBrilliance: Monica's professional trajectory has consistently pointed upward. She was elected Partner in the law firm where she practiced for 13 years; then appointed as a Municipal Court Judge for the City of Dallas, before her recent - and current - appointment as an Associate Judge.
How Judge MONICA Runs The Game: "In order to play the game you must first understand the rules and how the game is played relative to your “craft.” Once you understand this, everything else falls into place. This said, I have no guilty pleasure or side hustle. I have two small children (ages 10 and 13 years old) so any extra time I may have I am taking them to activities and/or sporting events."
Next Up For Judge MONICA?: "My latest target is preparing to keep up with my daughter that is about to transition into high school next year and staying on top of college visits and all that goes along with that. Also, preparing for my son to enter middle school next year. That is a full-time job in and of itself." All of this is a testament to her most treasured personal accomplishment: marrying a wonderful man and having two wonderful children together.
In An Apocalypse, Judge MONICA’s News Feed Is All About: "Surprisingly enough, I would say 'Awesomely Luvvie' – I try to stay current on funny issues as well." The Go To For Maxin’ & Relaxin’On The Weekends: “Brunch! I eat breakfast every day, I’m not right if I don’t have it. It is the most important meal of the day, along with my cup of coffee."