3rd Court of Appeals, Place 4

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Maggie Ellis has been administrative law judge at the State Office of Administrative Hearings, presiding over cases involving federal education law. She also has been Travis County assistant district attorney, prosecuting civil and quasi-criminal cases, and has been a private practice attorney, representing individuals in court in Travis, Williamson, Hays and Burnet Counties. She is the only woman in Texas to have earned a Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Juvenile Law and a National Association of Counsel for Children Child Welfare Law Specialist certification.

She is a State Bar of Texas Pro Bono College member, Hays County Bar Association Pro Bono Hero Award recipient, State Bar of Texas Juvenile Law Section Board member, and member of Travis County Child Welfare Board, Supreme Court of Texas Children’s Commission Advisory Committee and Dual Status Task Force. She has a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Texas at Austin and law degree from Baylor University.