Hon. Cynthia Wheless, Plano
Judge Cynthia Wheless is the Presiding Judge of the 417th District Court in Collin County. Judge Wheless hears juvenile and child welfare cases and has been instrumental in many Children’s Commission efforts such as the Beyond the Bench: Law, Justice and Communities. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Collin County Bar Association and a sustaining member of the Junior League of Plano. A cum laude graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas, Wheless received a law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law. While at Southern Methodist University, she made Journal of Air Law and Commerce law review and was a member of Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity. She is board certified in juvenile law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.