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Hon. Tyra Jones McCollum, Richmond

The Honorable Tyra Jones McCollum was elected as the Presiding Judge for Fort Bend County Court at Law No. 2 in November 2022. Judge McCollum is committed to knowledgeable and fair interpretation of the law along with balancing community safety and equitable justice for every person who appears in the Court. It is her honor and privilege to be entrusted by the community with the responsibilities of the Court and Fort Bend County.

Judge McCollum is a proud graduate of The University of Texas and University of Houston Law Center. Early in her career she was appointed as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Tyler, Texas. She returned home to Fort Bend in 1997 and began working at the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office. There she served as the Chief of the Juvenile Division for 19 years and handled prosecution of major violent crimes. Judge McCollum is also an Adjunct Professor in the Government Department at Houston Christian University.

Community engagement is a priority for Judge McCollum. She serves on the Community Advisory Board for Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and on the Board of Directors for the Exchange Club of Fort Bend. She is also a dedicated Associate member of the philanthropic organization Jack and Jill of America, Inc. and service organizations Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and The Links, Incorporated.

Judge McCollum has been married for 27 years and enjoys parenting their three children and beagle Wrigley. Judge McCollum is honored to use her education, background, and experience to provide a courtroom environment that is authentically built on preserving the integrity of the judicial system and protecting the rights of citizens who appear in her court.