Meet Andrea

Judge Andrea Bouressa

Judge Bouressa was appointed to the 471st District Court in Collin County by Governor Greg Abbott on September 1, 2019. Her background in civil litigation and appeals made her a perfect choice for the first and only district court in the county statutorily directed to prioritize civil cases.



A third-generation Aggie, Judge Bouressa graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Texas A&M University, aided by several external scholarships. As a student, she served as Community Service Chair for her sorority, Alpha Chi Omega, during which time she organized service events every month. She later earned a Master’s Degree in Sociology from the University of North Texas while working two part-time jobs. Andrea is also a graduate of SMU Dedman School of Law, where she was the recipient of a Dean’s Scholarship and continued her commitment to working her way through school, maintaining part-time employment throughout her law school career.



In private practice, Judge Bouressa handled a wide range of civil disputes in Texas courts ranging from Justice Courts to the Texas Supreme Court, including trials to jury and to the judge. In recent years, she authored dozens of appellate briefs and presented oral arguments to both the Dallas and Fort Worth Courts of Appeals. Some of her notable appellate victories include:

  • OIC Holdings, LLC v. Gleason, No. 05-18-00029-CV, 2019 WL 2098616 (Tex. App.—Dallas May 14, 2019, no pet.);
  • Hyde v. Northwest Regional Airport Property Owners Ass’n, Inc., 583 S.W.3d 644 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth 2018, pet. denied); and
  • Jensen v. Southwest Rodeo, L.P., 350 S.W.3d 755 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2011, no pet.).

In addition to her law practice, Judge Bouressa has also been invited to speak at numerous bar association meetings and continuing legal education conferences on the latest developments in Texas civil case law and Texas Anti-SLAPP law. Her past speaking engagements include meetings of the Collin County Bar Association (general and section meetings), the Grayson County Bar Association, and the Plano Bar Association, as well as Collin County Bench Bar Conferences and Texas Aggie Bar Association Annual Conferences.



Governor Greg Abbott with Judge Andrea Bouressa and family

Judge Bouressa lives in Murphy with her husband and two daughters. She treasures time spent volunteering at her daughters’ schools, and watching them participate in numerous after-school activities. She also serves as a volunteer board member for Golden Corridor Republican Women and for the Collin County Christian Prayer Breakfast. Prior to taking the bench, she was politically active in her community for many years, serving as a Precinct Chair, General Counsel to the Collin County Republican Party, Chair of the Lincoln Day Dinner, delegate to party conventions, and volunteer for numerous other events and campaigns. She is honored to serve the State of Texas as a District Judge and looks forward to many more years on the bench.