The Honorable Darlene Byrne
Judge, 126th District Court

The Honorable Darlene Byrne has served as presiding judge of the 126th Judicial District Court in Travis County since January 2001.

Prior to her election in 2000, she practiced for thirteen years in the areas of employment, commercial and governmental entity litigation. She is a Commissioner on the Texas Children’s Commission. She is a past President of the National Council for Juvenile and Family Court Judges and a past Judge of the Year of National CASA, Texas CASA and CASA of Travis County. She is a past recipient of the Seedling Foundation Fab Five Award. She is currently on the Judicial Council for National CASA, is an Advisory Council member for TexProtects, Partnerships for Children and the Seedling Foundation, is the Chair of the Texas Statewide Collaborative for Trauma-Informed Care and on the Editorial Review Board for NCJFCJ’s Juvenile and Family Court Journal. Judge Byrne is a member of the Travis County Juvenile Justice Board, a founding team member of the Travis County Family Drug Treatment Court and the Travis County Model Court of Children, Youth and Families. She has served on many boards and committees related to law and child welfare as well as community organizations.