The Honorable Susan Baetz Brown
Presiding Judge, 11th Administrative Judicial Region

Judge Susan Brown was appointed by Governor Abbott as the Presiding Judge of the 11th Administrative Judicial Region of Texas in March of 2018. She is currently the Judge of the 185th Criminal District Court in Harris County where she presides over felony criminal cases. In 2013 she was elected to serve as the Administrative Judge of the Criminal Division and worked closely with the McArthur and Arnold Foundations to obtain grant funding to better the criminal justice system in Harris County. Judge Brown was also instrumental in creating the Re-integration Court for low-level drug offenders and obtaining the Pre-trial risk assessment currently used by the criminal courts.

Judge Brown is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston School of Law where she teaches trial advocacy. She serves on the Board of Angela House, a program for women recently released from incarceration, and Casa de Esperanza, a program that provides foster care for children under 6. 

Judge Brown is a graduate of Texas A&M University, and received her Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College Law.