Judge Clinton has more than 15 years of judicial experience in North Texas. She currently presides over Texas Criminal District Court 1, a felony district court. Prior to this, she served as Judge of Dallas County Criminal Court 8, a misdemeanor court. She has also served as a municipal judge for area cities.
Judge Clinton is one of Dallas County’s longest-tenured criminal court judges. She has earned a reputation for hard work and efficiency, and she has handled hundreds of criminal trials of all kinds. Her judicial peers honored her by electing her to the Board of the Texas Center for the Judiciary.
Judge Clinton has a nationwide reputation in criminal law and a track record of serving her profession. She has taught criminal law throughout the United States. She has testified before the Texas Senate Subcommittee on Criminal Justice and the Texas House Committee on Probation and Parole.
Judge Clinton believes that the court's first responsibility is to fairness and truth. The court has a responsiblity to find the most just result possible. That means listening, making sure everyone is heard, and ensuring that the law is followed and applied equally to all persons, regardless of who they are.