Amy McCullough appointed to preside of the Tyler Municipal Court

Published on Wednesday, 16 August 2017 16:15 - Written by

JENNY WELLS, Special to the Tyler Morning Telegraph

Amy McCullough was appointed to be the Presiding Judge over the Tyler Municipal Court. 

Judge McCullough took on the interim position in February, and was formally given the position last week. She previously served on the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission for more than four years.

Judge McCullough is a graduate of Tyler Junior College, earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Mississippi and obtained her masters from the University of Oklahoma. She then earned a law degree from South Texas College of Law.

As an attorney, she practiced as an assistant district attorney in Harris County and in municipal government as the city attorney of Pearland, TX in the 1990s. She then went into private practice before taking time off to spend with her family.

“I am excited to work with the judicial team, court staff and city administration in finding and implementing new creative solutions in the court to improve our productivity and effectiveness,” Judge McCullough said. “We plan to add additional dockets, offer additional options to satisfy judgments, and improve the court process to more timely accommodate Tyler citizens.”

The Municipal Court handles Class “C” misdemeanors, including traffic violations and Tyler code enforcement infractions. The court handles juvenile offenders, including truancy cases.

“The Court is continually seeking ways to streamline our processes so that our citizens who must handle business with us can do so confidently and comfortably,” said Nicole Johnson, Municipal Court administrator. “We look forward to the leadership of Judge McCullough in continuing this effort.”

- Jenny Wells is the senior public relations specialist for the city of Tyler.