Our courts are the
last line of defense
for our basic rights.
That’s why community leaders from all walks of life stand with Judge Karin Crump.
Feb 20 - Mar 1
JUDGE KARIN CRUMP
Now more than ever we need appellate justices who engage in intellectually honest, deliberative debate. As our politics become more polarized, our basic human freedoms are being decided in our courts.
A recognized leader, Judge Karin Crump has been honored by the State Bar of Texas for fostering collaboration within the legal community, appointed to the Editorial Board of the State Bar Litigation Section’s official publication, and is dedicated to diversifying the legal profession as a mentor and the judicial liaison for the Youth Justice Alliance.
Her call to service has been just as broad: President of the Texas Young Lawyers Association, Board of Directors for the Texas Bar Foundation, Chair of a Texas Supreme Court Task Force to expand the delivery of legal services, and co-founder of the Austin Bar/AYLA Leadership Academy, which now has hundreds of graduates. Judge Crump is currently President of the Texas Association of District Judges.
The daughter of a Mexican American mom and a military dad, Karin was the first generation in her family to graduate college. She waited tables, answered phones at law firms and served as a Capitol staffer to pay her way through the University of Texas and then St. Mary’s School of Law. Judge Crump’s legal career has spanned the gamut: criminal law, complex civil litigation, family law, and dispute resolution, all while being recognized for her commitment to pro bono services. In 2014, she was elected to the bench, where she has since presided over the 250th District Court in Travis County.
Through her commitment to access to justice, mentorship, and defense of the law’s responsibility to protect the rights of all, Judge Karin Crump has lived out the words of one her heroes, Barbara Jordan, who said, “It is a privilege to serve people, a privilege that must be earned and once earned, we have an obligation to do something with it.”
Karin and her husband have been married for more than twenty years. They are the proud parents of one daughter in college and twin boys who attend public high school.