"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Hard work only matters if your heart is in the right place."


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Presiding Judge of the District Courts of Williamson County, Texas, Sept 2015 to present.

425th Judicial District Court, Williamson County, Texas, January 2013 to present.

Lambeth Law Firm, Round Rock, Texas; Attorney and Founding Partner, 1997-2012

Walsh, Akins and Davis, Round Rock, Texas; Attorney, 1991-1997

Dietz, Wade and Lambeth, Round Rock, Texas; Attorney and Founding Partner, 1993-1997 Law Office of R. Mark Dietz, Round Rock, Texas; Attorney, 1987-1993

Brockett, Cunningham and Bates, Midland, Texas; Attorney 1985-1987


Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas; Doctorate of Jurisprudence, 1985 University of Texas Austin, Texas; Bachelor of Science in Education, 1982


Presiding Judge, District Courts, Williamson County, Texas

Member of the Year, Women’s Law Section of the Williamson County Bar Association


Moderator, The Role of the Judiciary, Sun City Republican Club, Oct. and Nov. 2015
Speaker, The Role of Women in Leadership within the Judiciary, Northwest Austin Republican Women, September 2015
Speaker, Domestic Violence 101, State Bar of Texas, October 2014.

Speaker, New Ways for Families,Austin Bar Association,Family Law Section,October 2014 

Speaker, State Bar of Texas Annual Convention Prayer Breakfast, June 2014

Speaker, What Are the Limits We May Ethically Place on a Child’s Access to a Judge?, 2013 Speaker, A View from the Bench, Austin Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2013


State Bar of Texas, admitted 1985 (Member, Juvenile Law Section, Family Law Section

Member of the Bar, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, admitted 1987 Member of the Bar, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, admitted 1987

Member of the Bar, United States Supreme Court, admitted 1993

President, Williamson County Bar Association, 1994-1995; Officer 1991-1994

Austin  Bar Association, Family Law Section

Advisory Board, R.O.C.K. - Ride on Center for Kids, Georgetown, TX, 2012-present

Vice President of the Board of Directors, R.O.C.K. – Ride on Center for Kids, Georgetown, TX, 2011-2012

Board of Directors, R.O.C.K. – Ride on Center for Kids, Georgetown, TX, 2004 – 2012

Round Rock ISD, Bond Oversight Committee 2009-2010

President, Round Rock High School Band Boosters 2006-2009

Principal for a Day, Round Rock ISD, 2009
Member, First United Methodist Church of Georgetown, Georgetown, TX, 1987-present; Staff/Parish Relations Committee, 2009-2012, Finance Committee, 2007-2008; Youth Empowerment Team, 2001-2009; various other volunteer positions.

Williamson County Republican Women

Georgetown Area Republican Women

Republican Leaders of Williamson County