Meet Brandy

KEEPING OUR FAMILIES SAFE
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Judge Brandy Hallford grew up in the Austin area and later attended The University of Texas at Austin where she received her Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree. She then attended St. Mary’s University School of Law and received her law degree in 1996. She was licensed by the State Bar of Texas in 1996 and began her career.

Brandy started her career with the Williamson County Attorney's Office where she was later promoted to Criminal Division Chief working closely with law enforcement and supervising attorneys and staff. Brandy also gained invaluable experience when she worked under Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott as the First Open Government Prosecutor for Texas Attorney General's Office. During her tenure as a Prosecutor in Williamson County, Dallas County and the Texas Attorney General's Office, Brandy gained valuable trial and courtroom experience handling thousands of cases.

After her youngest child was born, Brandy went into private law practice in Williamson County. While in private practice, she focused her legal practice on representing abused and neglected children as their attorney and voice in Child Protective Services' cases. Brandy also practiced in the areas of criminal, juvenile, family and probate law.  After winning the Republican Primary in March 2018, Brandy was appointed as the Presiding Judge of County Court at Law #1 on June 4, 2018.

Brandy learned from a very young age the importance hard work. Her father taught her, you have to work in the trenches before you can truly understand a job. She followed his advice. She has worked in the trenches and gained the experience, insight and knowledge needed to keep our community safe and administer justice fairly.

 

Brandy has spent countless hours volunteering at many different community organizations in Williamson County. From serving on the Board of Directors at the Williamson County Children's Advocacy Center to serving as a member with the Williamson County Blue Star Mothers and many other organizations in between, Brandy knows the importance of giving back to her community. ​

  • Member, State Bar of Texas

  • Former Board of Director, Williamson County Children's Advocacy Center

  • Former Board of Director, Senior Access (Formerly Drive a Senior)

  • Member, Kiwanis Club

  • Member, Williamson County Blue Star Mothers (Honoring Gold Star Mothers and Families)

  • Member, Round Rock Chamber of Commerce

  • Member, Williamson County Bar Association/Member, Women Lawyer’s Section of the Williamson County Bar Association

  • Member, Georgetown Area Republican Women

  • Associate Member, Williamson County Republican Women

  • Associate Member, Sun City Republican Club

  • Volunteer with Blue Santa

​Brandy is married to Jerry Hallford, a Veteran of the United States Air Force. Jerry has proudly served the citizens of Round Rock for 27  years as a Police Officer. Brandy and Jerry are the proud parents of four children, and attend Grace Covenant Church. 

County Court at Law #1 is charged with handling criminal, family and Child Protective Services' cases in Williamson County.  Brandy has extensive experience in each of these areas of law.  She has devoted her career to protecting children in court as their voice, attorney, and now as a judge.  Brandy knows children are vulnerable and the importance of having a judge who understands how rulings impact their future.

Brandy has dedicated her career as an attorney in Williamson County. Her knowledge and experience has taught her the importance of being the community's voice by prosecuting crime, knowing the needs and concerns of victims of crime, understanding the day-to-day safety issues of our police officers, and hardships abused children face. Brandy believes that her experience, integrity, and conservative values will serve her well as your judge of Williamson County Court at Law #1.

 

"I would be honored to have your support and humbly ask for your vote on November 6, 2018." - Brandy

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