Theresa W. Chang

Theresa W. Chang

Judge Theresa Chang is the Presiding Judge of Harris County Civil Court at Law #2. She was unanimously appointed by the Commissioners Court and elected by the voters of Harris County in 2012.

Judge Chang obtained her M.S. in Chemical Engineering in the Texas A&M University System and was a registered Professional Engineer prior to earning her law degree from the South Texas College of Law.

After graduation, she worked as an Assistant County Attorney for 10 years and served as Division Chief of Revenue Division and Compliance Division of the Harris County Attorney’s Office. In 2007, Chang was unanimously appointed as District Clerk of Harris County by 59 District Court Judges. Later, Chang served as an Associate Judge of Houston Municipal Courts till she became the Judge of County Civil Court #2.

Currently, Judge Chang serves as a Commissioner of the Commission for Lawyer Discipline of State Bar of Texas. She has served on the Board of Directors of State Bar and Asian American Bar Association.

In 1997, then Governor Bush appointed Chang to serve on the Board of Regents of University of Houston System. Chang also serves and has served on the board of many community organizations, such as Asian Chamber of Commerce, Chinese Community Center, International Trade Center, YMCA, Houston Area Urban League, Houston Grand Opera, Texas Executive Women and American Leadership Forum.

Because of Chang’s professionalism and community involvements, she has been honored as Distinguished Alumni by Texas A&M Kingsville in 2011; 50 Most Influential Women in Houston by Women Magazine in 2010; and Women on the Move by Texas Executive Women in 2005.

Judge Chang’s husband, Peter, is a cardiologist. They have been married for 30 years. They have two sons, Winston and Spencer. They are active members of Ascension Catholic Church.