Julie Camacho Republican Candidate for Judge - 342nd District Ct.
Julie Camacho Republican Candidate for Judge - 342nd District Ct.

  • Quick Facts

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    Camacho Law Firm, PLLC

    Founder of successful boutique civil litigation firm serving business and individual clients. Provided over 50 hours of Pro Bono civil legal services per year since at least 2013. See CamachoPLLC.com for more info.


    Volunteer Hearing Officer, Fort Worth Housing Services.


    Cowtown Kids, Inc. Founder CEO/ President See CowtownKids.org

    Admissions, Memberships, Awards, Writing, and Published Opinions

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    Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas, 2018- Julie provided more than 80 hours of pro bono legal services in 2017 to gain admittance.

    First Amendment Lawyers Association, Member, one of fewer than 200 members.

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    Texas Bar Association, Nov. 2001, 

    Texas Bar Champion of Justice Society Advocate- 2017

    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Dec. 2002 U.S. District Court, Northern Dist. of Texas, Dec. 2003  

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    Fort Worth Magazine, voted Top Attorney by peers 2014, 2015, and 2016

    College of the State Bar of Texas since 2006
    American Bar Association- GPSolo Litigation Committee, Solo and Small Firm Section, and Women Advocate Section

    Texas Bar- Women in the Law Section, Litigation Section, and Appellate Section
    Tarrant County Bar Association- Membership Committee, Women Attorneys Section

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    N.R.A., Lifetime Member since 1993

    CHL since 2011, qualified with Colt 1911 .45

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    The John M. Harlan Society, inducted May 2001

    Phi Delta Phi, Tarlton Inn, inducted Spring 1999

    Outstanding Delegation Award, National Model United Nations 1993, New York, New York  
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    Co-Author, OLD MCDONALD GOT A DIVORCE- DIVISION OF FARM AND RANCH ASSETS IN DIVORCE April 2005, Texas Marriage Dissolution Institute, Galveston, Texas

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    Reported Opinions

    Brauer v. Brauer, 02-11-00109-CV, 2012 WL 4121120 (Tex. App.- Fort Worth Sept. 20, 2012, no pet.). 

    In re C.D.E., 391 S.W.3d 287 (Tex. App.- Fort Worth 2012, no pet.).

    United States v. Grijalva, 55 M.J. 223 (C.A.A.F. 2001). Student counsel on brief for amicus curiae, St. Mary’s University, before the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

    Volunteer and Civic

    Fort Worth Republican Women, 6th V.P. Events

    Colleyville Lions Club, member

    Attorneys Serving the Community

    Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth

    Mission trips to Israel and Cuba

    Tarrant Star Republican Women

    NE Tarrant Tea Party, member

    SE Republican Club, member

    SW Republican Club, Member


    Robert and Julie donate to the Tarrant Area Food Bank, Safe Haven, the Presbyterian Night Shelter, and other local charitable organizations.


    Hurricane Harvey Disaster Volunteer

    Due to the horrific flooding and widespread disaster declaration, Julie was registered as a volunteer attorney for disaster related legal assistance. She understands what is needed to be done because she worked for the U.S. SBA Disaster Assistance office for 2 years.

    About Julie Camacho

    Early Life and Personal History

    Julie was drawn to the law early because her adoptive dad was an attorney and adjunct professor for St. Mary's University School of Law. Julie and her dad think alike, and she looked up to him and the example that he set. The legal field was also where she believed that she could honor the women in her family, by continuing the legacy of education, independence, and entrepreneurship exhibited to her by her adoptive mom, grandmothers, and great grandmothers. 


    Before being adopted together, Julie and her brother were wards of the state living in foster care and shelters for three years. They experienced homelessness and neglect, but were blessed when they found the family that God intended them to have. 

    Education and School Years

    Julie earned an Advanced Honors Diploma from John Marshall High School in San Antonio, Texas, while playing on the tennis team and marching her flute in the great Ram band. Julie was active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and attended St. Andrews Episcopal church. She was a member and officer of the Episcopal Young Church(wo)men and the Junior Daughters of the King. Two of Julie's best friends attended and graduated from TCU, leading to her early interest in Fort Worth.


    Julie earned her B.A. from Austin College in Sherman, Texas, matriculating in 1994, with a double concentration in Business Administration and Economics. While at Austin College, Julie was a member of the College Republicans, and served as the Treasurer. She was a member of the local social sorority, Alpha Delta Chi, and the service fraternity, Omega Phi Alpha, among many other organizations! Julie was on the AC Tennis team and among the founding members of the AC women's soccer Club which led the school to sponsor the Women's Soccer team in subsequent years.


    Julie pursued her law degree in San Antonio, Texas, after living and working in North Texas and Austin for four years. Julie received her Juris Doctorate from St. Mary's University School of Law in 2001, graduating magna cum laude. Julie was a member of the Republican Law Student's organization and at one point served as the President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Julie was among the founding members of the Computer Law Association and competed in intramural sports.

    Fort Worth Home and Family

    Julie and her husband live in an historic Craftsman Bungalow built in 1921 in Mistletoe Heights overlooking downtown and the Will Rogers Memorial Center. Her husband, Robert, grew up in one of the first homes sold in the Wedgwood neighborhood in South Fort Worth and graduated from Southwest High School. His grandfather worked in the TCU kitchens and his father was a U.S. Postal carrier in Fort Worth for many years. Robert's mom was a school teacher and became the principal of Denver Avenue Elementary School now named Rufino Mendoza, Sr. Elementary School. Julie chose to establish her law firm in Fort Worth to be close to home, family, and because of the great collegial nature of the attorneys here.

    Ability to Remain Neutral

     

    While growing up, Julie rooted for both the Dallas Cowboys and the Pittsburgh Steelers because her parents grew up in McKeesport, just outside of Pittsburgh. She also rooted for both UT and Notre Dame, because her grandfather attended Notre Dame and family legend has it that he was a trainer for the football team under Knute Rockne and attended the first U.S.C. v. N.D. game in California in the 1930's. Julie still roots for the Dallas Cowboys, UT, and Notre Dame, but now she also roots for TCU. Julie and her husband (a U.T. Austin graduate) are TCU Horned Frog football season ticket holders with a group of friends. 


    Many people might say that you can't root for all of these teams, but Julie learned at an early age that you can. Rivalries do not have to be contentious, and reasonable folks can respect one another even if they have a difference of opinion. The legal field is one place where professionalism is paramount, and Julie strives to remain cordial with opposing counsel and all parties.