Honorable Judge Cindy Wheless
Judge, 417th District Court, Collin County
Judge Wheless received her JD, 1991, SMU Dedman School of Law and is Board Certified in Juvenile Law. She was a member of SMU Law Review (Journal of Air Law and Commerce) and received her BA in Government & Politics from UTD, 1988, cum laude.
In 1999, she was appointed as Juvenile Court Referee by the Collin County Juvenile Board. In 2004, Governor Rick Perry appointed Judge Wheless to the 417th Judicial District Court, designated as a Juvenile Court. In 2006, Judge Wheless was awarded the “Voice for Children Award” by CASA of Collin County. Judge Wheless recently received the Collin County Women Lawyers Association’s Founder Award.
She has been married to Judge Ray Wheless, 366th District Court, for 29 years. Together they have two beautiful boys, Ryan (age 22) and Dylan (age 20).