Alternative Dispute Resolution Information

DRS Board


Dallas County
Dispute Resolution Center Advisory Board
Judge Brenda Thompson

Brenda Hull Thompson is the judge of The Probate Court of Dallas County, Texas. She was elected in 2010 after more than twenty years of service in Texas to the community in civil practice and in mediation.  Her civil practice focused on estate administration, guardianship administration and family law.  In addition, she has been an adjunct professor at Texas Wesleyan School of Law.  Prior to moving to Texas, she was a senior Staff attorney in the Office of the General Counsel for the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D. C.   She has made numerous presentations to local bar association sections and community groups and she has received numerous awards for her pro bono and public service activities pertaining to elderly and/or disabled persons, low income persons and children.

Judge Thompson received her J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law School, Washington, D. C., a M. A. degree from Boston University, and a B. S. degree from the University of Maryland.  She is a member of the Dallas Bar Association and is licensed to practice law in Texas state courts, in the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (inactive), and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals (inactive).