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Judge Moseley Retires

After 26 years of service to the City of Coppell, Presiding Judge Marian Moseley has announced her retirement on January 31, 2017. Colleagues, family and friends gathered at Town Center on Tuesday afternoon to celebrate and express gratitude for her many years of dedicated service.

“We would like to thank Judge Moseley for her many years of dedicated service to Coppell,” said Mayor Karen Hunt. “Her expertise and commitment to the people of this city are extraordinary and we will miss her objective and gracious spirit.”​

Appointed in 1990, Judge Moseley is known for her commitment to helping the youth of the community.

From the growing staff, facilities and programs to the evolution of technology, Judge Moseley has seen big changes in the two plus decades she has been serving; However, the many cases she has presided over have been the most rewarding. One case that was particularly defining involved a young man charged with truancy who appeared in court many times over the course of three years. The court staff and school officials encouraged him to continue attending school and when he graduated from high school, the court staff bought him a cake to celebrate.

The case highlights what Judge Moseley says she will miss most about serving as Judge for the City of Coppell – the professional people who are so committed to making sure all persons have a chance to have their case heard.

She grew up the third of six children on a farm in Burkburnett, Texas and credits her parents as the inspiration behind pursuing a career in law.

“My parents always included everyone into their family,” she said. “They were kind and helpful to so many in our community. I was the first lawyer in my family and saw the legal field as a place where I could help people with their needs.”

After graduating salutatorian from Burkburnett High School in 1970, Judge Moseley went on to graduate from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas Law School in 1974 and 1976, respectively. She began her career as a prosecutor in the Travis County Attorney’s Office, the Dallas County District Attorney’s office under Henry Wade and Midland County, where she later practiced civil law. She also practiced family law at Raggio & Raggio in Dallas.

Post retirement plans for Judge Moseley include traveling with her husband, Jim, spending time with children Becky and Jim, reading, gardening and catching up with friends and family.