Judge Margaret Keliher is the Executive Director for Texas Business for Clean Air. Prior to that position she was Of Counsel with the Public Law section of Locke, Liddell & Sapp, one of Texas’ leading law firms. In 2002 Judge Keliher was first appointed to and later elected as the Dallas County Judge becoming the first female elected to that position in the county’s history. She also served as Judge of the 44th District Court of Dallas where she was ranked as one of the hardest working Civil District Court Judges by the Dallas Bar Association. She came to the bench from Jones Day Reavis and Pogue where she handled commercial and business litigation. Before joining the firm, Judge Keliher served as a member of the Dallas County District Attorney’s office as a felony prosecutor. Prior to her legal career Judge Keliher was a Certified Public Accountant with Deloitte. She received her Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Southern Methodist University School of Law and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Virginia. Judge Keliher is active in community associations and serves on the board of Dallas Children’s Theater Guild, the YMCA, the YWCA, SMU Law School, and Turtle Creek Manor. An active involved mother of three, she is married to Lester Keliher and is mother to Margaret, Joseph, and Alex.