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Justice Margaret "Meg" Poissant

Justice Margaret “Meg” Poissant was elected to the Fourteenth Court of Appeals on November 6, 2018. She is licensed in all Texas state courts, and in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Her academic background includes a Bachelor of Science from LeMoyne College and a Juris Doctor from the University of Houston Law Center.

Prior to election, she had more than 30 years of experience as a trial lawyer, having served as lead counsel in hundreds of cases in a broad range of civil and criminal matters in many counties in the State of Texas. Her legal expertise includes personal injury, wrongful death, premises liability, complex business cases, commercial litigation, HOA representation, family law, contracts, administrative law, probate, employment law, representing parties on both sides of the docket, as well as representation of clients in appeals and in criminal cases. Justice Poissant has practiced in state and federal courts in Texas, and is licensed to practice in New York State, where she has represented Texas clients in legal matters in New York. 

2024 Court of Appeals Candidates
Houston Lawyer's Association Gala

Dedication to the law runs in the family – Margaret’s father was a trial attorney for more than 40 years. She is influenced by his commitment to fighting for justice.

Justice Poissant with Friends and Supporters
Justice Poissant's dogs

Margaret spends her free time engaged in community issues, traveling, and with her friends and rescue pets.

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