About Judge Barclay

Judge Barclay FamilyTwenty-five years ago our family decided to make Texas our home. Once my husband completed his assignment with the United States Air Force at Lackland A.F.B., and I graduated from law school at St. Mary’s University, we moved to Corpus Christi. We had visited Corpus Christi many times over the years and were excited to raise our children here. My husband was already working as a Nurse Anesthetist in the local hospitals and I was thrilled to begin my legal career in a community that welcomed us with open arms. Our children thrived and received an exceptional education attending school in Flour Bluff. When my husband and I became empty-nesters, we moved in to town from the island, to be nearer our different work locations. My husband and I have two children: our daughter Blair is an anesthesiologist in Houston and our son Dirk is an electrical engineer for Voestalpine.

Prior to attending law school, I worked sixteen years as a registered nurse in cardiac surgery and intensive care. My years as a nurse taught me the importance of compassion and understanding for others in times of personal turmoil and chaos. This is comparable to the fear and anxiety experienced by many in the courtroom. My nursing background, along with my legal and judicial experience, gives me the ability to evenly apply the law, while treating those in my courtroom with respect and dignity.

I love our community, and I care deeply about our Constitutional guarantees, public safety, and the welfare of others.  I am running for Judge of the 117th District Court of Nueces County, so I can continue to serve as your Judge.


JUDGE - Nueces County Title IV-D Court, July 2017 to Current; appointed by the Hon. Missy Medary, Presiding Judge of the 5th Administrative Judicial Region

State Bar of Texas - Member

Texas Bar Foundation - Member

College of the State Bar - Member

TAMUCC - Adjunct Professor, Law & Ethics 2015 - Current

Mediator - General & Family Law Cases 2016 - 2017

Corpus Christi Bar Association - Member and Former President 2018 - 2019

Coastal Bend Women Lawyers Association - Board of Directors 2004 - 2016; Former President 2009 - 2010

Registered Nurse - Cardiac Surgery & Intensive Care 1984 - 2000

Former Sunday School Teacher


Doctor of Jurisprudence, St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, TX 2003

Bachelors of Nursing, University of Maine, Orono, ME 1997

Associate of Applied Science - Nursing, Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, NY 1984