Justice Cindy Olson Bourland is a fifth-generation native of Round Rock, Texas. She received her undergraduate degree from Southwestern University in Georgetown and her law degree from The University of Texas School of Law. She was appointed to the Third Court of Appeals in January 2015.
Prior to joining the court, Justice Bourland was in private practice for twenty years and has had extensive experience in business trial and appellate cases in state and federal courts. Following law school, she was a partner at the firms of Hance Scarborough, LLP and Merica & Bourland, PC. In 2009, Justice Bourland opened Bourland Law Firm, PC in her hometown of Round Rock, where she practiced until being appointed to the court.
Justice Bourland's late husband, Mike Bourland, was a DPS officer in Williamson County and later owned a business in Round Rock. Justice Bourland grew up on a ranch in Round Rock, and her grandfather was a Captain of the Texas Rangers. In her free time, she enjoys riding horses, raising swans, snow-skiing and traveling.