Justice Bourland and other judges from around Texas being honored at the State Capitol; Justice Bourland with Congressman John Carter; Justice Bourland and friends at an Austin Woman magazine event.

Photos, from L to R: Justice Bourland with her niece the day of Cindy's investiture; Justice Bourland at her ceremonial investiture as the newest member of the important Third Court of Appeals; The Texas State Capitol; 

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITIONS
AW Media Woman’s Way Spirit Award Winner, 2014
Texas Super Lawyers List, 2007-2011
Austin Business Journal, “Profiles in Power” Winner, 2010
Texas Top Verdicts List in Intellectual Property, 2009
Winner, Austin Under 40 Award in Law, 2003
Winner, Austin Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, 2003
Featured in Texas Bar Journal article “I Love My Lawyer,” October 2003
Austin Business Journal, “Best of Business Attorneys” Nominee, 2006
Pathfinder Award, Travis County Women Lawyers Association, 2004
Niemann Cup, The University of Texas School of Law
Order of Barristers, The University of Texas School of Law
Namesake, Cindy Olson Bourland Outstanding Member Award, The University
of Texas School of Law

Member, MENSA


SIGNIFICANT CASES           
United MedEvac Solutions v. Angel Staffing; Contractor Dispute
Neely v. Wilson; First Amendment
City of Round Rock v. Union Pacific Railroad Co.; Implied Dedication, 2013
ADCO Advertising v. Barron; Lanham Act, 2012
Rightson, LLC v. Garden Ridge; Commercial Lease, 2011
Smiley Networks v. Li; Trade Secret Misappropriation, 2010
College Network v. Moore Education Publishers; Lanham Act, 2009
Fabbio v. TL Ventures; Venture Fund Arbitration, 2009
In re Godwin; First Amendment, 2009
Sutton v. Real County; Public Easement, 2000
Crown Life Insurance v. Casteel; Texas Insurance Code, 1997

PRESENTATIONS and TEACHING
Adjunct Professor and Director of Interscholastic Advocacy Program, The University of Texas School of Law, 1994-2000
Speaker for Austin Bar Association; presented “Expert Witnesses” to Solo and Small Firm Section, 2005
Speaker, “Ultimate Texas Trial Notebook Seminar,” Austin Bar Association CLE Presentation, 2005
Speaker, "Representing Small Business," State Bar of Texas CLE, 2007
40 Hour Mediation Training; Dispute Resolution Center of Austin, 2009
Speaker, “Lawyers as Employers,” Williamson County Bar Association, Fall CLE, 2012
Moderator, “Shark Tank Without the Bite: A Panel Discussion with Successful Entrepreneurs,” Southwestern University, 2014       


HOBBIES AND INTERESTS
Horseback riding and raising swans
Snow skiing and travel
Fifth generation native of Williamson County, Texas
History of the Texas Rangers (grandfather was a Captain of Texas Rangers)    

WORK HISTORY
Bourland Law Firm, P.C., Round Rock, Texas; Attorney and Founding Partner, 2009-2015
Merica & Bourland, P.C., Austin, Texas; Attorney and Founding Partner, 2002-2009
Hance, Scarborough, L.L.P., Austin, Texas; Attorney, 1994-1997; Partner, 1997-2002
University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas; Adjunct Faculty 1994-2000

EDUCATION           
University of Texas School of Law
Austin, Texas; Doctorate of Jurisprudence, 1994
Southwestern University
Georgetown, Texas; Bachelor of Arts in English, 1989 

AFFILIATIONS 
Brazos River Authority Board of Directors, 2011-2015
Southwestern University Alumni Council, Former Lifelong

Learning Chair
Southwestern University Board of Visitors, 2011-2015
Austin Bar Foundation Board of Directors, 2012-2014
President, Austin Young Lawyers Association, 2000-2001
Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International
Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
Founding Fellow, Austin Bar Association Foundation
Founding Fellow, Austin Young Lawyers Association Foundation
Austin Bar Association
Travis County Women Lawyers Association
Robert W. Calvert Chapter of The American Inns of Court, 1997-2000
Palm Valley Lutheran Church Personnel Committee, 2011-2015
Williamson County Old Settlers Association

Williamson County Republican Women, Austin Republican Women and Texas Federation of Republican Women

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES      
Commendation for Saving a Life, Williamson County Commissioners Court
Williamson County Capital IDEA
Scott & White Hospital, Healing Garden Campaign, 2008
Committees and Member, Palm Valley Lutheran Church
Leadership Austin, 2002-2003
Board of Directors, Conspirare, 2002-2003
Delegate, People to People Ambassadors Trip to Cuba, December 2002
Former Volunteer, Volunteer Legal Services
Volunteer, Ask An Attorney Television Program (legal advice to callers), 2001
Volunteer, AYLA Holiday Baskets / AYLA Christmas for Kids, 1999-2001
Volunteer, American Heart Association Benefit, 1996-1997
Tutor, Williamson County Literacy Council, 1988-1992