A judge must be knowledgeable, fair and impartial. Judge Heath’s relevant familiarity and involvement in the process, with 30+ years of legal-related service, equip her to be that judge who can identify and understand the distresses and hardships that families encounter thereby equipping her to assist them in getting back some semblance of their previous lives, and with any success, restore their broken families.
Judge Heath's previous experience includes The Craig Washington Law Firm, the First Court of Appeals as a judicial intern and Vice Chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association's Family Law Committee. Judge Heath is currently a member of The College of the State Bar of Texas. During 2008-2009, she was Vice Chair, Employee Benefits General Committee, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the ABA, and she has served on several committees in the Mexican American Bar Association. In 2006, she was a Court Appointed Special Advocate in Rock County, Wisconsin, and has participated in Houston Young Professionals for Children and Elves & More.
Judge Heath's law practice, accomplishments and committee involvement have prepared her to be the Judge of the 310th Family District Court. Her wealth of experience and first-hand knowledge provide Judge Heath with the tools that are necessary to be fair and knowledgeable.
Judge Heath's experience, as well as her commitment to improving the lives of families, makes her the best Judge of the 310th Family District Court. By supporting Heath4Judge, you are aiding Judge Heath and her commitment to supporting families. Thank you for your support!
In her personal life, Judge Heath enjoys and has participated in the BP MS150 cycling event (150+ miles from Houston to Austin). The PB MS 150 is a two-day fundraising bike ride organized by the National MS Society, South Central Chapter. The fundraising event is held annually and serves to bring hope to many who are affected by multiple sclerosis.
Judge Heath recently completed her tenure as President of the University Area Rotary Club, and was very active with the United States – Russian Intercountry Committee Rotary Exchange. Her focus this year is the Rotary Club's major project, the Rotary Firefighters Home. The project's vision is to provide temporary, fully-furnished housing to firefighters and other first responders at little or no cost, for use while they are undergoing treatment in the Texas Medical Center for any on-the-job injuries or resulting work-related medical conditions. Judge Heath was the Inaugural Gala Chair for 2016 and the Logistics Chair, responsible for completely furnishing the forty-unit apartment complex.
Judge Heath also enjoys reading and being actively involved with her church, First United Methodist, downtown branch. Judge Heath has two adult sons, Christopher and Nicholas, who wholeheartedly support her in her reelection.
University of Houston-Downtown
TSU Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Elected Judge of 310th Family District Court in Harris County, Texas
Founded The Law Office of Sonya Heath
First United Methodist Church
American Bar Association, Vice Chair, Family Law Committee, 2009 – 2010
Association of Women Attorneys, 2008 – Present
Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law American Inn of Court, 2018 – Present
The College of the State Bar of Texas, 2009 – Present
First Methodist Houston, Downtown Campus, 2006 – Present
Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, School Art Auction and Wine Garden Committees, 2013 – Present
Houston Bar Association, 2009 – Present
Mexican American Bar Association of Houston, 2009 – Present
Rotary Club of University Area Houston, President 2016-17, 2010 – Present
State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section, 2009 – Present