Governor appoints Starritt-Burnett judge of 169th Judicial District Court


Belton Journal


The office of Governor Greg Abbott announced on Friday that he has appointed Cari Starritt-Burnett of Belton Judge of the 169th Judicial District Court in Bell County for a term set to expire on Dec. 31, 2022.

Starritt-Burnett is a Partner and Co-owner of Seigman, Starritt-Burnett & Sinkfield, PLLC, where she heads the Family Law Department.

She gave a statement in response to her appointment by Gov. Abbott.

“I want to thank the Governor for the appointment, as well as—Senator Buckingham, Rep. Hugh Shine & Rep. Brad Buckley for their having faith in my abilities and their support. I also want to thank my current law partners for allowing me to take the step to serve in a more public capacity. I can’t wait to get to work for the Bell County citizens,” said Starritt-Burnett.

“With COVID-19, there is significant backlog in our dockets right now, and I look forward to putting a dent in some of that in order to help the other hard-working district judges in Bell County.  I really want to specifically thank Judge Gordon Adams for continuing to sit as a retired visiting judge to keep the docket moving since his July retirement. 

“My family and close friends have always been my rock—  As my daughter heads off to college this week, everyone has asked what will consume my time now.   I want to throw myself into working hard for this county.  I love the law, I really do.”

Starritt-Burnett is a member of the State Bar of Texas and its Family Law Section and past president and member of the Bell County Bar Association. She is a member of the Bell County Women’s Bar Association and the College of the State Bar of Texas. She is president-elect and former secretary of Foster Love of Bell County, board member of the City of Belton Buildings and Standards Commission, member for the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce, and volunteer for various community events. Starritt-Burnett received a Bachelor of Arts in Government/Political Science from Angelo State University and a Juris Doctor degree from Texas Tech University School of Law.