Ann-Marie Carruth, Lubbock’s recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumni Award 2019, is her. Ann-Marie Carruth of Lubbock received her bachelor’s degree as a farmer’s communications specialist (2004) and her law degree at Texas Tech University’s School of Law (2006). She is currently a Lubbock County judge for Precinct 4 as well as a County Court at Law #3. Prior to taking the seat on the bench in 2015 she was a partner in a private general practice, Saleh Law PLLC. There she fulfilled a long-held dream to be able to practice law alongside her father, Judge Sam Saleh. Carruth was twice named “Judge of the year” by the West Texas Justices of the Peace and Constables Association. She also received Young Adult Volunteer of the the Year award from the Lubbock Volunteer Center and was named Women of Excellence by the YWCA. JPCA voted Carruth’s Saturday Court the “Best Practice” for Texas in 2018. She is currently an adjunct professor at Texas Tech University, Wayland Baptist University, Texas Tech University School of Law and Texas Justice Court Training Center.
Ann Marie Carruth Biography
Ann-Marie Carruth, a member of the Republican Party, is a judge at the Texas 72nd District Court. On January 24, 2021, she was elected to office. Her current term expires on December 31, 2022.
Carruth (Republican Party), ran for the office of judge at the Lubbock County Court At Law No. Texas. She was elected to the general elections on November 6, 2018.
Carruth ran also for re-election as Precinct 4 Judge of the Lubbock County Justice of the Peace courts in Texas. She resigned before the general election, November 6, 2018.
Governor Greg Abbott appointed Carruth to the District Court on January 11, 2021. Greg Abbott (R). On January 24, 2021, she was sworn into office.
Carruth was a former judge at the Lubbock County Court. David Nelson died in July 2018, and Carruth succeeded him.
Ann Marie is a judge at the Texas 72nd Circuit Court. Kyle Carruth, her ex-husband, was a suspect in the deadly shooting that took place in South Lubbock on November 5.
He was identified in an affidavit that Judge Annie-Marrie Carruth sworn to on November 8. She stated that she was informed by William Kyle Carruth that her husband is being investigated for the shooting and murder of his girlfriend’s father. He attempted to pick them up later in Friday afternoon.
The investigation stems from a shots-fired report received at 4:20 pm near the 2100 block 90th Street. Responding police found Chad Read (54), dead on the spot.
Carruth also claimed that she had not spoken to her husband since the incident, but was “extremely worried” about his mental state.
Anne Marie Carruth is still a Texas 72nd District Court judge in 2021. Her term ends December 31, 2022.
Court filings show that Ann Marie Carruth married her ex-husband in September 2009, and they separated in July. Their divorce was finalized Friday after William Kyle Carruth filed for divorcement in September.
Anne Marie Carruth Elections
General election for Lubbock County Court of Law No. 3
Ann-Marie Carruth was elected to the Lubbock County Court of Law No. 3, on November 6, 2018.
Anne Marie Carruth Education & Licenses
Carruth earned her undergraduate education at Texas Tech University, and her J.D. from Texas Tech University. Texas Tech University School of Law. She was enrolled at Texas Tech University School of Law.
Texas Tech University
- Magna Cum Laude, 2004
- Mortar Board
- Golden Key National Honor Society
- Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority
- President’s Select
- Student Government Association, Agriculture Senator
Texas Tech University School of Law
Doctorate of Jurisprudence, 2006
- AmJur Award for Excellence in International Environmental Law
- 1L Mock Trial, Best Oralist
- Volunteer Law Students Association
- Tax Clinic
- Civil Practice Clinic
State Bar of Texas
Licensed to Practice law in Texas in 2007
Muscular Dystrophy Association
Annual MDA Lock-Up
Meals on Wheels
- Volunteer meal delivery
- Pro bono legal work
- 2014 Board of Directors
Susan G. Komen
5k run participant
In-home fundraising event
Children’s Protective Services
Annual Teddy Bear Fundraiser
YWCA Father-Daughter Dance 2014