Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Mike Wallach to the Second Court of Appeals for a term set to expire on Dec. 31, 2020, or until his successor is elected.
Wallach of Colleyville has served as Judge of the 348th Judicial District Court in Tarrant County since 2017. Prior to being elected, he was a practicing attorney for over 37 years. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Tarrant County Bar Association and a judicial fellow of the International Association of Defense Counsel. He is former president of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel and a former member of the Defense Research Institute and the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel. Additionally, he is a Mason, former president of Moslah Shriners Fort Worth, and a member of the Shiners Hospitals for Children-Galveston Board of Governors and Fort Worth Scottish Rite. Wallach received a Bachelor of Arts in political science and history from Texas Christian University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Houston Law School. Abbott also announced plans to appoint Megan Fahey as Judge of the 348th Judicial District Court in Tarrant County upon Wallach’s formal resignation.
Fahey of Fort Worth was as an associate attorney for Bracewell LLP and Jenner & Block, LLC before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 2005, where she has served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in both the Civil and Criminal Divisions. In 2011, Fahey received EOUSA’s Director’s Award for Superior Performance as a Civil AUSA, naming her one of the nation’s top Civil AUSAs that year. She is a member of The Federalist Society and the Tarrant County Bar Association. Additionally, she is on the board of the United Methodist Women at First United Methodist Church, having recently served as the president, fundraiser chair, and membership chair, and has coached for the Fort Worth Youth Soccer Association and YMCA Youth Basketball. Fahey received a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Texas at Austin and a Juris Doctor degree from The University of Texas School of Law.