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Margaret Keliher

Margaret Keliher

Board of Directors
Principal Solar
Dallas Texas
Timezone: America/Chicago

Margaret Keliher is the Executive Director of Texas Business for Clean Air since 2007 and director at the Texas Institute. Ms. Keliher has a passion for finding solutions to America's energy problem and for developing business initiatives for clean air and energy independence.  She is the first female in the 157-year history of Dallas County to serve as County Judge. In 2002 Judge Keliher was appointed to an unexpired term as Dallas County Judge by the County Commissioners Court. She served as Dallas County Judge until 2007.

Judge Keliher came to the Chief Executive Officer's role on the Court after serving as Judge of the 44th Civil District Court of Dallas County since 1999. In that position she received accolades for her organizational skills and for innovative ideas in handling her docket and communicating with persons with business in her court. The 2001 Dallas Bar Association Judicial Evaluation ranked her as one of the hardest-working Civil District Court Judges, ranked among the top in judicial temperament and demeanor.

She came to the bench from Jones Day law firm where she handled commercial and business litigation. She was with Jones Day from 1992 until 1998. Before joining the firm, Judge Keliher was with the Dallas County District Attorney's office as a felony prosecutor for two years.. Prior to her law career, she was a Certified Public Accountant with Deloitte from 1977 until 1986. She earned a bachelors in accounting from the University of Virginia, and graduated cum laude from the SMU School of Law.


  • JoinedDecember 12, 2011

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