Meet Piper

Judge Piper McCraw

Judge Piper McCraw was appointed by Governor Abbott in 2015 to the 469th District Court in Collin County. The 469th District Court is a specialized court that handles family law matters and child protective services cases. Judge McCraw is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in both Family Law and Child Welfare Law.

Prior to taking the bench, Judge McCraw was an Assistant District Attorney for Collin County. During her time at the Collin County District Attorney’s Office, she prosecuted many different types of cases including DWI’s, drug possession cases, assaults, thefts, robberies, kidnappings, forgeries, sexual assaults, and murders.

After leaving the Collin County DA’s office, she joined McCraw Gantt, PLLC. As a practicing attorney, she tried over 100 jury trials and hundreds of trials to the court. She additionally served on the Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Board of Directors and the State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee. Judge McCraw is currently on the Curt B. Henderson Inn of Court Board of Directors and is a member of the Collin County Women Lawyer’s Association. 

Judge Piper McCraw and family

In November 2016, Judge McCraw was appointed by the Texas Supreme Court to the Permanent Judicial Commission for Children, Youth, and Families, also known as the Texas Children’s Commission. Judge McCraw is proud to serve as the Vice Chair of the Commission and as the Chair of the Commission’s Training Committee. The overall goal of the Children’s Commission is to improve the child welfare system by increasing public awareness of challenges facing children and families involved in the child welfare system and bringing attention to this important issue through judicial leadership, reforming judicial practice, and informing policy affecting child welfare. The Children’s Commission is a leading collaborative partner in most every aspect of child welfare reform in Texas.

Judge McCraw received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University and a Juris Doctor from Texas A&M School of Law. She lives in McKinney with her husband, Mark, and three children.