Judge Lisa Millard is a native Houstonian and is the daughter of the highly respected Judge Richard W. Millard and Mrs. Frances Millard. Judge and Mrs. Millard were married for over 57 years before Judge Millard’s death. Judge Richard W. Millard was an honored judge and public servant in Harris County for almost 40 years. He was a veteran of WWII and the Korean War serving our country in the Marine Corps. He was a graduate of Texas A & M University and a graduate of South Texas College of Law. Frances Frazier Millard is a talented pianist and soloist. She attended the University of Texas in Austin. Growing up in Bellaire she was the organist for her church. She has been a bank director with Tradition Bank for twenty five years.
Judge Lisa Millard has two brothers, Michael and John. Their family grew up in the Spring Branch area and Michael, Lisa and John attended Spring Woods Senior High School. Michael, in the true Millard tradition, served in the Marine Corps, graduated from the University of Houston with Honors with a degree in Economics and works as the Court Coordinator for the 314th Juvenile District Court. John graduated from Southwest Texas State University with Honors with a degree in Business. Again, following tradition, John attended South Texas College of Law and is a practicing attorney.
Judge Millard is the proud mother of one daughter, Shannon. Shannon is a dedicated mother and homemaker. Judge Millard's beloved son-in-law, Lawrence, works for Silver Eagle Distributors. She is also the delighted grandmother (Nana) to Peyton Elisabeth, who is
twelve years old, and Colin Richard – named after Judge Richard Millard—who is six years old. She is also delighted to be the aunt of Sean, almost 17 years, and Lauren, 13 years.
As a single parent, Judge Millard raised a small daughter while she attended the University of Houston and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. After obtaining her law degree from South Texas College of Law and practicing law, she decided to dedicate herself to a life of public service, following a family tradition.
Judge Lisa Millard, like her mother, loves music. She grew up singing in the church choir, and won awards in school for her singing. She likes to draw and paint, and play the piano and guitar. But her greatest joy is time spent with her family. The Millards are a very close-knit family. Judge Millard spends as much time as possible spending time with her family, including reading to her grandson’s class for the Houston Bar Association’s Constitution Day, attending her granddaughter’s basketball games and the football games in which she cheers, and attending her grandson’s football games. Judge Millard always enjoys volunteering at the school to speak about being a judge and attorney, and helping the school in whatever way she can.
Judge Lisa Millard has been brought up to respect and honor family and to perform her duties with respect to all. It is a time honored tradition within her family.
Judge Millard is a breast cancer survivor. Two weeks after losing her beloved father to lymphoma, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. During her illness she continued to work while she had her surgeries and her chemotherapy treatment. Judge Millard is a fighter and a survivor. She now works to help others with breast cancer.
Judge Lisa Millard has a priority in the 310th Family District Court of putting children and families first, treating the parties and the attorneys with respect and dignity. She has a commitment to fairness for all who appear in the court in which she presides.