Barbara Nellermoe has served as judge of the 45th District Court since January 1, 2003. She previously served as corporate counsel for Clear Channel Communications, focusing on employment matters, as an administrator at the law school, as staff attorney to Chief Justice Alma L. Lopez, and as law clerk to three federal district court judges. For ten years she engaged in private practice, representing clients in environmental, banking, securities, and other types of commercial litigation.

Judge Nellermoe is the Editor in Chief of the San Antonio Lawyer magazine and past president of the Bexar County Women's Bar Association. Both organizations have recognized her contributions by honoring her with the Belva Lockwood Outstanding Lawyer Award and the SABA President's Award for Outstanding Service to the Bar, respectively.

In law school she was chosen Editor in Chief of the St. Mary's Law Journal and has since published a number of scholarly legal articles. The Texas Bar Foundation selected her article, Professional Responsibility and the Litigator, 28 ST. MARY´S LAW JOURNAL 443, as the Outstanding Law Review Article of 1997.

She serves on the board of the St. Luke's Lutheran Health Ministries Foundation, the San Antonio Chamber Chair, and the Development Board of Texas Lutheran University. She also has served on the board of Z-Place, a family center on the near west side which provided day care and recreation services to members of a deteriorating neighborhood. She served as congregational president of St. John's Lutheran Church from 1994 to 1998.

Judge Nellermoe has been married since 1965 to John Nellermoe.  Their daughter, Sara, is a TLU graduate.

  • Children's Court Oversight Committee
  • Court Reporters Oversight Committee
  • Juvenile Board
  • Domestic Relations Office Oversight Committee
  • Safe Havens: Building Strong Collaborations for Change Committee
  December 1965 - B.S., Concordia College, Moorhead MN
  August 1976 - M.A., Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
  May 1983 - J.D., St. Mary´s University of San Antonio
1982 - 1983 - Editor in Chief, St. Mary´s Law Journal

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Bar Foundation Fellow
    • Recipient, Outstanding Law Review Article Award
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
    • Board Member, Secretary, Vice-Chair, Chair
    • Course Director, Sun Surf & CLE (Summer School)
    • Editor, College Bulletin
  • Bexar County Women´s Bar Association & Foundation
    • Past-president
    • Recipient, Belva Lockwood Outstanding Lawyer Award
    • Former Editor, Equal Times
  • San Antonio Bar Association & Foundation
    • Editor in Chief, San Antonio Lawyer
    • Recipient, President´s Award for Outstanding Service to the Bar
    • Past Chair, Environmental Law Section
  • Mexican-American Bar Association Scholarship Committee

  • Federal briefing attorney, Western District of Texas
    • Judge Fred Shannon
    • Chief Judge William S. Sessions
    • Judge Edward C. Prado
  • Staff attorney, Fourth Court of Appeals
    • Central staff attorney/ ADR attorney
  • Staff attorney to Justice Alma L. Lopez

  • St. Mary´s University School of Law
    • Interim Director of Career Services (2002)
    • Associate Director for Academic Excellence (2002)
    • Adjunct Professor, Legal Writing (1995-1999)
  • Clear Channel Worldwide, Inc. (2000-2001)
    • Corporate Counsel
    • Director, Labor & Employment Resources
  • Law Offices of Barbara Hanson Nellermoe (1991-1994)
  • Shannon & Weidenbach, Inc. (1988-1991)
  • Martin Shannon & Drought, Inc. (1985-1988)
  • College professor (History, Women´s Studies, Marriage & Family courses)
  • Public school teacher