Judge Elizabeth N. Rainey



Magistrate for the Midland County Drug Court

Judge Rainey came to Midland in 2011 from Lockhart, Texas.  She began practicing law with the Law Office of Ian Cantacuzene in January 2012. In 2015 she started Of Counsel with Ward & Myers, LLP as well as serving as the designated Midland County Juvenile Detention Defense Attorney.

Currently, Judge Rainey presides over the Midland County Drug Court, consisting of the Adult Felony Drug Court, DWI Court, and Transitional Treatment Court.   These courts combine her passion for serving the people of Midland and helping those individuals suffering from addiction find recovery.

Judge Rainey is married to Shaun Rainey, with Cotton Bledsoe Tighe and Dawson, P.C., and they have three children.

Judge Rainey graduated in 2009 from Texas A&M University cum laude with a B.A. in Communication. She earned her J.D. from Texas Tech School of Law in 2011.


Judge Rainey was appointed to the Specialty Court Advisory Council by Governor Greg Abbott in February 2022. Judge Rainey also serves as the Vice-President for the Texas Association of Speciality Courts. She is a member of the Texas Bar College, a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, a member of the Midland County Bar Association, past-President of the Midland County Young Lawyers Association, and is involved in the Junior League of Midland as a sustaining member. Judge Rainey is a 2017 graduate of the Leadership Midland program. Formerly she has served on Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of the Permian Basin and Midland County System of Care.


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