Lucia Bates, MBA,  Government Relations,            St. Lucia

Lucia is a Harris County judge who brings a wealth of  civic and entrepreneurial experience to the HCPA family. She has served as an Account Executive and Advertising Sales Manager for the Houston Chronicle and is a Certified Advertising Consultant. She has also built an advertising agency with distinct specialization in promotional products and marketing/advertising services.

Lucia has attended Justice of the Peace Training on Judicial Ethics, Evictions, Default Judgements, Magistrate Duties, Civil and Criminal Trials, Occupational Licenses and Truancy. She is very active in the Caribbean community and serves as Advisor to the Saint Lucia Foundation of Texas.

Lucia is married to her husband Robert, and they are proud parents to two daughters. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Houston-Clear Lake and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.