When she’s not on the bench, Allen is an active member of numerous area Republican organizations. She has served as delegate to the Republican State Convention in 2012, 2014 and 2016, the Tarrant County Republican Party Attorney in 2016, Vice President of Fort Worth Republican Women since 2008, Chairman of Precinct 4230 from 2012 to 2015, election judge, and volunteered for conservative candidates across North Texas.
Allen’s conservative values come from her parents Joe Ulrickson, a small business owner and third generation Fort Worthian whose father, Albin Ulrickson, was an attorney in Fort Worth, and Jan Brefczynski, a retired project manager and graduate of the Texas Christian University.
Before law school Allen was the Lowe’s Regional Manager across Dallas and Fort Worth for Black and Decker, Inc. (DeWalt) and was recognized as a semifinalist for the company’s national “Hall of Hero’s” award. She earned her law degree from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law magna cum laude and her bachelor’s degree in International Business from Auburn University cum laude. She attended Arlington Heights High School and All Saints Episcopal School.
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Brooke Ulrickson Allen was appointed by the Tarrant County Commissioners as Judge of Probate Court No. 2 and the assumed the role in October of 2016. Her experience as a skilled litigator, knowledge of the law, conservative judicial philosophy, strict attention to ethics and hard work, and tried and true efforts promoting Texas values in the ballot box made her well-qualified for this important court.
Judge Allen’s philosophy is simple, Texans deserve conservative judges on the bench who strictly interpret the laws as written, apply the law fairly and equally to all parties before them, and never legislate from the bench.
Judge Allen hears litigation matters touching estates and guardianship along with estate, guardianship and mental health matters. She continues to serve our citizens through hearing uncontested estate matters at the Arlington, Hurst and Lake Worth sub-courthouses for both her court and Probate Court No. 1. To save taxpayer funds, the Court hears the majority of mental health cases at John Peter Smith Hospital.
Since taking the bench, Judge Allen has appointed a full-time Public Probate Administrator, the only one in the State of Texas. The PPA’s main goal is to assist citizens of Tarrant County in recovering funds of decedent’s with small estates to reimburse citizens and taxpayers for costs incurred by the decedent. To date, the PPA estimates she will recover more than $150,000 for the taxpayers of Tarrant County, $300,000 for private citizens and have an impact in bringing back more than a million dollars to the County.
In addition to her judicial responsibilities, Judge Allen is an active speaker on guardianships and preventing fraud on our senior citizens. Her staff of 12 often joins her or speaks on her behalf when she is in the courtroom. Together, they have reached thousands of citizens.
As an attorney, Allen was frequently recognized by her peers for her dedication to the law and hard work. Allen is a Fellow with the Texas Bar Foundation, an honor bestowed only 1/3 of 1% of Texas attorneys each year, was consistently voted a “Top Attorney” by Fort Worth Magazine, a “Texas Rising Star” in Texas Monthly, and was named “Attorney of the Year” by the Fort Worth Paralegal Association.