Public Figure Profiles

Ruby Kless Sondock

Ruby Kless Sondock is a former Associate Justice of the Texas Supreme Court. She was the first woman to serve on the Texas Supreme Court.

Sondock initially attended the University of Houston Law Center in order to become a legal secretary, but she was admitted to the state bar a year before her graduation as valedictorian of her class (1962). Sondock was appointed to the Harris County Domestic Relations Court No. 5 in 1973 and to the 234th District Court in 1977. Sondock was the first woman to be appointed as a State District Judge in Harris County, Texas.

Sondock was appointed to the Texas Supreme Court following the death of Associate Justice James G. Denton on June 10, 1982. Sondock served from June 25 to December 31 of that year, completing Denton's term. Sondock declined to seek election to the Supreme Court and instead ran successfully for reelection to her District Court seat the following year. Sondock was the court's first female justice, with the exception of a special all-woman court convened in 1925 to hear a single case. Sondock formed part of the majority of the Texas Supreme Court in the landmark case of Helicopteros Nacionales de Colombia, S. A. v. Hall.

A distinguished legal mind, Sondock has received a number of accolades, including an annual lecture series on legal ethics. Former speakers at the Sondock Lecture on Legal Ethics at the University of Houston Law Center include U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch and Helen Thomas. On November 11, 2015, the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas inducted Sondock as a "Texas Legal Legend."

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Some of their strengths

Ruby Kless Sondock has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Intelligent, Practical, Energetic, Strong, Sensual, Honest, and Imaginative.

Strong and Diligent

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Ruby Kless Sondock is someone who is a strong, diligent, and trustworthy person who approaches life with honesty and perseverance, but who is also physical, sensual, and artistic. A person who defines themself by their friends and what groups they belong to.

Adaptable and Versatile

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Ruby Kless Sondock well know them as someone who can be adaptable, flexible, and polite, like a flower or a sapling.

Inventive and Clever

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Ruby Kless Sondock as someone who is flexible, intelligent, and quick-witted.

A person who likes to be creative, and to be recognized for their artistic talents. Who possesses intelligence, mental discipline, and ambition, and who does well in relationships and partnerships.

Dynamic and Imaginative

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Ruby Kless Sondock is someone who can bring a purifying element to situations, and who is a risk-taker with vision and imagination.

They are also someone who is balanced, organized, and in-charge, and who loves traveling, working hard, and figuring out the patterns of things.

Patient and Compassionate

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Ruby Kless Sondock tends to be someone who approaches life with grace and compassion, and who has a powerful and commanding personality. Who can be analytical, patient, and deliberate, avoiding risks and seeking out stability instead.

Some of Ruby Kless Sondock's challenges

While Ruby Kless Sondock has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Ruby Kless Sondock can be Emotional, Indecisive, Stubborn, Idle, Hesitant, Narcissistic, and Standoffish.

Stubborn and Idle

One of Ruby Kless Sondock's key challenges is that they are someone who can be seen as stubborn and, at times, lazy.

Unfocused and Indecisive

Ruby Kless Sondock is someone who can be scattered, restless, and insensitive, be distracted by fluctuating professional interests, be a workaholic, and who can be arrogant and have difficulty accepting advice.

Materialistic and Aggressive

Finally, Ruby Kless Sondock also can be materialistic, emotional, aggressive, stubborn, inconsistent, and be prone to big temper outbursts.

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