Marilea Lewis

Marilea Lewis

Of Counsel
Offices: Dallas | Frisco
Tel: 214-273-2400 Email:


Former Judge Marilea Lewis, a fifth generation Texan, served as judge of the 330th District Court in Dallas from 2002 to 2010. She first served as a judicial officer, as the Master/Referee of the 305th District Court from 1986 until 1992, then as associate judge of the 330th District Court from 1992 to 2002.

Judge Lewis is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is a member of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists. Board Certification requires continuing education and involvement in the issues of family law, including marriage, adoption, divorce, custody, support and ownership of property acquired before and during marriage.

She is also a mediator in both general and family practice, and is qualified to sit as a Private Judge. Reflecting the long-term standard of excellence established in her legal practice, she has been selected for inclusion on the list of The Best Lawyers in America since 2013 in recognition of her work in the area of mediation and family law.

In addition, she has been named to the list of Top 100 Texas Super Lawyers in 2014 and 2016, by Thomson Reuters, and the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers in Texas in 2014-2018, and among the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Dallas/Fort Worth in 2014-2016 and 2018. She also is a three-time recipient of D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas honors in 2012, 2014 and 2015.

Areas of Practice

Family Law

Certified Legal Specialties

Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1996

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas, 1978
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Northern District of Texas


Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas

  • J.D. – 1978

Baylor University, Waco, Texas

  • B.A. – 1975
  • Major: Political Science and Oral Communications

Published Works and Presentations

“Private Judges: A Little Known Litigation Alternative in Family Law Cases”, Texas Lawyer, February 11, 2016

“Unusual Visitation Schedules Upon Divorce”, Texas Lawyer, April 17, 2015

“Disputes Before the Court: Inaccessible Data and Cost Shifting,” eDiscovery in Your Case – State Bar of Texas, 2014

“Family Violence Protective Orders: What Every Texas Attorney Needs to Know About Firearms Law” – State Bar of Texas CLE, 2013

“Enforcement of Mediated Settlement Agreements,” 39th Annual Advanced Family Law Course: Family Law 101 – State Bar of Texas CLE, 2013

“Judging the Credibility of Witnesses,” Texas Center for the Judiciary: Family Violence Conference 2011, with Dr. Robert Gordon

“Collateral Effects of Fining of Family Violence,” Collin County Bench Bar, 2011

“Evidence Jeopardy,” Collin County Bench Bar, 2011

“Evidence Jeopardy,” Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Annual Course, 2011

“The Impact of Findings of Family Violence,” Texas Center for the Judiciary – Regional Conferences 2011

“The Curious Judge,” Texas Center for the Judiciary – Annual Judicial Conference

“Sharpening Your Jury Skills,” 36th Annual Advanced Family Law Course – 2010

“The Self-Represented Litigant in Court,” State Bar of Texas – Bar Leaders Conference 2010

Honors and Awards

Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, Legal Division, 2012-2018

Top 100 Lawyers in Texas, Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, Legal Division, 2014, 2016

Top 50 Women Lawyers in Texas, Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, Legal Division, 2014-2018

Top 100 Lawyers in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, Legal Division, 2014-2016, 2018

Best Lawyers in America, Family Law, 2017, 2019

Best Lawyers in America, Mediation, 2013-2019

Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2012, 2014, 2015

Dallas 500, D CEO, 2015, 2016

Dallas 500 list of the Most Powerful Business Leaders, D CEO Magazine, 2016, 2017 and 2018

Superb 10 Rating,

Exemplary Judicial Faculty Award 2007-2008, Texas Center for the Judiciary

Certificate of Special Competence, Texas College for Judicial Studies

Baylor Lawyer of the Month, 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships

Mediator – General & Family Practice

Executive Committee of the Baylor Law Alumni Association

Master – Annette Stewart American Inn of Court

State Bar of Texas

State Bar of Texas Family Law Section

Texas Family Law Foundation – Life Member

College of the State Bar

Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists

Dallas Bar Association

Dallas Bar Family Law Section – Board Member

Dallas Bar Foundation – Fellow

Texas Bar Foundation – Fellow

Community Involvement

Junior League of Dallas – Sustaining Member

Dallas Chapter – Pi Beta Phi Alumnae

Prudence Alexander Chapter – Daughters of the American Revolution

Church of the Incarnation – Altar Guild, Chalice Bearer

La Fiesta de las Seis Banderas

Life Member – Baylor University Alumni

Life Member – Baylor University School of Law Alumni

Park Cities Republican Women