<p style="margin: 0px; text-align: left;">Former <span style="font-weight: bold;">Judge Marilea Lewis</span>, a fifth generation Texan, chairs&nbsp;the Family Law Litigation&nbsp;section and the Arbitration/Mediation section at Godwin Lewis PC, along with her responsibilities as Managing Shareholder and Chief Executive Officer.&nbsp; She&nbsp;served on the bench of the 330th District Court in Dallas from 2002 to 2010.&nbsp; 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.&nbsp; In 2002, she was elected as District Judge and served two terms in that position.&nbsp; Judge Lewis is board certified in Family Law and is a member of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists. She is also certified as a mediator in both general and family practice.&nbsp; Reflecting the long-term standard of excellence established in her legal practice, she has been selected for inclusion on the list of <span style="font-style: italic;"><a href="http://www.godwinlewis.com/pdf/PR%20-%20Five%20Godwin%20Lewis%20Attorneys%20Selected%20Among%20Best%20Lawyers%20in%20Dallas%20-Final.pdf" target="_blank">The Best Lawyers in America</a></span> in 2013 and 2014 in recognition of her work in the area of Mediation.</p> <p style="margin: 0px; text-align: left;"><br /> </p> <p style="margin: 0px; text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=rOjDNBQkBA4" target="_blank">VIDEO: Marilea Lewis discusses: Meet the Family Law Attorneys of Godwin Lewis PC</a></p><br /> <br /> <div id="sl_badge_container_small" style="height:90px; width:120px; background-image:url('http://i.superlawyers.com/shared/badge/lawyer/basic/small_name_white-gray.png'); text-align:center; outline:none; border: none;"><a href="http://www.superlawyers.com/redir?r=http://www.superlawyers.com/texas/lawyer/Marilea-Lewis/d09e66ca-8e73-4237-9e79-a6842d0d1bb1.html&c=basic_smallwhite-gray_badge&i=d09e66ca-8e73-4237-9e79-a6842d0d1bb1" title="View the Super Lawyers profile of Texas Family Law Attorney Marilea Lewis" style="height:45px; width:120px; display:block; text-decoration:none; margin:0; padding:36px 0 0 0; outline:none; border:none; text-decoration:none; font-size:14px; line-height:36px; color:#666666;">Marilea Lewis</a></div> Biography
<ul> <li>&quot;Disputes Before the Court: Inaccessible Data and Cost Shifting&quot;, eDiscovery in Your Case - State Bar of Texas, 2014</li> <li>&quot;Family Violence Protective Orders: What Every Texas Lawyer Needs to Know About Firearms Law&quot; - State Bar of Texas CLE, 2013</li> <li>&quot;Enforcement of Mediated Settlement Agreements&quot;, 39th Annual Advanced Family Law Course: Family Law 101 - State Bar of Texas CLE, 2013</li> <li>&quot;Judging the Credibility of Witnesses&quot;, Texas Center for the Judiciary: Family Violence Conference 2011, with Dr. Robert Gordon</li> <li>&quot;Collateral Effects of Finding of Family Violence&quot;, Collin County Bench Bar, 2011</li> <li>&quot;Evidence Jeopardy&quot;, Collin County Bench Bar, 2011</li> <li>&quot;Evidence Jeopardy&quot;, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Annual Course, 2011</li> <li>&quot;The Impact of Finding of Family Violence&quot;, Texas Center for the Judiciary - Regional Conferences 2011</li> <li>&quot;The Curious Judge&quot;, Texas Center for the Judiciary - Annual Judicial Conference</li> <li>&quot;Sharpening Your Jury Skills&quot;, 36th Annual Advanced Family Law Course - 2010</li> <li>&quot;The Self-Represented Litigant in Court&quot;, State Bar of Texas - Bar Leaders Conference 2010</li></ul> <p></p><br /> Presentations Publications
<ul> <li class="lawyerSectionList"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Selected for inclusion in </span><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-style: italic;"><a href="http://www.godwinlewis.com/pdf/Four%20Godwin%20Lewis%20Shareholders%20Honored%20Among%20Best%20Lawyers%20in%20America.pdf" target="_blank">The Best Lawyers in America 2014</a><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-style: italic;"><font color="#000000" size="3" face="Times New Roman"><span style="font-family: verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">®</span></font></span></span></li> <li class="lawyerSectionList"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Selected for inclusion in </span><span style="font-style: italic;"><span style="font-family: verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.godwinlewis.com/pdf/PR%20-%20Godwin%20Ronquillo%20Attorneys%20Named%20to%202013%20Best%20Lawyers%20in%20America.pdf" target="_blank">The Best Lawyers in America 2013</a>, <a href="http://www.godwinlewis.com/pdf/PR%20-%20Five%20Godwin%20Lewis%20Attorneys%20Selected%20Among%20Best%20Lawyers%20in%20Dallas%20-Final.pdf" target="_blank">2014</a></span><font color="#000000" size="3" face="Times New Roman"><span style="font-family: verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">®</span></font></span></span></li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">Selected as one of the <a href="http://godwinronquillo.com/pdf/Donald%20E%20%20%20Godwin%20Named%20Among%20Dallas%20Top%20Lawyers%20for%20Fifth%20Year%20-%20Final%20w%20Pic.pdf" target="_blank">&quot;Best Lawyers in Dallas&quot; by<em> D Magazine</em>, 2012</a></li> <li>Two-time selection&nbsp;to the list of <span style="font-style: italic;"><a href="http://www.godwinlewis.com/pdf/Nine%20From%20Godwin%20Lewis%20Recognized%20by%20Texas%20Super%20Lawyers%20v1%20wpic.pdf" target="_blank">Texas Super Lawyers</a></span> by Thomson Reuters, 2012, 2013</li> <li>Exemplary Judicial Faculty Award 2007-2008, Texas Center for the Judiciary</li> <li>Certificate of Special Competence - Texas College for Judicial Studies</li> <li>Baylor Lawyer of the Month - 2011</li> <li>AV rated &quot;Preeminent&quot; Martindale Hubbell</li></ul> Honors And Awards
<ul> <li>Master - Annette Stewart American Inn of Court</li> <li>State Bar of Texas</li> <li>State Bar Family Law Section</li> <li>Texas Family Law Foundation</li> <li>College of the State Bar</li> <li>Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists</li> <li>Dallas Association of Young Lawyers - Fellow</li> <li>Fellow of the DAYL Foundation</li> <li>Dallas Bar Association</li> <li>Dallas Bar Family Law Section</li> <li>Dallas Bar Foundation - Fellow</li> <li>Texas Bar Foundation - Fellow</li></ul> Member
<ul> <li>Board Certified, Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization </li> <li>Certified Mediator - General &amp; Family Practice</li> <li>Baylor University School of Law (J.D., 1978)</li> <li>Baylor University (B.A. cum laude, 1975)</li></ul> Education
<ul> <li>Junior League of Dallas - Sustaining Member</li> <li>Dallas Chapter - Pi Beta Phi Alumnae</li> <li>Prudence Alexander Chapter - Daughters of the American Revolution</li> <li>Church of the Incarnation - Altar Guild, Chalice Bearer</li> <li>La Fiesta de las Seis Banderas</li> <li>Life Member - Baylor University Alumni</li> <li>Life Member - Baylor University School of Law Alumni</li> <li>Park Cities Republican Women</li></ul> Community

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Marilea Lewis
Managing Shareholder; Chief Operating Officer; Shareholder; Executive Vice President, Executive Committee; Chair, Family Law Litigation Practice Group

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Arbitration/Mediation
Divorce Litigation
Family Law Litigation

BIOGRAPHY

Former Judge Marilea Lewis, a fifth generation Texan, chairs the Family Law Litigation section and the Arbitration/Mediation section at Godwin Lewis PC, along with her responsibilities as Managing Shareholder and Chief Executive Officer.  She served on the bench 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.  In 2002, she was elected as District Judge and served two terms in that position.  Judge Lewis is board certified in Family Law and is a member of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists. She is also certified as a mediator in both general and family practice.  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 in 2013 and 2014 in recognition of her work in the area of Mediation.


VIDEO: Marilea Lewis discusses: Meet the Family Law Attorneys of Godwin Lewis PC




 


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