Marilea Lewis

Top rated family law attorney in Dallas, Texas

Duffee + Eitzen
Marilea Lewis
Duffee + Eitzen

Practice Areas: Family law, Alternative dispute resolution; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 1978

Education: Baylor Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2023

Duffee + Eitzen

4311 Oak Lawn Ave
Suite 600
Dallas, TX 75219 Visit website


As a partner at Duffee + Eitzen, Marilea Lewis has played an instrumental role in the growth of this Dallas-Fort Worth divorce firm. During her decadeslong career, she has helped thousands of Texan families navigate complex family law matters. Most of her cases fall into the family law category, but she also handles alternative dispute resolution cases.

Ms. Lewis completed both her undergraduate and law degrees at Baylor Law School and became licensed to practice in 1978. Since then, she has also become board-certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Family Law. She has also been admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the United States and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. Her legal accomplishments are also strengthened by 25 years of serving on the bench as a Dallas judge.

Her strong contributions to family law in Texas have earned her several notable awards over the years. Thomson Reuters ranked her among Texas's top 100 attorneys. Ms. Lewis has also ranked among the top 100 attorneys in Dallas-Fort Worth and among the 50 women attorneys in Texas.

When not fighting for her clients, she is active in the church. She serves on the Altar Guild and as a verger. Ms. Lewis is also a certified yoga instructor.

Practice areas

Family law, Alternative dispute resolution

Focus areas

Alimony & spousal support, Child support, Custody & visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic violence, Juvenile law, Name change, Paternity, Prenuptial agreements, Marital property, Mediation & collaborative law, Same sex family law, Arbitration, Mediation

  • 80% Family law
  • 20% Alternative dispute resolution

First Admitted: 1978, Texas

Professional Webpage:

Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified yoga instructor
  • Mediator, General & Family Practice
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Certified in Family Law
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Executive Women of Dallas
  • Sustaining Member, Junior League of Dallas
  • Altar Guild, Chalice Bearer - Church of the Incarnation
  • Life Member, Baylor University School of Law Alumni
  • Member, Pi Beta Phi Alumnae - Dallas Chapter
  • Life Member, Baylor University Alumni
  • Member, Prudence Alexander Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Member, La Fiesta de las Seis Banderas
  • Member, Park Cities Republican Women
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, College of the State Bar
  • Master, Annette Stewart American Inn of Court
  • Former Judge, Fifth Generation Texas
  • Member, State Bar Family Law Section
  • Member, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
Educational Background:
  • Baylor University, B.A., cum laude, 1975
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Former District Judge on the 330th District Court in Dallas
  • Certificate of Special Competence - Texas College for Judicial Studies
Representative Clients:
  • Due to the nature of Family Law, clients are kept confidential.
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • "Judging the Credibility of Witnesses", Texas Center for the Judiciary: Family Violence Conference, with Dr. Robert Gordon, 2011
  • "Collateral Effects of Finding 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 Finding 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
  • 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
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2019, 2021, D Magazine, 2021
  • Best 500 Family Law Lawyers in 2020
  • Exemplary Judicial Faculty Award, Texas Center for the Judiciary, 2007 - 2008
  • Fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2013-2021, Best Lawyers in America, 2021
  • Top 100 Super Lawyers in Dallas/Fort Worth, 2014-2021, Super Lawyers, 2021
  • Top 100 Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2014-2016, Super Lawyers, 2021
  • Baylor Lawyer of the Month, Baylor University School of Law, 2011
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • 10-time selection to the list of Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2012-2021, Super Lawyers, 2021
  • Top 50 Women Super Lawyers in Texas, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, Super Lawyer, 2021
  • Fellow, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Preeminent AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
Industry Groups:
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Custody
  • Dissolution
  • Divorce
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Law
  • Marital Property
  • Mediation and Collaborative Law
  • Parentagei
  • Partition and Exchange Agreements
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Private Judge
  • Same Sex Family Law

Office location for Marilea Lewis

4311 Oak Lawn Ave
Suite 600
Dallas, TX 75219

Phone: 214-416-9010

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