Marilea Lewis

Marilea Lewis

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Dallas, TX

Duffee + Eitzen
 | 4311 Oak Lawn, Dallas, TX 75219
Phone: 214-416-9010
Fax: 214-416-9005
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1978
Education: Baylor Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Strong, effective, and widely honored, Marilea Lewis is delighted to be practicing with the family law firm Duffee+Eitzen, LLP, with offices in Dallas, Texas. Ms. Lewis served on the bench for nearly 25 years, with her most recent position, from 2002 to 2010, as District Judge on the 330th District Court in Dallas.  Widely respected as one of the best attorneys in Texas, Ms. Lewis has been chosen by Super Lawyers among the Top 100 Attorneys in Texas, The Top 50 Women Attorneys in Texas, and the Top 100 Attorneys in Dallas/Fort Worth, along with her 6-time selection to Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters recognizing the top 5% of lawyers in the State of Texas.

    Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Ms. Lewis is also a mediator in general and family practice. Divorce litigation and family law litigation are her main areas of practice along with her work in arbitration and mediation, Ms. Lewis is also qualified to serve as a Private Judge.

    She has earned 6-time recognition to the list of "The Best Lawyers in America" (2013-2018) and D Magazine's list of "Best Lawyers in Dallas" for 2012 and 2014-2015. The Texas Center for the Judiciary also presented her with the 2007-2008 Exemplary Judicial Faculty Award. Additionally, she has been named to the Dallas 500 list as one of the most powerful business leaders in Dallas/Fort Worth, by D CEO Magazine in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

    In addition to being recognized as an AV-rated attorney, Martindale-Hubbell's highest rank for legal ability and ethical standards, Ms. Lewis is a prolific author and lecturer, frequently being called upon to share her knowledge with attorneys throughout Texas.

    As a lifelong Texan, she is engaged with her community and several associations. Those include the Junior League of Dallas, the Dallas Chapter of Pi Beta Phi Alumnae, La Fiesta de Las Seis Banderas and other groups.

    She received her JD from the Baylor University School of Law in 1978, after receiving her bachelor's degree cum laude from Baylor University in 1975., and is a Life Member of both the Baylor University Alumni and the Baylor University School of Law Alumni


    *AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.


    Certificates and Credentials

    About Marilea Lewis

    Admitted: 1978, Texas

    Professional Webpage:


    • Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine, 2012, 2014, 2015
    • Exemplary Judicial Faculty Award, Texas Center for the Judiciary, 2007 - 2008
    • Fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation
    • The Best Lawyers in America, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2018
    • Top 100 Super Lawyers in Dallas/Fort Worth, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018
    • Top 100 Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2014-2016
    • Baylor Lawyer of the Month, Baylor University School of Law, 2011
    • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
    • 6-time selection to the list of Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2012-2017
    • Top 50 Women Super Lawyers in Texas, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
    • Fellow, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
    • Preeminent AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Mediator, General & Family Practice
    • Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Certified in Family Law

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, State Bar of Texas
    • Member, College of the State Bar
    • Master, Annette Stewart American Inn of Court
    • Member, Texas Family Law Foundation
    • Former Judge, Fifth Generation Texas
    • Member, State Bar Family Law Section
    • Member, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • 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

    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

    Representative Clients:

    • Due to the nature of Family Law, clients are kept confidential.

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Former District Judge on the 330th District Court in Dallas
    • Certificate of Special Competence - Texas College for Judicial Studies

    Educational Background:

    • Baylor University, B.A., cum laude, 1975

    Industry Groups

    • Private Judge
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    Office Location for Marilea Lewis

    4311 Oak Lawn
    Dallas, TX 75219

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    Last Updated: 3/13/2020

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