Hon. Tryon D. Lewis

Odessa, TX

Even as a young child growing up in the West Texas oil fields, I always wanted to be a trial lawyer. I am grateful that I was able to achieve that dream and able to observe the skills of excellent lawyers in my court, in alternative dispute situations and in my community.

My wife of fifty-one years followed her own professional goals with distinction, retiring as a high school history teacher after forty years. We share interests in reading history, especially Texas history, and art. I have served in the past on the boards of the Odessa Arts Council, Meals and Wheels, and the Permian Playhouse. My wife now serves on the board of Odessa College, the Noel Art Museum and the Tom Lea Institute. Not surprisingly, one of our children is a high school English/History teacher and the other is an artist.

We spend as much time as we can at our home near Ft. Davis. But there is still no more satisfying feeling that slipping on my judge's robe and dealing with complex legal and factual issues with fairness and integrity.

Education  + -

  • Baylor Law School
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Odessa College

Experience  + -

  • Senior Judge
  • 161st District Court
    Retired State District Judge
  • Atkins Hollmann Law Firm
    Personal Injury & Commercial Litigation
  • Texas Transportation Commission
    Commisioner & Chair
  • Chair of Judiciary & C.J. Committee
    Texas State Representative
  • University of Texas Permian Basin
    Adj. Lecturer in Health Law

Memberships & Affiliations  + -

  • Texas Judicial Council
  • Ector County / Odessa Area Bar Association
    Former President
  • Texas Young Lawyers Board of Directors
    Former Member
  • State Bar of Texas: Health, Labor, & Employment Law
  • Bar of United States Supreme Court, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
    Western & Northern U.S. District Courts