The Hon. John L. Tidwell is a judge of the 202nd District Court of Bowie County. He was elected to the seat in 2016.
Before pursuing a legal career, Tidwell graduated with a B.S. from Texas A&M University in 1982. He then went on to earn his J.D. in 1988 from the South Texas College of Law.
Before taking the bench seat, Tidwell worked as a partner at Mercy, Carter, & Tidwell, LLP from 2001 until 2016, specializing in environmental and natural resources and personal injury law.
In addition to his services to the court, Tidwell is a member of the Northeast Texas, Southwest Arkansas, Texarkana and Arkansas Bar Associations, the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Association of Defense Counsel, and the Defense Research Institute.
Tidwell is a registered Republican.
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