The Honorable Lena Levario

204th District Court - Dallas County District Court, Department retired


The Hon. Lena Levario (Ret.) served as a judge for the 204th District Court in Dallas County, Texas. She was elected to the bench in 2006 and re-elected in 2010. She left the bench when her term expired in 2014.

Levario earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and political science from Texas Tech University in 1983. Then, in 1986, she completed a J.D. at Texas Tech University School of Law.

After graduating from law school, Levario joined the Office of the Public Defender in Dallas County in 1988. She served as an assistant public defender until 1993. At that time, she was appointed to the 204th District Court by former Governor Ann Richards. She presided in that capacity for two years, becoming the first Mexican-American woman to be appointed in Dallas County.

Levario resumed her legal practice in 1995. She entered into private practice, starting her own law firm as a sole practitioner. She worked there until her election to the 204th District Court in 2006.

Her memberships have included the Grievance Committee of the State Bar of Texas, the League of United Latin-American Citizens, and Hispanic Fifty.

Levario was born in Pecos, Texas, where her father worked in the oil business. She was raised Catholic.

She is registered as a Democrat.

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