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Justice profile: Lehrmann focused on family

By Staff Reports
Feb. 15, 2017 at 4 a.m.

Texas Supreme Court Justice Debra Lehrmann

The evidence shows Justice Debra H. Lehrmann has a special place in her heart for families embroiled in the judicial system — it’s been a major focus of her legal career.

The Place 3 justice was appointed to the court in 2010 by then-Gov. Rick Perry after serving 22 years as a family law judge in the 360th District Court in Fort Worth.

A 1982 graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, Lehrmann worked in private practice for the firm of Law, Snakard & Gambill. She also was lead attorney and director of the Enforcement Division at the Tarrant County Domestic Relations Office.

The local bar named her the Outstanding Young Lawyer of Tarrant County in 1990.

Holder of the 2005 Court Appointed Special Advocates’ Scott Moore Award, Lehrmann went on to earn the Eva Barnes Award for leadership and uncommon contributions to the field of family law in 2009.

She remains active with the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association, serving as the section’s chair and as Judicial Liaison to the Judicial Division of the ABA.

Lehrmann has authored multiple published articles and received the Texas Bar Foundation’s best-bar journal article nod in 2003 for a treatise focusing on ways to meaningfully involve children as they move through court proceedings.

Lehrmann is married to real estate attorney Greg Lehrmann. They have two grown sons.

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