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Jordan Lewis

November 10, 1979 — April 10, 2021

Jordan Elliott Lewis was born on November 10, 1979 in Houston, Texas to Cynthia and Mitchell Lewis. He attended Richardson High School and Texas A&M Galveston, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Maritime Business. Jordan earned his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the University of Houston Law Center (UHLC), where he was a member of the mock trial team, the moot court team, the International Law Journal, and was president of the Evening Law Students Association. Jordan was passionate about trial advocacy, and he competed in numerous inter- and intramural competitions throughout his time in law school. At graduation, he was one of ten UHLC students inducted into the National Order of Barristers.
Following law school, Jordan went to work at the criminal defense firm of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, where he developed his expertise practicing DWI defense law. In 2013 he left the firm to begin his own practice. Jordan saw his work as a calling, and he was passionate about protecting defendants’ Constitutional rights. He was a voice for the voiceless and a strong advocate for the powerless. He also became a resource for countless other attorneys, leading him to accept a position as an adjunct professor for UHLC’s Trial Advocacy program.
In early 2019, Jordan partnered with Tyler Flood, another accomplished DWI defense attorney, to create Flood Lewis, one of Houston’s premiere DWI defense firms. In 2019, Jordan won 11 “Not Guilty” jury verdicts and lost just one trial—a nearly unheard-of winning streak.
Despite his commitment to the law, Jordan was most passionate about the people he loved. As a father, he showed up for every event— from family Passover to Christmas celebrations, and from the daily bus stop to the nightly dinner table—Jordan could be counted on to be present. He was an excellent cook who loved planning and preparing the family’s meals. In the evening, Jordan could be found reading books to his children or letting his daughter put barrettes in his beard while he discussed the finer points of video game strategy with his son. Jordan was the perfect partner to his wife, Beth. He was a loving husband whose tender heart, loyalty, and inquisitive mind made for a marriage that was rich in love, good humor, and adventure.
Jordan Lewis passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 10, 2021. He is survived by his beloved wife Beth and the two children he adored, Ethan (14) and Annie (5). He also leaves behind Mitchell Lewis, Cynthia Williams Young, and Sam Young, the parents who loved him deeply. Four siblings—Anna Lewis, Samuel Young, Mary Wagley, and Michelle Boone—also grieve the loss of the brother they loved and admired. Finally, countless friends and colleagues in the Houston legal community grieve the loss of a brilliant and talented legal mind who was taken far too soon.
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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Funeral Services were held in the Barish Sanctuary at Emanu El Synagogue, officiated by Rabbi Oren Hayon

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