Judge Pete Lowry
About Judge Pete Lowry
Judge Pete Lowry began his career in law as a clerk for a Texas Supreme Court Justice in Austin, Texas. Responsible for research, legal memoranda preparation, and legal opinion draft writing, Judge Pete Lowry quickly distinguished himself through his diligence and commitment. Soon after, Judge Pete Lowry joined the civil law firm McGinnis, Lochridge, and Kilgore and became a Partner. Judge Pete Lowry successfully represented multiple clients before administrative agencies and in trial and appellate courts during his eight-year tenure with McGinnis, Lochridge, and Kilgore. In 1977, Judge Pete Lowry was appointed a Judge of the 261st District Court of Travis County, Texas, by then-Governor Dolph Briscoe. Presiding over the state’s highest level trial court for 22 years, Judge Pete Lowry also served 7 years as a Local Administrative Judge after being nominated by a panel of 13 peer judges. Judge Pete Lowry’s career is marked by a number of notable achievements, including the questioning of Gary Graham’s death penalty sentence after new evidence was presented in Graham’s defense.
When Judge Pete Lowry retired from judgeship, he started his own legal dispute resolution practice in Austin, Texas: Meyers and Lowry. As a Partner, Judge Pete Lowry conducted mediations and arbitrations involving complex litigation, and in 2003, he received a “Distinguished Lawyer Award” from the Austin Bar Association. Judge Pete Lowry retired in June 2005. Currently, Judge Pete Lowry remains active on a ranch in Blanco County, where he fishes, hunts, and raises livestock. Judge Pete Lowry is also an amateur cook and investor and collects modern first edition books and antique lithographs. Among Judge Pete Lowry’s favorite authors are Ernest Hemingway, John Graves, and Cormac McCarthy. In his community, Pete Lowry is a member of Ducks Unlimited, a wetlands and waterfowl conservation group, and he actively supports Hospice Austin, Partners in Health, and The Salvation Army.