Phyllis Lister Brown

Judge Phyllis Lister Brown


Judge Phyllis Lister Brown Homegoing Service Wake will be held Friday, May 27 from 6-8 p.m. at Concord Church, 6808 Pastor Bailey Drive Dallas. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 28 at Concord Church.


Just received an email from Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson’s office that Judge Phyllis Lister Brown died this morning. Brown was the presiding judge of the 162nd Judicial District Court in the Allen Courts Building and was presiding judge of jury services for courts in that building. She had been sick for some time according to others who knew her.

She was first elected in 2012 and was running for re-election in 2016 and had been endorsed by Stonewall Democrats in her election bid.

Lister Brown received her undergraduate degree from North Texas State University and her J.D. from the Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law.

At the time of her election to the Texas District 162 bench, Lister Brown was the presiding judge of the Dallas Municipal Court division 4. She began serving on that court in 1994. Prior to that, Lister Brown practiced law, first with the city of Dallas, then the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Zale Corporation, and the law firms Brown, Robinson & West, LLP and Lorenzo Brown & Associates. P.C. She then founded and maintained her own firm, The Lister Law Firm.

More information as it comes in.