Sydney B. Hewlett
Fort Worth Office
777 Main Street, Ste. 3800
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Sydney B. Hewlett is uniquely qualified to handle federal litigation in light of the two years she spent clerking for the Honorable Terry R. Means at the United States District Court, Fort Worth Division. Since that experience, Ms. Hewlett has prepared hundreds of federal and state court cases for trial and occasionally gets there, in the rare instance when summary judgment is not granted. While she has handled every aspect of litigation, she especially enjoys working with and against engineering, environmental, and construction experts using the skills she developed while handling hundreds of mold lawsuits. She also has experience with commercial, hurricane, and chemical exposure litigation as well as patent challenges.
Ms. Hewlett is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court in the Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas as well as the U.S. District Court in the Central District of Illinois. She is licensed in Texas, having graduated from Baylor University School of Law. Ms. Hewlett is a member of the State Bar of Texas, American Bar Association, Dallas Bar Association, Tarrant County Bar Association and Johnson County Bar Association. In 2009, she was selected to serve as a member of the merit selection panel to assist the judges of the Northern District of Texas in selecting a new full-time United States Magistrate Judge for the Fort Worth division.
Admissions & CertificationsState Bar of Texas (1997)
U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
Appeared Pro Hac Vice, Eastern District of Louisiana
Baylor University School of Law, Certificates of concentration in both Civil and Criminal Litigation
Baylor University School of Law (J.D., 1997, cum laude, with concentrations in criminal practice and civil litigation)
Professional Affiliations & MembershipsAmerican Bar Association
State Bar of Texas
Dallas Bar Association
Tarrant County Bar Association
Johnson County Bar Association
Honors & RecognitionsMartindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent (5.0)
Merit Selection Panel of the Northern District of Texas (2009)
Law Clerk to the Honorable Terry R. Means, Justice, U. S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth Division (1997-99)
Don L. Cravens Memorial Award for Outstanding Student in English
National Moot Court Competition, Final Round, New York, NY
Publications & Presentations
Personal BiographyWhen she is not working, Sydney enjoys spending time with her husband of 32 years, Justin Hewlett, who is currently serving as the mayor of Cleburne, Texas. Sydney and Justin have four children [Ryan Newman, an attorney in Houston, Dax Hewlett, serving in the US Army, Tyler Hewlett, a CPA in Dallas and Zachary Hewlett a student at Texas A&M] and one grandchild they cannot get enough of.
Sydney also enjoys volunteering in both the Tarrant and Johnson County Communities with organizations such as the Habitat for Humanity and the Johnson County Republican Party and has served as a Judge for a number of Moot Court competitions. She is a member of the Granbury Street Church of Christ in Cleburne.