Kevin Madison

Key City Staff
Title: Presiding Judge
Phone: 512-314-7560

Judge Madison in front of American flagJudge Kevin Madison is the Presiding Judge for the Lakeway Municipal Court and has served in that position since he was first appointed in 1997.  Judge Madison has created innovative traffic safety programs and initiatives, focusing on teen drivers, that have been recognized by the State of Texas, garnering 7 traffic safety awards. 

As a State Magistrate, Judge Madison also issues Arrest Warrants on all types of criminal cases, from traffic citation cases to Homicide and Sexual Assault cases. Additionally, he issues Search Warrants and Evidentiary Search Warrants 24/7 for Lakeway Police, Texas State Troopers Patrol, Texas Parks & Wildlife Game Wardens, Travis County Sheriff’s Department, & LCRA Rangers.

Judge Madison has been licensed as an attorney since 1982 and has worked as a public servant and served on dozens of boards and commissions, having been appointed to serve by the Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court, the State Bar of Texas and the Texas Municipal Courts Association.  Judge Madison also serves his community as a Volunteer Firefighter and EMT First Responder.  Some of Judge Madison’s employment and certifications, include the following:

  • Licensed Attorney at Law (38 years)
  • Presiding Municipal Judge and State Magistrate (over 29 years)
  • “AV” Rating - highest rating awarded to attorneys for ethics and competence
  • State certified EMT
  • State certified Firefighter and Engine Operator
  • State certified Wildland Firefighter
  • State certified Fire Safety Officer

Judge Madison moved to Travis County after attending Washington University in St. Louis and attended the University of Texas in Austin in 1974. He graduated with Honors from UT and joined the University of Texas System Police Department after graduating from the UT Police Academy as their number one cadet in physical fitness and highest scholastic average.  After graduating from University of Houston Law School, he served as a Travis County Deputy Sheriff. After passing the bar exam, and being admitted as a licensed attorney, he was employed at the Texas Youth Commission as an Administrative Judge, then served as an Assistant District Attorney for Travis County. Subsequent to that service, he served as Chief of Police for Smithville and then opened his private law practice representing victims of assaults, sexual abuse, and sexual exploitation.   

Judge Madison enjoys weightlifting, training and martial arts in his off time. He holds the rank of 1st Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and 1st Degree Red Belt in Kuk Sool Won Korean Martial Arts.


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