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James Meyers

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James Rezia Meyers passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 88 on February 25th 2017 in Austin, Texas. He was student body president at Rice, then Order of the Coif and a Chancellor at the School of Law. After his private practice, he became Judge of the 126th District Court in Travis County in 1966. As a retired District Judge, he was well known and respected as a mediator and arbitrator. He will be remembered for his quick and impish wit, his legal intellect and rigor, and promoting access to the judicial system. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Volunteer Legal Services ( or The Judge James R. Meyers Scholarship c/o The University of Texas Law School Foundation, 727 East Dean Keeton, Austin TX 78705.

Obituary in the Austin American-Statesman (External link)