The Honorable William C. "Bill" Sowder (R)

Last modified on: 03-16-2020 12:29:20

Commissioner
(Judicial Branch Certification Commission)

Term Ends: 02-01-2025

General Information

Profession: Judge Home Town: Lubbock Birthdate: 09-01-1959


Personal Information

Sowder is the criminal district attorney for Lubbock County, where he has served since 1995. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas District and County Attorneys Association, and the National District Attorneys Association. Sowder serves as a trustee of Wayland Baptist University, vice president of Youth Corps, board member of Family Coaching and deacon of the First Baptist Church of Shallowater. He also is a member of the U.S. Army Reserves serving as a Judge Advocate General (JAG) reserve officer at the rank of lieutenant colonel.

A graduate of Texas A&M University in College Station, he received a law degree from Baylor University School of Law.