Presiding Judge Kevin R. Madison has been a municipal judge for more than 25 years and has been licensed as an attorney for more than 30 years.
He has served as a judicial instructor with the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center for more than 20 years and continues to serve as a judicial instructor.
Judge Madison has published numerous legal articles that cover: municipal court operations, dealing with Republic of Texas common law defendants, science of speed measurement, traffic safety initiatives for low volume municipal courts, the role of municipal courts in Texas, doppler radar and laser radar, sentencing alternatives for Texas municipal courts, magistrates’ duties, judicial records and emergency protective orders.
Judge Madison is certified as a doppler radar operator and as a laser radar operator and a laser radar instructor.
Judge Madison has been recognized as an expert witness in police procedures and law enforcement by Travis County courts and has been used as an expert witness in law enforcement by the Texas Attorney General’s Office. He has four years’ experience as a patrol officer and police chief.
He is the former president of the Texas Municipal Courts Association and Texas Municipal Courts Education Center (TMCEC) that directs the state mandated education of more than 850 municipal courts and more than 1,200 municipal judges throughout Texas.
Since 2008, Lakeway Municipal Court and Judge Madison have collected traffic safety initiative awards from TMCEC and Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). For winning this prestigious award two years in a row, Judge Madison was honored at the Texas Traffic Safety Initiatives Conference in Austin on May 28, 2009, where he was presented the Exemplary Court award.
Some of the innovative programs created by Judge Madison are now used by other municipal courts throughout Texas.
These programs include creating public safety slideshows that are played in the courtroom and lobby; designing a bumper sticker with the court’s telephone number to report unsafe driving of teens defendants who are on probation for traffic offenses; displaying photographs of fatal collisions in the lobby of the court; writing teen driving contracts that parents may download and use for their children; posting displays and delivering presentations on driving safety; featuring traffic safety links on the court’s website; and making community outreach presentations on preventing teen fatalities.
Judge Madison served on the TxDOT Speed Management Committee, which is committed to finding integrated speed management solutions on Texas roads and highways to reduce injuries and deaths. Judge Madison started the first Teen Court program in Travis County that coupled four municipal courts into one teen court program and initiated community service programs for Lakeway defendants that directs community service into our local community.
In 2009 Judge Madison was recognized as the outstanding Texas Municipal Judge in Texas by the Texas Municipal Courts Association. In addition to his judicial duties, Judge Madison serves as a volunteer first responder firefighter and is a state-licensed EMT with advanced lifesaving skills and is also a state-licensed firefighter and fire engine operator/engineer.