TLR Applauds the Appointment of Jeff Brown To the Supreme Court of Texas
FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION—September 27, 2014
Contact: Lucy Nashed
(Houston, TX) Texans for Lawsuit Reform applauded Gov. Rick Perry’s appointment of Justice Jeff Brown to the Supreme Court of Texas. TLR General Counsel, Hugh Rice Kelly said:
“Gov. Rick Perry continues his unbroken string of stellar appointments to the Supreme Court of Texas in choosing Justice Jeff Brown of the Fourteenth Court of Appeals. Justice Brown is an outstanding and proven jurist whose abilities have been repeatedly recognized by academic, professional, and social organizations. His intelligent approach to the law and his long record of accomplishment will be an asset to the Texas high court.”
Justice Brown has served on the Houston Fourteenth Court of Appeals since 2007. Prior to that he was the Presiding Judge of the 55th District Court in Houston. He was appointed to the Supreme Court Multidistrict Litigation Panel in 2009 and was the Presiding Judge of the Harris County STAR drug court, aimed at helping young drug offenders. He has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center. Justice Brown is co-author of the Texas Rules of Evidence Handbook, an 1100-page scholarly treatise published by Jones McClure Publishing, in addition to authoring numerous articles in law reviews and journals.
Justice Brown is a member of the American Law Institute and was law clerk to Texas Supreme Court Justices Jack Hightower and Greg Abbott after graduation from law school. Among his many honors, he was named one of five outstanding young Texans in 2008 by Texas Junior Chamber of Commerce and also one of five outstanding young Houstonians in 2008 by the Houston Junior Chamber of Commerce. In 2006, he was named Outstanding Young Lawyer of Texas in 2006 by the Texas Young Lawyers Association. Justice Brown graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and from the University of Houston Law Center where he was a member of the law review and graduated magna cum laude.
TLR is the largest civil justice reform organization in Texas and the most successful tort reform group in the nation. TLR is a bipartisan, volunteer-led coalition with more than 17,000 supporters residing in 818 Texas communities and representing 1,266 different businesses, professions and trades.