Linda Broocks is partner in the Houston office of Kean Miller, where she maintains an active practice in trials and appeals of complex commercial, securities, personal injury, employment, and real estate cases.
Immediate Past President
Mark Trachtenberg, recognized as one of the top 100 lawyers in Houston and as one of the top appellate lawyers in Texas by Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, has been involved in many high profile cases in Texas.
Meredith Parenti is a board certified civil appellate lawyer with over twenty years’ experience handling state and federal appeals and litigation, including significant experience in international law, constitutional law, and bankruptcy. She practices at Parenti Law PLLC. Before opening her own firm, she practiced at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and the Texas Solicitor General’s Office.
James (Jim) Marrow
James (Jim) Marrow is an experienced trial lawyer and appellate specialist. Jim has tried more than a dozen lawsuits and handled hundreds of appellate matters in private practice and as a former appellate court staff attorney. Jim has managed trial and arbitration matters from beginning to end, including the formulation of initial strategy, discovery, mediation, trial or arbitration, and appeal. Jim has tried cases from both sides of the docket, winning judgments for both plaintiffs and defendants.
Christina Crozier is a member of Haynes and Boone’s appellate section. She is board certified in civil appellate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Ms. Barger has experience in both trial and appellate matters for over eighteen years. She is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law, and has experience in a variety of matters, and has been recognized by the Best Lawyers in America® for Appellate Law, and Texas Super Lawyers.
Jill is a litigator and appellate lawyer at Daniels & Tredennick LLP. She previously served as a staff attorney for Chief Justice Frost.
Whitney Brieck practices civil appellate law and commercial litigation with BoyarMiller and chairs the section’s pro bono committee.
In addition to his appellate practice, Doug plays tennis and performs as jack-of-all-trades, including repairing antique mechanical cameras.
Kyle practices in Beck Redden LLP’s appellate group. He previously served as briefing attorney at Houston’s 1st and 14th Courts of Appeals.
Margot Stander is board certified in civil appellate law. Staff Attorney at Houston’s First Court of Appeals. Allergy mom/food magician. Got to TX as soon as I could.
Judicial Liaison, 14th Court of Appeals
Justice Kevin Jewell
Justice Kevin Jewell, Fourteenth Court of Appeals; Board Certified Civil Appellate Law—Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1998.
Judicial Liaison, 1st Court of Appeals
Justice Julie Countiss
Justice Julie Countiss earned a B.A. in history from Southern Methodist University in 1993 and a J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center in 2002. Countiss’ career experience includes working as assistant county attorney with the Harris County Attorney’s Office and as an attorney with The Berry Firm.