Legislative Representation – Represents the needs of local governments and business interests before the Texas Legislature; works with clients to develop plans to prioritize contacts with legislative leadership, individual legislators, and agency executives. Assists clients with the development of strategic positions and arguments related to the specific issues they face. Drafts statutory changes and works in concert with other interests to achieve a coordinated and more effective effort on our clients’ behalf.
Administrative Law – Handles many types of complex business and policy issues before administrative agencies. Represents both public and private clients before federal, state, and local administrative bodies.
Former Staff Attorney, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Former General Counsel to Senator Judith Zaffirini, Texas Senate
Former Chief of Staff to Representative Tommy Merritt, Texas House of Representatives
Former Legislative Aide to Speaker James E. “Pete” Laney, Texas House of Representatives
Former Law Clerk to Chief Judge Glen H. Davidson, United States District Court, Northern District of Mississippi
Adjunct Professor, Business Law, University of Mississippi
Former Staff Attorney, Office of the Mississippi State Auditor
Former Law Clerk, Supreme Court of Mississippi
Texas Water Conservation Association – Former Co-chair, Membership and Services Committee
Austin Bar Association
Meals on Wheels Volunteer
C. Russell, “Legislative Update – A look back and a look forward,” Presented at the Lower Rio Grande Valley’s Water Quality Management and Planning Conference, April 2014.