Rex D. VanMiddlesworth - Thompson & Knight LLP

Rex D. VanMiddlesworth

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995

Rex D. VanMiddlesworth


Rex is the Managing Partner of the Austin office. His practice includes commercial litigation, administrative law, energy and alternative dispute resolution. He has tried cases in state court, federal court, before arbitration panels, and before state and federal agencies.  Rex has represented numerous public and private entities in breach of contract disputes, tortious interference cases and other forms of commercial litigation and arbitration. He handles all types of contested proceedings before state agencies and the State Office of Administrative Hearings.

Rex is recognized in the 1995 and all subsequent editions of The Best Lawyers in America. The Austin Business Journal recognized him as the best public law and administrative litigator in Austin in its inaugural “Best of the Bar” Awards in 2005. He has been recognized by Texas Monthly and Austin Magazine as a Super Lawyer each year since the inception of those awards, and he has been named among the nation's top business litigators in the Corporate Counsel Edition of Super Lawyers. Rex has written and lectured extensively on constitutional issues, including articles in Texas Lawyer and Texas Bar Journal. He has also written and lectured for the State Bar of Texas CLE seminars on the topics of Evidence, Ethics, Constitutional Litigation and Administrative Litigation. Prior to commencing his practice, Rex was awarded a Teaching Fellowship in Constitutional Law at Harvard University.

Harvard Law SchoolJ.D. 1980

Office Location

98 San Jacinto Boulevard, Suite 1900
Austin, TX 78701
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Energy Regulatory Law of the Austin Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Energy Law of the Austin Metro Area
Rex D. VanMiddlesworth has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Rex D. VanMiddlesworth has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Administrative / Regulatory Law (Energy, Litigation, Pharmaceutical, Regulatory, Utilities)
Energy Law (Administrative, Cogeneration, Electricity, Litigation, Public Utility)
Energy Regulatory Law