Scott A. Brister - Andrews Kurth LLP

Scott A. Brister

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012
Phone: 512-320-9220

Scott is head of the firm’s appellate section and his practice includes all aspects of litigation. He returned to Andrews Kurth in 2009 after 20 years of judicial service at all levels of the Texas court system: six years on the Texas Supreme Court, three years as Justice and Chief Justice of the First and Fourteenth Courts of Appeals respectively, and eleven years as Judge of the 234th District Court. During those years he presided over 670 trials to verdict, and authored more than 600 appellate opinions, including 122 opinions of the Texas Supreme Court. 

Scott is board-certified in civil appellate, civil trial and personal injury trial law. He previously served on the Supreme Court Advisory Committee and on the Supreme Court Jury Task Force. He is a co-author of Texas Pretrial Practice and has written law review articles in the Baylor, Oak Brook, South Texas, and St. Mary's law reviews.

Additional Information

Court Admissions
  • US District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • US Supreme Court
Duke UniversityBA 1977Harvard Law SchoolJ.D. 1980
American Law InstituteTexas Supreme Court (2003-2009)Fourteenth Court of Appeals (2001-2003) First Court of Appeals 234th District Court of Harris County (1989-2000) Texas Bar FoundationCollege of the State Bar of Texas

Office Location

111 Congress Avenue, Suite 1700
Austin, TX 78701
United States

Practice Areas

Appellate Practice

Other Information

Gender: Male