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Civil procedure expert Alexandra Wilson Albright joined the firm full-time as a partner in 2017, after many years of dual service to The University of Texas School of Law and to the firm as of-counsel. Professor Albright’s career as a member of the faculty focused on federal and Texas civil procedure, and her service included many years’ as the school’s Associate Dean. Professor Albright is highly regarded as an expert in the rules of trial and appellate procedure and is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law. Nearly three decades of work in this area—in the classroom and in courtrooms—has given her valuable insight into trial court-level action and how it impacts appellate practice. She is respected by judges and practitioners in both federal and state courts for her wealth of experience and pragmatic approach to litigation.

Professor Albright is a member of the American Law Institute and has been a member of the Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Court Rules since 1993, where she played a key role in redrafting the discovery rules that went into effect in January 1999. She is a long-time member of the Texas Pattern Jury Charge Oversight Committee and was presented a Presidential Citation by the State Bar of Texas in 2008 for her service as Reporter to the State Bar Task Force on Court Administration. She is author of the casebook “Texas Courts: A Survey” and co-author of the “Handbook on Texas Discovery Practice,” part of West's Texas Practice Series.

Professor Albright is an honors graduate of the University of the South: Sewanee and The University of Texas School of Law. She was a law clerk for Judge Thomas M. Reavley of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, then an associate and later partner at the firm of Thompson & Knight in Dallas, where she had a general civil trial and appellate practice.

Contact & Links
  • 100 Congress Avenue, Suite 1450
    Austin, TX 78701
  • The University of Texas, J.D., graduated 1980
  • Sewanee-The University of the South, B.A., graduated 1977
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Foundation - Fellow
  • American Inns of Court, Austin Chapter - Master of the Bench (1991-1996), Executive Committee (1993-1996)
  • American Law Institute - Sustaining Member
  • Annie's List - Austin Luncheon Co-chair (2017)
  • Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas - Austin Community Board Member, Governance Committee Chair, Board Member (2017-2019)
  • State Bar of Texas - Pattern Jury Charge Oversight Committee (2006-2019), Vice-Chair (2009-2015), Reporter, Task Force on Court Administration (2007-2008)
  • Texas Bar Foundation - Fellow
  • Texas Book Festival - Gala Chair, Executive Committee Member, Author Selection Committee Member (1997-2012)
  • Texas Supreme Court Task Force on Revision of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure - Member (1990-1992)
  • University of the South - Board of Trustees
Court Admissions
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Appellate Practice
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2020-2021
  • Texas Jurist Award, The Review of Litigation, 2019
  • Pathfinder Award, Travis County Women Lawyers' Association, 2019
  • Presidential Citation for Service - State Bar of Texas, 2008
  • Teaching Excellence Award - University of Texas Division of Instructional Innovation & Assessment, 2008
  • Law Week Administrative Honoree - Student Bar Association, 2000
  • Texas Excellence Advising Award - Texas Ex-Students Association, 1992-1993
  • Kugle & Frederick Ethics Teaching Award - Student Bar Association, 1991
  • Outstanding Law Review Article - Texas Bar Foundation, 1991-1992
  • Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2019-2021

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