Ken Paxton

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Texas Attorney Generals Office Wins National Award for Legal Excellence

AUSTIN Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced today that the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) has once again honored a team of lawyers from the Texas Solicitor General’s Office with a NAAG Best Brief Award for a legal brief filed with the Supreme Court of the United States.

Texas Solicitor General Jonathan Mitchell, Deputy Solicitors General Adam Aston and Andrew Oldham, and Assistant Solicitors General James Sullivan and Arthur D’Andrea received the award for writing a brief that defended Texas’s procedural framework for death-penalty appeals. Today’s award marks the 10th consecutive year the Texas Solicitor General’s Office has received a NAAG Best Brief Award.

For 10 consecutive years, the talented and experienced lawyers working in the Texas Solicitor General’s Office have won a Best Brief Award from the National Association of Attorneys General, Attorney General Abbott said. Our Solicitor General’s Office continues to provide the high court with the finest work the legal profession has to offer and today’s award is another testament to the quality of their work on behalf of the people of Texas.

The award was announced today at the NAAG annual summer meeting in Boston, Mass. The NAAG’s Best Brief awards are given each year in recognition of excellence in brief writing submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court by state government attorneys. The briefs were judged by a panel of independent Supreme Court experts.