The Honorable Scott Brister
Scott Brister recently returned to private practice with Andrews Kurth LLP after 20 years as a judge at every level of the Texas court system. He served as Judge of the 234th District Court in Houston for 11 years (1989-2000), as a Justice of the 1st Court of Appeals (2001), as Chief Justice of the 14th Court of Appeals in Houston (2001-2003), and for the last 6 years as a member of the Supreme Court of Texas. During those years he presided over almost 700 trials (454 to jury verdict), and authored 600 appellate opinions. Judge Brister is a native Texan. He received his law degree from Harvard Law School, graduating with honors in 1980. His undergraduate degree is from Duke University, where he graduated with highest honors and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. After law school, he served as briefing attorney to Chief Justice Joe Greenhill of the Texas Supreme Court, and then for eight years with the law firm of Andrews & Kurth. He is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, Personal Injury Law, and Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.