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April 28, 2023
Contact: Rebecca Johnson
Public Affairs Director, State Bar of Texas

Austin attorney Kennon Wooten selected chair-elect of
State Bar of Texas Board of Directors

Kennon Wooten is the new chair-elect of the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors.
(Photo courtesy Kennon Wooten)

WACO—Kennon Wooten was selected chair-elect of the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors during the board’s quarterly meeting on April 28 in Waco. Wooten, a partner in Scott Douglass & McConnico in Austin, will take office in June and will serve as chair until June 2024.

Wooten was elected in 2021 to serve as a director on the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors representing District 9, Place 3 (Travis County).

She has served as a member of the Texas Commission to Expand Civil Legal Services, a member of the Supreme Court of Texas Task Force for Rules in Expedited Actions, the president of the Austin Bar Association, the president of the Austin Young Lawyers Association, the chair of the Austin Bar Foundation, the chair of the State Bar’s Court Rules Committee, the editor-in-chief for Austin Lawyer, a board member for Texas Folklife and Austin Friends of Traditional Music, and a board member and secretary for the Texas Legal Services Center.

She currently serves as a member of the American Law Institute, the Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee, the Editorial Board for The Advocate, the Supreme Court of Texas Remote Proceedings Task Force, the Texas Access to Justice Commission, and the Austin Bar Association’s DEI Committee.

Wooten joined Scott Douglass & McConnico in 2011 after working as the rules attorney for the Supreme Court of Texas, an associate at Baker Botts LLP, and a law clerk to former Chief Justice Wallace B. Jefferson of the Supreme Court of Texas.

Wooten’s law practice focuses on general civil litigation and complex commercial litigation. She also handles appeals periodically and advises clients on rule-related matters, including ethical obligations.

She earned her J.D. at the University of Texas School of Law in 2004.

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