AUSTIN, Texas – Governor Abbott appointed Jeffrey L. "Jeff" Oldham, General Counsel to the Governor, as liaison to the Commission.
In July of this year, Jeff Oldham was name as General Counsel to the Governor following the confirmation by the U.S. Senate of Andrew Oldham to the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. Jeff Oldham (no relation) previously was a partner at Bracewell LLP in Houston, TX, where he had an appellate practice and argued numerous appeals in the U.S. Supreme Court, Texas Supreme Court, and federal and state courts of appeals. He is board certified in Texas in Civil Appellate Law and is a member of various bar groups, including being a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and a Fellow of The Texas Supreme Court Historical Society. Governor Abbott introduces Jeff Oldham "as one of the most highly regarded appellate lawyers in the country.”
Before entering private practice, Jeff served as a law clerk to Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist of the U.S. Supreme Court, and to Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He also served as Counsel to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales in the U.S. Department of Justice. Jeff graduated magna cum laude from Northwestern University School of Law in 2003, and summa cum laude with honors from University of Tulsa in 2000.
“We are honored that the Governor has appointed Jeff Oldham to serve as an ex officio member of the Texas Access to Justice Commission, and welcome him to the work of expanding access to and enhancing the quality of justice for Texas residents.” said Harry M. Reasoner, chair of the Texas Access to Justice Commission.