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Craig T. Enoch // Member
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Craig Enoch

Craig T. Enoch retired as a Justice on the Texas Supreme Court, having also served as Chief Justice of Texas’ Fifth District Court of Appeals and Presiding Judge of Texas’ 101st District Court. On completing his judicial service, Justice Enoch established specialized Appellate and Government Enforcement and Regulated Industries Litigation Practice Groups for a major regional law firm headquartered in Dallas, Texas. His extensive knowledge of the workings of government assists businesses subjected to the complexities of the Texas and Federal governmental systems. And his experience includes representing businesses before court and administrative bodies, as well as during investigations by state attorneys general, and assisting those businesses with regulatory compliance. In addition to his long service on Texas courts, deciding a myriad of complex civil matters, Justice Enoch’s experience as a neutral arbitrator has involved decisions on matters ranging from disputes over utility construction and purchase contracts to employee benefit agreements and estate claims. As well, he has developed noted expertise on the existence, nature and extent of fiduciary obligations. Recognizing the importance of effective advocacy for businesses at their intersection with government, Justice Enoch co-founded Enoch Kever, the firm that advocates for business.

Experience

  • Trial and appellate strategy and representation in state and federal courts, as well as alternative dispute resolution
  • Business strategy and representation in government relations
  • Public/private partnership strategy and development
  • Partnership and corporate duties and professional ethics consulting

Presentation Topics

  • The Rule of Law
  • Judicial Independence and Selection
  • Public Private Partnerships
  • Texas Supreme Court decisions
  • Fiduciary and ethical obligations
  • Trial and appellate procedures and best practices
  • The View from the Trenches: A Report on the Breakout Sessions at the 2005 National Conference on Appellate Justice  (Click here to read the report.)

 

Awards and Recognition

  • Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Appellate, Texas Monthly, 2005-2016
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Appellate Law, 2008-2016
  • Texas’ Best Lawyers, 2012 Austin Edition
  • Top Attorneys in Texas, Texas Monthly, 2011
  • Chambers & Partners USA Guide, 2010 - present
  • Outstanding Lead Article Award, Texas Tech Law Review, 2006-2007
  • Southern Methodist University, Distinguished Alum, 2006
  • American Bar Association, J. Edward Finch Law Day Speech Award, 2001
  • Texas Equal Access to Justice, Harold F. Kleinman Award, 2000
  • SMU Dedman School of Law, Distinguished Law Alum, 1999

 

Admitted to Practice

  • Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Ninth Circuits
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Western Districts of Texas

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • - LL.M., 1992
  • Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
  • - J.D., 1975
  • Southern Methodist University
  • - B.A., 1972

Professional and Community Activities

  • Appellate Judges Education Institute (President), Dallas, TX 2003–
  • USPTO Pro Bono Patent Assistance Advisory Board, Texas Region (Chair)
  • Texas Judicial Districts Board  2008–
  • American Law Institute (Elected Member), Philadelphia, PA  1996–
  • Texas State Bar Council Member, Litigation Section, 2006, Secretary 2012-2013, Treasurer 2013-2014, Vice Chair 2014
  • Texas Center for the Judiciary, Austin, TX
  • Texas State Bar College
  • Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, Executive Board, Dallas, TX
  • Helping Hand Home for Children, Community Advisory Board, 2012–
  • Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, Executive Committee, 2011, and Board of Directors, 2012–
  • City of Austin Bond Election Advisory Task Force, 2012