Craig T. Enoch

Craig T. Enoch returned to private practice after retiring from decades of service on Texas courts, where he decided complex civil matters as a Supreme Court Justice, Appellate Court Chief Justice and Trial Court Presiding Judge. Drawing on extensive knowledge of governmental workings and experience in resolving disputes, Justice Enoch assists businesses in navigating complex laws and regulations. He co-founded Enoch Kever to provide effective advocacy for businesses at their intersection with government.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: ‭(512) 615-1202‬

Professional Background

Publications & Presentations

Professional & Community Activities

Professional Background


  • Devises effective trial and appellate strategy for representing clients in state and federal courts
  • Facilitates alternative dispute resolution
  • Advises clients on public/private partnership strategy and development
  • Consults with businesses on partnership and corporate duties and professional ethics
  • Represents businesses before courts and administrative bodies, as well as during investigations by state attorneys general, and assists those businesses with regulatory compliance
  • Specializes in business strategy and representation in government relations
  • Served as a Justice of the Texas Supreme Court, Chief Justice of Texas’s Fifth District Court of Appeals, and Presiding Judge of Texas’s 101st District Court, for a total of over 20 years in the judiciary
  • Decided matters ranging from disputes over utility construction and purchase contracts to employee benefit agreements and estate claims
  • Established specialized Appellate and Government Enforcement and Regulated Industries Litigation Practice groups for a major regional law firm headquartered in Dallas
  • Developed noted expertise on the existence, nature, and extent of fiduciary obligations

Awards & Recognition

  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Best Lawyers in America, Appellate Practice, 2008–present
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Appellate Law, 2005–present
  • Volunteer of the Year: Economic Development, Austin Chamber of Commerce, 2018
  • Chambers USA Guide, 2010-2015
  • Marquis Who's Who Lifetime Acheivement Award, 2020
  • Top Attorneys in Texas, Texas Monthly, 2011-2013
  • 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, Seventh, and Ninth Circuits
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern, and Western Districts of Texas


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

Publications & Presentations

  • 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

Professional & Community Activities

  • State Bar of Texas
    - Appellate Section
    - Judicial Section
    - Litigation Section
        - Chair, 2016
        - Vice Chair, 2014
        - Treasurer, 2013
        - Secretary, 2012
        - Council Member, 2006-2012
  • Austin Bar Association
    - Civil Appellate Section
  • American Bar Association
    - Appellate Judges Conference
    - Litigation Section
  • Appellate Judges Education Institute, Dallas, Texas, President Emeritus
  • USPTO Pro Bono Patent Assistance Advisory Board, Texas Region, Chair
  • Texas Judicial Districts Board, 2008–2019
  • American Law Institute, Elected Member, 1996–present
  • Texas Center for the Judiciary
  • Texas Bar College
  • Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, Executive Board
  • Helping Hand Home for Children, Community Advisory Board, 2012–present
  • Austin Chamber of Commerce
    - Executive Committee, 2011; 2017-2021
    - Board of Directors, 2012-2018
         - Chair-Elect, 2019
         - Chair, 2020
         - Immediate Past Chair, 2021
  • City of Austin Bond Election Advisory Task Force, 2012