We are pleased to welcome our new Associate, Zackery Horton. Zack received his law degree from Pepperdine University, and most recently served as Judicial Clerk at the Supreme Court of Texas. Zack adds quality depth to our Appellate/Litigation bench. We are thrilled to welcome Zack to the Enoch Kever family.

We are pleased to welcome our new Associate, Zackery Horton. Zack received his law degree from Pepperdine University, and most recently served as Judicial Clerk at the Supreme Court of Texas. Zack adds quality depth to our Appellate/Litigation bench. We are thrilled to welcome Zack to the Enoch Kever family.

Enoch Kever is proud to be recognized once again by Best Lawyers® and U.S. News & World Report in their annual “Best Law Firms” rankings.

When the Firm opened in 2011, Best Lawyers included us in its Best Law Firm rankings for our Appellate and Administrative/Regulatory practices. Over the subsequent decade, recognition by our peers in these rankings has expanded to:

  • Administrative/Regulatory Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Corporate Law

We congratulate our colleagues on their well deserved recognition.

For over three decades, U.S. News has provided the public with accurate and in-depth rankings on key institutions in society from higher education to hospitals and health systems,” says Morgan Felchner, executive editor at U.S. News.

Firms included in the 2022 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.

Shelby O’Brien has been elected Chair of the Travis County Women Lawyers’ Foundation after having served as President of the Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association last year.

The purpose of the Foundation is to “support, promote, and encourage activities for the furtherance of justice and equal opportunity for women, families, and children.” The Foundation serves this purpose by providing annual grants to local nonprofits that provide free legal services to women and children. We congratulate Shelby in her new role.

Enoch Kever attorneys, Melissa Lorber and Shelby O’Brien, have been recognized again by Austin Monthly as trusted experts in Appellate Law.  Austin Monthly ranked 300-plus lawyers in 43 specialties ranging from Antitrust to Worker’s Compensation in their 2021 edition of Austin’s Top Attorneys.  https://www.austinmonthly.com/austins-top-attorneys-2021/



We are pleased to announce that Melissa Lorber was awarded the Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association’s 2020 Litigation/Appellate Attorney Award. Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association’s (TCWLA) mission includes strengthening the image and position of women lawyers in the community. One way that TCWLA achieves that goal is through its awards program to honor local female attorneys who have significantly contributed to the legal profession.

The women selected to receive attorney awards are nominated by their peers and jointly selected by the boards of TCWLA and the Travis County Women Lawyers’ Foundation (TCWLF) to receive the awards. The awards are usually presented at the annual TCWLA/TCWLF Grants and Awards Luncheon held in late spring of each year. Due to the COVID pandemic, the 2020 award winners—selected in Spring 2020—were not announced until a virtual ceremony in May 2021.

Melissa represents clients in appellate matters before state and federal courts. She is not only a strong appellate litigator, but is also an active member of the community. She is the immediate past chair of the Austin Bar Civil Appellate Section, has been a volunteer advocate for CASA of Travis County for more than a decade, and is a member of Impact Austin. She is certified in civil appellate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Melissa’s biography is available at https://enochkever.com/attorneys/melissa-a-lorber/.

Enoch Kever, celebrating 10 years of advocacy,

was featured in the Business Anniversary Special Section of the Austin Business Journal.

ENOCH KEVER has again been included among the Best Law Firms in America by its peers as it has been each year since the firm was founded in 2011. The firm has also received the highest praise for 12  attorneys.

Andy Kever remarked, “Craig and I were certainly gratified, when we opened the Enoch Kever doors ten years ago, to have our new firm immediately acknowledged by our peers for the quality of the representation our clients receive. Even more gratifying is that, over the last decade, a growing number of our colleagues, and the firm as a whole,  continue to be recognized for excellence in an ever-widening range of legal subjects.”



Enoch Kever is pleased to welcome Christopher J. Kirby to the firm as our newest Associate.  Chris practices corporate and securities law, including corporate governance and board representation, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, and general corporate representation. “In addition, Chris brings a wealth of legislative experience, including having managed and led key legislative and budgetary priorities as Chief of Staff to State Representative Trent Ashby,” Founder Andy Kever added, “Chris provides bench strength to ENOCH KEVER’s practice that serves businesses where they intersect with government.”

Three Enoch Kever appellate attorneys have been listed among Austin’s Top Attorneys 2020.  Austin Monthly ranked  258 lawyers in 38 specialties ranging from Adoption Law to Land Use to Technology. Sara Churchin, Melissa Lorber, and Shelby O’Brien are listed as go-to attorneys for Appellate Law. https://www.austinmonthly.com/austins-top-attorneys-2020/

Shelby O'brienCONGRATULATIONS to Melissa Lorber and Shelby O’Brien who are new members of the Calvert Inn of Court!

The Robert W. Calvert American Inn of Court was founded in Austin, Texas, in 1990.  Membership is made up of groups of judges, practicing attorneys, law professors and students who meet regularly to discuss and debate issues relating to legal ethics and professionalism. The American Inns of Court strive to help members become more effective advocates and counselors with a keener ethical awareness, learning side-by-side with the most experienced judges and attorneys in their community. Each local Inn is devoted to promoting professionalism, civility, ethics, and legal skills among the American bench and bar, in a collegial setting, through continuing education and mentoring.

Currently, there are more than 350 Inns throughout the United States, each dedicated to enhancing ethics, professionalism and civility within the legal profession.  The American Inns of Court movement, composed of over 30,000 members in 48 states and the District of Columbia.

We are proud to celebrate Melissa and Shelby as they join fellow EK attorneys Gary Zausmer, Craig Enoch, and Amy (Saberian) Prueger in representing Enoch Kever in the prestigious Robert W. Calvert American Inn of Court.