Baylor Law Grad Appointed New Clerk Of Texas Supreme Court

July 24, 2002
News Photo 443Baylor Law School graduate Andrew Weber has been named clerk of the Texas Supreme Court.

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Baylor law graduate Andrew Weber has been named the new clerk of the Texas Supreme Court.

Weber, 49, who graduated magna cum laude from Baylor Law School in 1996, has served the court since 1999 as Justice Priscilla Owen's staff attorney. He also previously served as a Texas Supreme Court briefing attorney for Justice Greg Abbott.

He succeeds John Adams, who retired as clerk of the Supreme Court on July 5 after 13 years of service. The appointment naming Weber to the post was signed by the nine Supreme Court justices, who include Baylor graduates Chief Justice Thomas Phillips (BA '71), and Justice Owen (BA, '76; JD '77).

According to a Texas Supreme Court advisory announcing the appointment, Chief Justice Phillips said he believes Weber will bring "ready and critical familiarity with the Court's procedures and personalities to this position." The Chief Justice adds, "We expect his legal experience and keen people skills will serve the public well. We also expect that he will creatively analyze how best the Court can expand its electronic functioning."

At Baylor Law School, Weber served as symposium editor of the Baylor Law Review. He was a member of the Order of Barristers and also received the President's Award as the Outstanding Second-Year Student. Articles he has co-authored have appeared in the Baylor Law Review and the Texas Tech Law Review. He also holds a degree in criminal justice from Southern Methodist University.

Before enrolling in law school, Weber taught school in Elgin, was an Austin-area contractor and ran his own real-estate management and consulting business. After working as a Supreme Court briefing attorney in 1996-97, he practiced law with the Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal law firm in Dallas for two years before rejoining the Supreme Court in July 1999 as Justice Owen's staff attorney.

Weber said that with the current team, the clerk's office can increase efficiency and consistency to be even more helpful and responsive to the needs of the public, the bar and the Court. "We also look forward to expanding our Internet and other electronic-communication capabilities," he said.

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