Professor Jeremy Counseller joined the faculty of Baylor Law in 2003. He graduated from Baylor Law with honors and was a member of the Baylor Law Review, the Order of the Barristers, and the interscholastic moot court and mock trial teams. He also earned an M.B.A. from Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business and a B.A. summa cum laude from Stephen F. Austin State University.
Following his graduation from law school, Professor Counseller served as a law clerk to the Honorable Reynaldo G. Garza of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Professor Counseller then entered private practice in Houston, Texas, with Bracewell & Patterson, LLP (now Bracewell, LLP), where he was an associate in the trial section. Professor Counseller also served as an Assistant Criminal District Attorney in McLennan County, Texas, where he prosecuted both misdemeanors and felonies.
Professor Counseller teaches Civil Procedure and is part of Baylor Law’s Practice Court Program faculty. He has authored articles and presented papers on various evidentiary and procedural issues. He is the co-author of four books: Handbook of Texas Evidence, Texas Commercial Causes of Action, Texas Trial Procedure and Evidence, and, most recently, Civil Procedure: In Focus. In 2006, the President of the State Bar of Texas appointed him to serve on the Administration of the Rules of Evidence Committee where he helped to restyle the Texas Rules of Evidence. He is the Contributing Evidence Editor of the State Bar of Texas General Practice Digest.
Professor Counseller has served as the director of the Baylor Law Academy of the Advocate in St Andrews since the program’s inception in 2013. He previously served as Baylor University’s Faculty Athletics Representative to the Big 12 Conference.
Professor Counseller was selected to receive Baylor University’s Outstanding Faculty Award for Teaching for the 2021-2022 academic year. Baylor University’s Outstanding Faculty Awards recognize the best all-around professors based on teaching capabilities, research achievement, effective committee service, time spent with students, and civic and church involvement. This is the second time Baylor University has recognized Professor Counseller’s teaching. In 2007, the University designated him an Outstanding Faculty member as a tenure-track professor.