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AUSTIN, Texas and HOUSTON (May 21, 2013) – Kent C. Sullivan (J.D., ’82; B.A., ’78) recently received the 2013 Raven Society Award for his contributions to the University and the legal community in Texas.
Judge Sullivan leads the Energy Litigation Team at the national law firm Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, and serves as co-leader of the firm’s Appellate Litigation Practice. He previously served as a justice of the Texas Court of Appeals, the First Assistant Attorney General of Texas, and a state district court judge.
He recently was appointed by Texas Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz to the Federal Judicial Evaluation Committee where he will screen and recommend nominees for federal bench vacancies and U.S. Attorney offices in Texas. He also continues to serve on the Supreme Court Advisory Committee for the rules of civil procedure and evidence, the Texas Pattern Jury Charge Committee, and has previously served as a director for the State Bar of Texas.