DALLAS, October 28, 2021—Duane Morris special counsel Jason E. Boatright has been appointed to the Texas Board of Disciplinary Appeals. Boatright is a member of the firm’s Trial Practice Group and is based in its Dallas office. The Texas Board of Disciplinary Appeals is a statewide independent adjudicatory body of 12 attorneys appointed by the Supreme Court of Texas to hear certain attorney discipline cases and to promote consistency in interpretation and application of the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct and the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure. Boatright’s three-year appointment will expire on August 31, 2024.
Boatright practices in the area of litigation. He has held senior legal positions in Texas’ state government in both Dallas and Austin. Boatright is a former justice of the Texas Fifth District Court of Appeals, the appellate court that reviews trial court decisions in Collin, Dallas, Grayson, Hunt, Kaufman and Rockwall counties. Previously, he was director of the general counsel section of the Texas Railroad Commission, the agency that regulates the Texas oil and gas industry. Boatright was also director of the state Office of the Attorney General’s Opinions Division, which issues official written legal opinions to government officials on the meaning of state laws and regulations. He writes frequently on the Texas Constitution and the history of Texas laws and regulations.
Boatright is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law (J.D., 2003) and Middlebury College (B.A., 1998).
About the Texas Board of Disciplinary Appeals
Since 1992, the Texas Board of Disciplinary Appeals has heard and decided over 64,000 disciplinary matters including grievance screening decisions (classification appeals) by the State Bar of Texas Chief Disciplinary Counsel’s Office, appeals from District Grievance Committee evidentiary panels, petitions to revoke probated license suspensions, compulsory discipline cases, reciprocal discipline cases and disability cases.
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