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Steven N. Allbritton

Roy Brantley

Courtney S. Cain

Donald Delgado

Patrick W. Fogarty

Michael H. Gentry

Rob George

Bryan Hanna

Jennifer D. Jasper

Baili B. Rhodes

John "Jay" Rudinger, Jr.

Weldon Russell

John C. Webb Jr.

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Education and Honors:

J.D., Baylor University School of Law, 1973
B.B.A., Baylor University, Business Administration, 1968           


Lt. Commander, US Navy Reserve, JAGC 1982-1998 (Honorable Discharge)


All Texas State Courts, 1973
United States Supreme Court
United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States District Courts for the Southern, Western, Northern, and Eastern Districts of Texas

Professional Affiliations:

West, Webb, Allbritton & Gentry, P.C.
     Partner, 1982-Present
Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
State Bar of Texas, Member
Brazos County Bar Association, Member
Appointed by the Texas Supreme Court to the State Bar of Texas, Grievance Oversight Committee
     Chair, 2006-2010 
     Member, 2004-2010 
State Bar of American Indian Law Section
    Chairman, 2009-2010
    Chairman, 2005-2006
    Chairman, 2003-2004
    Vice Chairman, 2002-2003
    Chairman, 2001-2002

State Bar of Texas, Council of Chairs,
    Vice-Chair, 2005-2006
Appointed by the Texas Supreme Court to the Texas Board of Disciplinary Appeals 
    Chairman, 2001-2003
    Vice Chairman, 1994-1996, 1998-2000
    Member, 1992-1996, 1997-2003
State Bar of Texas Administrative and Public Law Section
    Chairman, 1997-1998
Private Panel Chapter 7 Trustee, Western District of Texas, Austin, Texas
     Active, 1996-1999
State Bar of Texas, Texas Indian Bar Association
    President, 1994-1995
State Bar of Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct Committee
     Member, 1993-1996
Disciplinary Review Committee
     Member, 1991-1992
Licensed Real Estate Broker (1981-Present)
Student Legal Advisor, Staff Attorney, Associate General Counsel, Texas A&M University System 1978-1982
Private Civil Practice, Sherman, Texas, 1976-1978
Hearings Officer, Texas Health Facilities Commission, 1975-1976
Texas Secretary of State Elections Division, 1973-1975 


"Ethics and Administrative Law: How the Proposed Amendments to the Texas Rules of Professional Conduct May Impact Administrative Proceedings," TEXAS TECH ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JOURNAL, Spring 2010.
Order of the Barristers, Baylor Law School
"Qualified Immunity: The Judicary’s “End Run” to Civil Rights" (view)
"Tenure: Fact or Fallacy?" (view)
"Free Speech: What’s the Real Cost?" (view)
"A Historical Look At Tribal Courts" (view)

CNN / Connie Chung Interview Intro (view)
CNN / Connie Chung Interview (view)


Mr. West was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Mr. West is married to Susan West, they have three daughters.

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