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Jefferson, Wallace B.
Wallace B. Jefferson served as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas prior to joining Alexander Dubose & Jefferson in 2013. Appointed to the Supreme Court in 2001 and named Chief Justice in 2004, Jefferson made Texas judicial history as the Court’s first African-American Justice and Chief Justice.
A graduate of the James Madison College at Michigan State University and The University of Texas School of Law, Jefferson is the namesake for Wallace B. Jefferson Middle School in San Antonio.
He is the Treasurer of American Law Institute, Chair of the Texas Commission to Expand Civil Legal Services, and is a Fellow of the by-invitation-only American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. Jefferson is a member of the Texas Commission on Judicial Selection and serves on the Board of Advisors of the Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Judicial Selection Initiative. Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1993, Jefferson has twice won cases he argued in the Supreme Court of the United States.