April 10, 2007 – LAWFUEL – Law Newswire – Legal Jobs Service – Judge Sarah Duncan, who retired at the end of 2006 after two terms as Justice of the Fourth Court of Appeals in San Antonio, has joined Locke Liddell & Sapp’s Appellate Section and will be based in Austin. At Locke Liddell, she will partner with such seasoned and well-known appellate attorneys as Mike Hatchell, Molly Hatchell, Michael Powell, Cynthia Keely Timms and Charles “R” Skip Watson.
“Judge Duncan is widely viewed as one of the great thinkers in Texas legal circles. We are honored that after a distinguished judicial career she will join our Firm and be a part of an already distinguished Appellate Section,” said Managing Partner Jerry Clements. “She is also a very popular and highly praised speaker on legal and procedural issues, as well as a member of the Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee. Judge Duncan will bring us added depth of experience, intellect and analytical skills for complex appeals.”
A graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, where she also received her undergraduate degree, Judge Duncan began her practice with Fulbright & Jaworski and gained valuable experience as a key player in the Texaco/ Pennzoil litigation. Later, she moved to Austin and worked on significant trust and estate litigation which was concluded favorably for her client. Following a return to practice in San Antonio, where she continued to handle significant appeals involving a wide variety of subjects, she ran for and was elected to two six-year terms on the San Antonio Court of Appeals. There, she presided over a docket of civil and criminal appeals from 32 counties. In 1993, she was appointed to serve on the Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee, a position she still holds.
At Locke Liddell, Judge Duncan will work as an integral part of the Appellate Section, which includes expanding the Firm’s work with criminal appeals.
“I have known and worked with many of Locke Liddell’s outstanding attorneys, and now am thrilled to be a part of their team,” Judge Duncan said. “Though I will be based in Austin, I will also be doing work in San Antonio and in other parts of the state. I look forward to combining my skills as an attorney with the insights I gained as a judge to help serve our clients.”
Established in 1891, Locke Liddell & Sapp LLP is recognized as one of the leading law firms in Texas and throughout the nation. A full service law firm with offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston, New Orleans and Washington, D.C., Locke Liddell & Sapp has approximately 400 lawyers who represent a broad range of businesses and individual clients having extensive domestic and foreign business interests.