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September 10, 2021 
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Gray Reed Attorney Named Chair of State Bar of Texas Appellate Section

Gray Reed Appellate Counsel Dylan Drummond was named Chair of the State Bar of Texas Appellate Section for the 2021 – 2022 term. Drummond’s previous leadership roles within the Section include Council Member (2012- 2015) and Co-Editor of the Appellate Advocate (2009 – 2012).

“I am humbled and honored to receive the Texas Bar Appellate Section baton from friend and appellate stalwart, Jerry Bullard," Drummond says. "I look forward to accomplishing great things this year to benefit our outstanding members and the clients we serve.”

A former Texas Supreme Court clerk, Drummond is an accomplished civil appellate lawyer with a long list of successful results in complex appeals before state and federal courts in Texas, the Fifth Circuit and several other jurisdictions throughout the country. He handles the entire range of appellate matters that arise in all types of civil and commercial litigation, including traditional, accelerated, agreed and permissive appeals; original proceedings and extraordinary writs. He maintains a particular focus on petition, merits and amicus briefing before the Texas Supreme Court.

As part of his appellate practice, Drummond also provides strategic counsel at trial aimed at preserving error through pre- and post-trial motion practice, expert designation disputes, class certification and dispositive motion practice. From his longtime service on the Texas Bar Pattern Jury Charge Committee, Drummond also advises clients in preparing and arguing jury charges.


The Appellate Section promotes the role of appellate lawyers in Texas, enhances their skills, and improves appellate practice in Texas. It furthers these goals by offering continuing legal education, disseminating materials on matters of interest to members of the Appellate Section, and creating opportunities for the exchange of ideas among members of the Appellate Section.


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