George Mason’s Jonathan Mitchell Named Texas Solicitor General

Josh Wright —  10 December 2010

Congratulations to my colleague (and office neighbor) Jonathan Mitchell, who has been appointed to serve as Solicitor General of Texas.  Here is an excerpt from the press release:

Effective immediately, Jonathan Mitchell will serve as Solicitor General of Texas. As the State’s chief appellate lawyer, Mitchell will oversee both criminal and civil litigation before state and federal appeals courts and will represent the State of Texas before the U.S. Supreme Court. As a senior member of the executive leadership team, Mitchell will also serve as a top legal advisor to Attorney General Abbott.

Mitchell succeeds outgoing Solicitor General James C. Ho, who departed the agency to return to private practice after nearly three years of dedicated service.

“A true legal scholar, Jonathan Mitchell is an outstanding lawyer with a tremendous legal mind,” Attorney General Abbott said. “After graduating with high honors from top-ranked University of Chicago Law School, Jonathan distinguished himself as a law clerk to one of the nation’s most highly respected appellate judges before earning a prestigious clerkship at the U.S. Supreme Court. Since then, as Jonathan dedicated himself to public service and the study of law, he has quickly earned a reputation as a brilliant lawyer who very ably represents Texas before the highest courts in the land.”

This is great news for both Jonathan and George Mason.  We will look forward to having him back in Arlington.