Andrew Weber, former First Assistant Attorney General of Texas under now- Governor Gregg Abbott, is the new Partner in Charge of Kelly Hart & Hallman’s Austin office. His appointment coincides with the office’s move to the 20th floor of 303 Colorado Street effective July 1, 2015.
In his new role, Weber will oversee client and community initiatives and focus on long-term strategic planning for the Austin office. Additionally, he will continue to chair the firm’s Public Law practice group, counseling clients who need assistance navigating the intersection of law and policy.
Weber joined Kelly Hart in 2006, after serving as the first lawyer clerk of the Texas Supreme Court. At then General Abbott’s request, he left the firm when he was named head of the Civil Division of the Attorney General’s office. He was later appointed First Assistant Attorney General. Kelly Hart welcomed Weber back as a partner in 2010.
Later Weber returned to the Court as a staff attorney to Justice Jack Hightower and later to then-Justice Priscilla Owen. Weber received his degree from SMU. Weber graduated, magna cum laude, from Baylor Law School, where he served as the Symposium Editor of the Baylor Law Review and a member of the Order of the Barristers. He began his legal career with a one-year term as a briefing attorney to then-Justice Greg Abbott at the Texas Supreme Court.