Don Cruse

Practice/Organization Description

My practice focuses on civil appeals in the Texas Supreme Court, federal courts of appeals, and Texas intermediate courts of appeals. I have worked for a large corporate law firm, for a state attorney general, and as a judicial law clerk, giving me a solid basis for handling complex commercial or tort cases, as well as tricky procedural, statutory, and constitutional questions.

I also write the Supreme Court of Texas blog, which offers opinion summaries, practice notes, and updates on pending petitions.

Bar Admissions

State of Texas

Fifth Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court


University of Texas School of Law, J.D.

University of Texas, B.A. (Economics)

University of Texas, B.S. (Mathematics)

Professional Associations & Memberships

Austin Bar Civil Appellate Section, Board Member 2011-

Honors and Awards

Super Lawyers Rising Star in Appellate Law 2010, 2011


1108 Lavaca Street #110-436
Austin, TX 78701, United States

  • 512-853-9100

Areas of Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Business Torts
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Elections & Politics
  • Government
  • Litigation
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