Dylan O. Drummond

Austin, Tx , United States
Phone: 5127892939
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation

Practice/Organization Description

Dylan O. Drummond is an accomplished civil appellate and commercial litigator practicing in Austin, Texas with the international law firm of K&L Gates, LLP. Prior to entering private practice, Dylan clerked for now-Chief Justice Justice Nathan L. Hecht during the Texas Supreme Court’s 2003–04 term. After graduating first in his class from the Wildlife Management program at Texas Tech University, he obtained his J.D. from Texas Tech University School of Law—serving as Editor in Chief of Volume 4 of the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal—and received his M.B.A. from the Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business.

Dylan is AV™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, and has been selected as a “Rising Star” in appellate practice the past six years by Thomson Reuters as published in Texas Monthly. Prior to his appointment this year by State Bar President Lisa Tatum to the College Board, Dylan was appointed by former State Bar President Bob Black in 2011 to serve on the Standing Committee on Pattern Jury Charges for the Business, Consumer, Insurance & Employment volume. Dylan also currently serves as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, Trustee of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society, Board Member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, and as a Council Member of the State Bar’s Appellate Section. Previously, Dylan served a three-year term as Co-Editor of the Appellate Section’s Appellate Advocate. He is licensed in every federal court in Texas, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Dylan writes and speaks frequently throughout the state on appellate practice, Texas Supreme Court history, groundwater law, as well as administrative law. His works have been cited by the St. Mary’s and Duke Law Journals, the Arkansas, Baylor, Houston, Louisiana, Texas, Vermont, and West Virginia Law Reviews, as well as by the Texas Supreme Court in its landmark groundwater-rights case, Edwards Aquifer Auth. v. Day, 369 S.W.3d 814, 825 n.47 (Tex. 2012).

A lifelong Austinite and Westbank resident, Dylan lives in Westlake Hills with wife, three children, and chocolate lab. When Austin was honored to host several thousand evacuees from Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Dylan served as the dorm floor manager at the Austin Convention Center for the Red Cross, and also assisted with the Austin Bar Association’s legal aid efforts in conjunction with FEMA in Bastrop, Texas after wildfires devastated the area in 2011.

Bar Admissions

Texas (November 2003); United States Supreme Court (May 2010); 5th Cir. (May 2007); W.D. Tex. (January 2011); S.D. Tex. (March 2009); N.D. Tex. (February 2007); E.D. Tex. (January 2011)


Texas Tech University School of Law (JD, 2003); Texas Tech University - Rawls College of Business (MBA, 2003); Texas Tech University (BS, Wildlife Management 1999)

Professional Associations & Memberships

Texas Supreme Court Historical Society, Trustee (2012-present)

Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow (2012-present)

College of the State Bar, Board Member (2013-present)

State Bar of Texas, Subcommittee Chair, Standing Committee on Pattern Jury Charges—Business • Consumer • Insurance • Employment (2011-present)

State Bar of Texas, Appellate Section: Council Member (2012-present); Appellate Advocate--Co-Editor (2009-present); Assistant Editor (2006–09)

State Bar of Texas, Administrative & Public Law Section: Secretary (2008–09); Treasurer (2007–08); Advanced Administrative Law Course Planning Committee (2004–05); Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar Planning Committee (2006–10); Mack Kidd Administrative Law Moot Court Competition--Bench Brief Author (2006); Mack Kidd Administrative Law Moot Court Competition--Bench Brief Judge (2006–08)

Honors and Awards

Texas Rising Stars: Appellate Practice (2009-14)

Martindale Hubbell® AV Rating

Editor in Chief: Clerkship Notification Blog (2008-09, 2009-10, and 2010-11) (awarded by the ABA Journal as one of the top 100 legal blogs for 2008)

Articles have been cited in briefing to the Texas Supreme Court 11 times in cause numbers 08-0964, 08-0755 & 06-0904, by the 13th District Court of Appeals at 267 S.W.3d 228, 239 n.8, as well as by the Duke and St. Mary's Law Journals and the Arkansas, Baylor, Houston, Louisiana, Texas, Vermont, and West Virginia Law Reviews.

Featured in Texas Supreme Court’s 2004-05 clerkship brochure

Editor in Chief: Fourth Volume of the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal

Editorial Board: Texas Bank Lawyer

CALI Award Recipient: Public Land Law

Highest Ranking Graduate: TTU Col. of Agric. Scis. and Nat. Resources

Outstanding Student: TTU Col. of Agric. Scis. and Nat. Resources

President: Texas Tech University Chapter, The Wildlife Society

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