Alex Wilson Albright



  • University of Texas School of Law, 1980
    J.D., with high honors
    Order of the Coif
    Chancellors (Vice Chancellor)
    Texas Law Review
    Teaching Quizmaster

  • Sewanee: The University of the South, 1977
    B.A., summa cum laude
    Phi Beta Kappa

Alex Wilson Albright


512.828.7597 – phone

512.482.9303 – fax

After serving the firm as of-counsel since its founding, while also teaching federal and Texas civil procedure at the University of Texas School of Law — serving many years as associate dean — Alex Wilson Albright joined Alexander Dubose & Jefferson full time in 2017. She is highly regarded as an expert in the rules of trial and appellate procedure and is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. With nearly three decades of work in this area —both in the classroom and in courtrooms — Alex delivers valuable insight into trial court-level action and how it impacts appellate practice. Alex’s deep, inherent procedural knowledge comes from her many years of teaching the subject, but she says she still learns something every day. She relishes the challenge of crafting a collaborative brief with her colleagues to tell the story that will have the greatest impact on the court. Her wealth of experience and pragmatic approach to litigation has proven to be a true asset to her clients at Alexander Dubose & Jefferson and the Texas judicial system in general. Respected by judges and practitioners in both federal and state courts, she played a key role in redrafting the discovery rules that went into effect in January 1999. She has also authored numerous books and articles on the courts, discovery and appellate practice.

+Court Admissions

Texas State Bar

Travis County Bar Association

American Bar Association

Admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, 5th and 11th Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals, Northern District of Texas 

+Honors and Distinctions

Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization – 2008

Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters – 2019-2023

Best Lawyers in America – 2020-2024

Texas Jurist Award, The Review of Litigation – 2019 

Pathfinder Award, Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association – 2019 

Presidential Citation for Service, State Bar of Texas – 2008 

Teaching Excellence Award, University of Texas Division of Instructional Innovation & Assessment – 2008 

Law Week Administrative Honoree, Student Bar Association – 2000

Texas Excellence Advising Award, Texas Ex-Students Association – 1992-93 

Kugle & Frederick Ethics Teaching Award (Student Bar Association) – 1991

Outstanding Law Review Article, Texas Bar Foundation – 1991-92




+Published Works

Handbook on Texas Discovery Practice, with Charles F. Herring, Jr. (West 1999-2018)

Texas Courts: A Survey (Imprimatur Press 2005-2017), with Dustin B. Benham (2018) 

Ten Best Bullets for Making Your Case Appealable (or, How Not to Lose Your Appeal at Trial and When to Call in the Cavalry), LITIGATION Winter 2009 (with Susan Vance)

Personal Jurisdiction: A Confused and Inappropriate Substitute for Forum Non Conveniens, 71 Tex. L. Rev. 351 (1992).

Texas Discovery Privileges: A Fool’s Game?, 70 Tex. L. Rev. 781 (1992), Outstanding Law Review Article 1991-92

New Discovery Rules: The Supreme Court Advisory Committee’s Proposal, 15 Rev. of Litig. 275 (1996) 

+Professional Memberships

Sustaining Member, American Law Institute, 2002 to present

Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation, 1993 to present

Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 2011 to present

Member, Texas Supreme Court Rules Advisory Committee, 1993 to present 

Reporter to subcommittee that wrote proposal to discovery rules adopted 1999 

Member, Pattern Jury Charge Oversight Committee, State Bar of Texas – 2006-2019; Vice-Chair, 2009-2015

Reporter, Task Force on Court Administration, State Bar of Texas, 2007-08 

Member, Texas Supreme Court Task Force on Revision of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, 1990-1992

Master of the Bench, Austin Chapter American Inns of Court, 1991-1996

Executive Committee, Austin Chapter American Inns of Court, 1993-1996 

+Community Involvement

Annie’s List, Austin Luncheon Co-chair 2017 

Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas 

Board Member, Governance Committee Chair (2017-19) 

Austin Community Board Member 2012-present 

Planned Parenthood Texas Capital Region 

Board Chair, 2010-2012: Oversaw merger of Dallas, Austin and Waco affiliates 

Board of Directors, 2003-2012 

Board of Trustees, University of the South

Texas Book Festival, 1997-2002, Gala Chair, Executive Committee Member, Author Selection Committee Member 

PTA of Casis Elementary School, O. Henry Middle School and Austin High School