Lisa Bowlin Hobbs is a board-certified Civil Appellate lawyer and Founding Member of the premier appellate boutique, Kuhn Hobbs PLLC.
Lisa became known across Texas when, at the age of 30, she was picked by the Texas Supreme Court as its first ever General Counsel. In this capacity, she provided legal advice to Texas’ highest civil court on a broad range of matters and held primary responsibility for the Chief Justice’s administrative duties. Prior to serving as General Counsel, she was the Court’s Rules Attorney.
Lisa is a member of the Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee and the Texas Access to Justice Commission, Rules and Legislative Committee. She also serves on the editorial board of The Advocate, a quarterly publication of the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas. She is a Trustee of the Texas Appellate Hall of Fame and an officer and long-time board member of the Austin Bar Association’s Civil Litigation Section. Lisa has taught Texas Civil Procedure at the University of Texas School of Law and Media Law at Houston Baptist University.
In 2015 and 2016, Lisa was honored on Texas Monthly’s “Top 50” List for Central and West Texas, a list of the highest-ranked “Super Lawyer” attorneys for all practice areas in the region. She has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Appellate Law by the same publication since 2013, an honor bestowed on less than 5% of all Texas attorneys. Previously, Lisa was named a “Legal Leader on the Rise”—one of the top 25 lawyers in Texas under the age of 40—by Texas Lawyer magazine.
Before founding Kuhn Hobbs PLLC, Lisa practiced in the appellate section at Vinson & Elkins LLP. She is an honors graduate of The University of Texas School of Law and graduated summa cum laude from Houston Baptist University. Lisa began her legal career as a law clerk for the late Texas Supreme Court Justice James A. Baker.
Lisa loves the law, yet strives to minimize the time she spends in the office. She would much prefer playing and cuddling with her two kids, training for her next triathlon, or listening to music (preferably live) with her wonderful husband, Jeff. The Hobbses are committed and passionate members of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, the live music capital of Northwest Austin.
Lisa’s Recent Publications
KH Founding Partner Lisa Bowlin Hobbs writes regularly on what issues the intermediate appellate courts and Texas Supreme Court review on mandamus (original proceedings) or on interlocutory appeal.
KH Founding Partner Lisa Bowlin Hobbs has presented multiple times on writing effective and ethical amicus briefs in the Texas Supreme Court.
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KH Founding Partner uses her experience as former General Counsel to advocate for policies and procedures that advance the strength and independence of the judiciary.