Brian Newby

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Brian C. Newby is the former Chief of Staff to Texas Governor Rick Perry. In 2008, he co-chaired the State of Texas’ hurricane recovery efforts following Hurricane Ike. Prior to being named Chief of Staff, he served as the Governor’s General Counsel, the primary legal advisor to the Governor and the divisions within the Office of the Governor.

Before joining the Governor’s office, Mr. Newby was a Cantey Hanger partner in the Fort Worth and Austin offices, and was formerly with Roan & Autry, P.C. of Austin, Texas. He also served as outside General Counsel to the Houston General Insurance Company. He rejoined the firm in January 2009. He has extensive experience in legislation, governmental affairs, construction litigation and commercial contract disputes, personal injury, insurance litigation, workers’ compensation, product liability, banking, employment, education, public finance and class actions. He also holds an Of Counsel position at Cantey Hanger, LLP of Fort Worth. He has spent 25 years in the active and reserve components of the United States Air Force. He currently holds the rank of Brigadier General. Additionally, Mr. Newby served on the Texas Tech University Board of Regents as its vice chairman from 1999-2005.  He is a graduate of Texas Tech University and the University of Texas Law School.

REPRESENTATIVE PAST & PRESENT BOARD SERVICE
• Board of Regents, Texas Tech University System, 1999 – 2005 (Vice Chairman)
• Director, Tarrant Regional Water District, 1994-2004
• Fort Worth-Tarrant County Black Bar Association (Past President)
• Tarrant County Bar Foundation (Charter Treasurer and Life member)
• State Bar of Texas (Litigation Section), (State Bar Mentor Committee), (Law Office Management Committee)

AREAS OF PRACTICE
Public Finance
Construction Litigation
Commercial Contract Disputes
Banking

EDUCATION
Texas Tech University, B.A. 1983
University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1986

MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS
State Bar of Texas
Texas Bar Foundation
Tarrant County Bar Association
U.S. Federal Districts Courts,
Northern, Southern, and
Western Districts of Texas
Texas Association of Defense Counsel
Texas General Counsel Forum
Fort Worth Metropolitan Black
Chamber of Commerce

CONTACT
600 W.6th Street, Suite 300
Fort Worth, TX  76102
Direct: 817.878.2900