Kevin Dubose is an appellate lawyer in Houston, and a founding partner of Alexander Dubose Jefferson & Townsend LLP. He is a former Chair of the State Bar of Texas Appellate Section, and of the Appellate Section of the Houston Bar Association. He also is a former Director of Legal Research and Writing and Director of Appellate Advocacy at the University of Houston Law Center. He has been listed by Texas Super Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in in Texas.
Kevin has always been committed to the importance of ethics and professionalism in the practice of law. He first wrote about this subject in the early 1990s, and since then has written and spoken about the subject numerous times in diverse venues. He is someone who other lawyers frequently contact for his opinion about the right thing to do.
When Chair of the State Bar Appellate Section, Kevin appointed, and served on, a committee to study and draft a set of standards of professionalism designed for the practice of appellate law. Those efforts culminated in the Standards for Appellate Conduct. When adopted and promulgated by the Texas Supreme Court and Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in 1999, this became the first set of ethical standards tailored to appellate practice adopted by any jurisdiction in the United States.
In 2012, Kevin became the third practicing lawyer to be awarded the Chief Justice Jack Pope Professionalism Award by the Texas Center for Legal Ethics. In 2015, he was invited to join the Board of Directors of the Center, and in 2017 became Secretary of that board.
Kevin also serves on the board of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, and on the board of Good Steward Global Initiative, which has taken him on several trips to Uganda to establish libraries. He also served lengthy terms on the boards of the Houston Urban Debate League and Main Street Theater.