Kennon joined the firm in 2011, after working as the rules attorney for the Supreme Court of Texas, an associate at Baker Botts LLP, and a law clerk to former Chief Justice Wallace B. Jefferson of the Supreme Court of Texas. Her service as the rules attorney gives her a unique understanding of statewide and local rules of practice and procedure, as well as the disciplinary standards that govern lawyers who practice in Texas. She has published books and law-review articles on Texas discovery practices.
Kennon’s law practice focuses on general civil litigation and complex commercial litigation. She also handles appeals periodically and advises clients on rule-related matters, including ethical obligations. She has represented a broad range of clients, including governmental entities, businesses (foreign and domestic), lawyers, judges, and individuals. At the trial level, she represents plaintiffs and defendants. To appeals, she brings experience handling appeals, as well as experience gained as a law clerk, the rules attorney, and an intern to Justice Mack Kidd of the Third Court of Appeals.
Kennon is also dedicated to serving the community. She does pro bono work regularly. She has served as a member of the Texas Commission to Expand Civil Legal Services, a member of the Supreme Court of Texas Task Force for Rules in Expedited Actions, the President of the Austin Bar Association, the President of the Austin Young Lawyers Association, the Chair of the Austin Bar Foundation, the Chair of the State Bar’s Court Rules Committee, the Editor-in-Chief for Austin Lawyer, a board member for Texas Folklife and Austin Friends of Traditional Music, and a board member and secretary for the Texas Legal Services Center. She currently serves as Chair of the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors and as a member of the American Law Institute, the Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee, the Editorial Board for The Advocate, the Supreme Court of Texas Remote Proceedings Task Force, the State Bar’s Board of Directors, the Texas Access to Justice Commission, and the Austin Bar Association’s Equity Committee.