Kennon joined the firm in May 2011, after serving as the rules attorney for 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 provides rule-related advice and ethics advice to lawyers, law firms, and other entities, and she represents individuals and entities involved in complex commercial litigation, general civil litigation, and civil appeals. At the trial level, she represents both plaintiffs and defendants. To the appeals, she brings experience gained as the rules attorney, as a law clerk to former Chief Justice Wallace B. Jefferson of the Supreme Court of Texas, and as an intern to Justice Mack Kidd during his service as a justice of the Third Court of Appeals in Austin.
Kennon is dedicated to serving the community and increasing access to justice. She is a board member and secretary for the Texas Legal Services Center, she volunteers often, and she is a member of the State Bar of Texas Pro Bono College. She served as the President of the Austin Young Lawyers Association and now serves as the President of the Austin Bar Association. In addition, Kennon is a member of the American Law Institute, the Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee, the State Bar of Texas Court Rules Committee, and the Supreme Court of Texas Remote Proceedings Task Force. Previously, she served as a member of the Texas Commission to Expand Civil Legal Services (the “Justice Gap Commission”), the Supreme Court of Texas Task Force for Rules in Expedited Actions, and the Texas Judicial Council Civil Justice Committee’s Advisory Council.