Last week I was proud to publicly announce my transition advisory team. I’m excited as we work through this transition and prepare for the years ahead. We are building a highly qualified and dedicated team that will be ready to defend Texas and ensure we are protected from an overreaching federal government. The full list is at the bottom of this email.

Chip Roy will head the agency as First Assistant Attorney General upon my swearing-in. Chip is a longtime friend, and someone whose counsel I trust. He has served Texas as a federal prosecutor, in the Governor’s office, and most recently in the U.S. Senate, building and guiding Senator Ted Cruz’ team in the Capitol. I am pleased that he will bring his strong legal mind, devotion to liberty, and servant’s heart to the Office of Attorney General as First Assistant.

In addition, our team launched a transition website for those interested in applying for positions in the Attorney General’s office for this coming year.

Be sure to visit to watch for additional news or to learn about positions in our office!

For Texas.


Transition Advisory Team Members:

Roger Alford – Law Professor and Associate Dean, Notre Dame University

Ernest Angelo, Jr. – Former Chairman, Texas Public Safety Commission; Businessman, Former Mayor, Midland, Texas

Jordan Berry – Campaign Strategist, Berry Communications, Austin, Texas

Kevin Brannon – Chief Campaign Strategist, Allen, Texas

Mano DeAyala – Partner, Buck Keenan, LLC, Houston, Texas

Susanna Dokupil – Senior Fellow at TPPF; Former Assistant Solicitor General of Texas, Houston, Texas

Anthony Holm – Counsel and Senior Communications Advisor, Austin, Texas

Dee Kelly – Founding Partner, Kelly, Hart and Hallman, Fort Worth, Texas

Leonard Leo – Executive Vice President, Federalist Society, Virginia

Matt Orwig – Partner, Jones Day; Former United States Attorney, Dallas, Texas

Paul Pressler – Retired Judge, 14th Texas Court of Appeals; Former State Representative, Houston, Texas

Steve Roddy – Chief of Staff to Senator Ken Paxton, New Braunfels, Texas

John Ratcliffe – U.S. Congressman-Elect; Partner, Ashcroft Firm; Former United States Attorney, Rockwall, Texas

Oliver “Buck” Revell – Revell Group International, Inc.; Former Associate Deputy Director of the FBI; Former Chairman, Greater Dallas Crime Commission, Rowlett, Texas

Chip Roy – Named 1st Assistant Attorney General, Austin, Texas

Kelly Shackelford – President and CEO, Liberty Institute, Plano, Texas

Julie Springer – Partner, Weibart, Springer, Hayes, Austin, Texas

Kent Sullivan – Partner, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP; Former 1st Assistant Attorney General, Austin, Texas

Andy Taylor – Partner, Andy Taylor & Associates, P.C.; Former 1st Assistant Attorney General, Houston, Texas

David Whitehurst – Partner, Whitehurst Cawley, LLP, Addison, Texas