Tuesday, 31 October 2006 17:00

Texas: new deputy first assistant DA appointed

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has named Jeff Rose as Deputy First As-sistant Attorney General. Rose has served as Chief of the Civil General Litigation Division at the Office of the Attorney General since 2003, handling some of the state's highest profile civil litigation matters, ranging from school finance to health care administration. 

"Jeff Rose has been a trusted legal advisor, not just for me and my office, but to outside clients, commissions, agencies and boards across the state," said Attorney General Abbott. "Jeff has the civil litigation background and strong leadership that will serve the people of Texas well as he oversees the complex legal and administrative issues of this office."

Rose brings a distinguished legal record to his new role, having handled significant trial and appellate matters on behalf of the state, including guiding state officials through the recent school finance conflict. Prior to joining the Attorney General's Office, Rose was a partner in the Austin office of Strasburger & Price, a Dallas- based law firm handling a broad range of civil litigation.

Rose was named by Texas Monthly Magazine as a "Texas Super Lawyer" in the field of commercial litigation in 2004 and again in 2005. He graduated from Baylor University with degrees in Finance and Business Management and was on the Dean's list at Vanderbilt Law School.

Rose is a strong advocate for community service and has served on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Central Texas. He is an alumni of the Leadership Austin program, which promotes energetic and experienced leadership, and he was a founding board member of The Rise School, a preschool for children with Down Syndrome and related developmental difficulties.


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