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Texas governor appoints Kent Sullivan as commissioner of insurance

Sullivan previously served as a court of appeals justice, first assistant attorney general of Texas, and a state district court judge. (Image: iStock)
Sullivan previously served as a court of appeals justice, first assistant attorney general of Texas, and a state district court judge. (Image: iStock)

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Kent Sullivan, a partner at Jackson Walker, as insurance commissioner for a term set to expire February 1, 2019.

“Kent brought a new dimension to Jackson Walker’s litigation and appellate groups,” said Wade Cooper, Jackson Walker’s managing partner. “We wish him all the best in his new position and know that his deep experience will bring him much continued success in this substantial role.”

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“I have thoroughly enjoyed the years spent practicing at Jackson Walker,” said Commissioner Sullivan. “It’s been exciting to be a part of such a fast growing and well-respected firm. I look forward to beginning the next chapter and serving the people of Texas.” 

Former court of appeals justice


Sullivan previously served as a court of appeals justice, first assistant attorney general of Texas, and a state district court judge. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Houston Bar Association, and the Austin Bar Association and is a life fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.

Additionally, Sullivan is a member of the Federal Judicial Evaluation Committee and Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee and he previously served on the Texas Pattern Jury Charge Committee, the State Bar of Texas board of directors, and the Texas Center for the Judiciary Board of Directors.

Sullivan received a B.A. and a J.D. from the University of Virginia.

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Steven A. Meyerowitz, Esq., is the director of FC&S Legal, the editor-in-chief of the Insurance Coverage Law Report, and the founder and president of Meyerowitz Communications Inc. Email him at smeyerowitz@meyerowitzcommunications.com.

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