Karen Precella Named ABA Outstanding Subcommittee Chair


Karen Precella, a partner with Haynes and Boone, LLP in the appellate practice group, was named an Outstanding Subcommittee Chair by the American Bar Association (ABA). Ms. Precella serves as chair of the Appellate Rules and Statutes Subcommittee of the ABA Litigation Section’s Appellate Practice Committee.

Ms. Precella was voted an Outstanding Subcommittee Chair by her peers and colleagues. The Appellate Rules and Statutes Subcommittee reviews amendments or changes to new and existing federal and state appellate rules and statutes and offers analysis for committee members and the legal community. In her role as chair, Ms. Precella monitors subcommittee comments and efforts affecting proposed rules, provides updates to committee members, and arranges for study of areas that may warrant rule changes.

Ms. Precella has been a co-chair of the Appellate Rules and Statutes Subcommittee since 2005. In addition, she has been actively involved in the Appellate Practice Committee, including at the ABA Annual Meeting and Litigation Section Annual Conference.

In her appellate practice at Haynes and Boone, Ms. Precella co-chairs the firm’s appellate practice group. She has won numerous favorable rulings on legal issues from summary judgment to judgment, notwithstanding the verdict to appeal. During her 17 years of practice, she has also developed a local and state-wide reputation for her appellate experience and service to the bar. She attained board certification after only five years of practice and has been recognized by her peers as one of the top appellate lawyers in Fort Worth and Texas.

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Washington, D.C., Mexico City and Moscow, providing a full spectrum of legal services. With almost 550 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by The National Law Journal. The firm has been recognized as one of the "Best Corporate Law Firms in America" (Corporate Board Member Magazine, 2001-2009), as one of "The Best 20 Law Firms to Work For" (Vault.com, 2008), and as a Top 100 law firm for both diversity (MultiCultural Law Magazine, 2009) and women (Women 3.0, 2008).

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