Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Ben L. Mesches Sworn In as President of Texas Supreme Court Historical Society


Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Ben L. Mesches has been sworn in for a one-year term as president of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society.

As president, Ben will guide the society in its critical mission of collecting and preserving significant information and artifacts relating to the Texas Supreme Court and the Texas appellate courts. He was elected president-elect in April 2014.

The society endeavors to raise public awareness about the judicial branch of government and its role in the development of Texas. On behalf of the court, the society acts as conservator for the judicial portrait collection and other paintings and valued historic items belonging to the court.

Ben is a partner in the firm’s Appellate Practice Group and leads litigation teams in significant cases in trial and appellate courts. Board-certified in appellate law, Ben has experience in business, energy, intellectual property, and bankruptcy disputes and is regularly asked to write and speak on litigation and appellate practice topics

An honors graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, he served as a law clerk to Justice Harriet O’Neill on the Supreme Court of Texas before entering private practice more than a decade ago. Ben’s peers recognize his collaborative leadership style. Ben served as chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Council of Appellate Lawyers, the nation’s only appellate bench-bar organization, and currently serves on the board of trustees of the Texas Law Review Association. He is a member of the Texas Board of Legal Specialization’s Civil Appellate Exam Commission and previously chaired the Dallas Bar Association’s Appellate Section.

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