Gretchen Sween joined the Office after a dozen years in private
practice and several years teaching legal writing and appellate
advocacy at her alma mater, The University of Texas School of
Law. As a faculty member, she was affiliated with the Capital
Punishment Center and Clinic, which she represented in presenting
an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in Trevino v. Thaler.
The brief offered the perspective of those charged with teaching
law students about the procedural complexities of post-conviction
capital litigation in Texas. While still in private practice,
she also represented numerous other amici in capital cases in both
federal and state court litigation. Just before leaving
private practice, she represented a Texas death-row inmate fighting
for a right to obtain conflict-free appointed counsel during the
final month before his execution.
Phone: (512) 463-8522