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By Brooks Igo
Hatchell was previously at Locke Lord, where he chaired the firm’s appellate practice for 13 years. He considers HayBoo’s appellate group the “gold standard” and says the opportunity to be a part of that is an “honor and new challenge.
“I felt that my charge, which was to organize and build a ‘go-to’ appellate practice group [at Locke Lord], was complete and I could step down with pride in what the group had accomplished,” said Hatchell, who has been lead counsel in more than 400 appeals.
“It seemed that my skills were a good fit with Haynes and Boone, both philosophically and substantively.”
One observation that impressed Hatchell about HayBoo is how the firm has promoted its appellate team as one of the firm’s core practices even as the firm has evolved from a Texas firm to a national firm to an international firm. The full appellate roster totals 19 attorneys, one of the largest in the country.
Hatchell will serve as counsel in the firm’s Austin office. He is a past recipient of the Greg Coleman Outstanding Appellate Lawyer Award from the Texas Bar Foundation and is a panelist on the State Bar of Texas’ “Texas Supreme Court Update,” a quarterly review of decisions by the state’s high court.
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