Kent Rutter

Haynes and Boone LLP

Kent Rutter, an accomplished appellate advocate with more than 20 years of experience, co-chairs Haynes and Boone’s appellate practice group and serves as vice-chair of the Appellate Section of the State Bar of Texas.

As a civil appellate specialist who is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Kent additionally serves as an officer of the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists (TACTAS), an organization of board-certified attorneys.

Kent is a former chair of the Appellate Practice Section of the Houston Bar Association and was the course director of the 2014 Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course presented by the State Bar of Texas.

Kent often advises Haynes and Boone’s clients regarding the chances of reversal in a potential appeal. His analysis draws on his experience in the appellate courts and from co-authoring an award-winning empirical study of the factors that most frequently result in reversal in the Texas appellate courts. Kent is often asked to lecture on the topic of evaluating appeals, as well as other areas of appellate practice, and has given presentations to hundreds of trial lawyers, appellate lawyers, and in-house counsel.

Kent is also active in the community at large. As a long-time member of the Alexis de Tocqueville Society of the United Way of Greater Houston, Kent has mentored young professionals with an interest in bettering their communities and supported a wide array of organizations that serve families in need.


  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1996, cum laude;Contributing Editor, University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform
  • B.A., Duke University, 1993



  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas


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