UHLC Prof Tracy Hester elected to environmental ‘college’ and named ‘Best Lawyer’ by peers 

Tracy Hester

Aug. 20, 2015 – University of Houston Law Center Professor Tracy Hester has been elected as a fellow in the American College of Environmental Lawyers for his “distinguished experience and high standards in the practice of environmental law.”

“It’s a great honor and privilege to join this group,” Hester said.  “The college includes the leading practitioners and scholars of environmental law, including many of the trailblazers and mentors who have inspired us in our careers.”

Members of the professional association are chosen by their peers in recognition of their accomplishments in the field over a minimum 15-year period.

Hester also is cited in the 22nd edition of “Best Lawyers in America” for his expertise in the area of environmental law. The listing, released this week, is the 10th time he has been selected for recognition by his peers in the field.

Hester came to the Law Center as a visiting assistant professor in 2010 and served as director of the Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Center until May 2013. He is currently a lecturer, teaching environmental law and emerging technology courses.

Hester previously worked as a partner in Bracewell & Giuliani LLP for 16 years and led the Houston office's environmental group. He was elected as a member of the American Law Institute in 2004, and he was named the Top Environmental Lawyer in Houston in 2011 by Best Lawyers of America. He was also elected to the Council of the American Bar Association’s Section on Environment, Energy and Resources in 2011.

Hester will be inducted into the ACOEL in October at its annual meeting in New York.

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