Company: G. Allan Van Fleet, P.C.
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
G. Allan Van Fleet, Esq., Lawyer at G. Allan Van Fleet, P.C., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the fields of law and higher education.
With more than 40 years of professional experience, Mr. Van Fleet is a respected legal educator who has been serving with G. Allan Van Fleet, P.C., since 2017, having formerly been a teacher at the Makhanga Hope Academy in Kenya in 2015. Prior to these illustrious roles, he was an adjunct professor in management at the Jones Graduate School of Business with Rice University from 2013 to 2014, a partner at McDermott Will & Emery LLP from 2012 to 2017, and a shareholder with Greenberg Traurig, LLP, from 2006 to 2012. Likewise, he was formerly an associate and partner at Vinson & Elkins, LLP, between 1977 and 2006. He commenced his career as a law clerk in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York City in 1977.
To prepare for his illustrious career, Mr. Van Fleet pursued a formal education at Rice University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, in 1976. He subsequently attended Columbia University, graduating with a Doctor of Jurisprudence as valedictorian of his class in 1977. He has since been admitted before the Supreme Court of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
A fellow of the American Bar Foundation and Texas Bar Foundation, Mr. Van Fleet has engaged in a number of civic opportunities throughout his career, currently serving as president of the Houston region and on the board of governors of the American Jewish Committee since 2018. In addition, he has been on the board of directors of the Texas Appleseed Center since 1998 and the board of visitors of Columbia University since 1992. In the past, he lent his time and expertise as a commissioner of the Permanent Judicial Commission on Children, Youth and Families with the Supreme Court of Texas from 2009 to 2014 and the Texas Access to Justice Commission from 2005 to 2009, having formerly acted on the board of directors of the National Appleseed Foundation from 2002 to 2008. Likewise, he was chairman of the Ethics Committee of Houston, TX, from 1995 to 1998.
Throughout his vocation, Mr. Van Fleet has maintained affiliation with several organizations in an effort to remain aware of developments within the industry, including the American Bar Association, where he served in several capacities, including as chair of the section on antitrust law, on the nominating committee, on the house of delegates, as a section officer, as a committee chairman, and on the council. In addition, he was the director of the State Bar of Texas from 2005 to 2008, president of the United States-Mexican Bar Association from 1998 to 2000, and section chair of the Houston Bar Association from 1991 to 1993. He also maintained association with the Galveston County Bar Association and Phi Beta Kappa.
The author and co-author of numerous articles in professional journals, Mr. Van Fleet has accrued several accolades throughout his career, including the Lola Wright Foundation Award and a James Kent Scholarship by Columbia University. In addition, he was presented with the Ordroneaux Prize by Columbia University in 1977 and the W. Frank Newton Award for Outstanding Contributions in Provision of Access to Legal Services to the Poor by the State Bar of Texas in 2002. Mr. Van Fleet was previously selected for inclusion in several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America.
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