Dallas – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is proud to announce Debora B. Alsup was elected to the Texas Court Appointed Special Advocate® Inc. (“Texas CASA”) Board of Directors. She will serve a three-year term beginning January 1, 2016.
Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Alsup is a Trial Partner in the Firm’s Austin office. She provides comprehensive state and federal appellate representation and has participated in more than 100 appellate cases and represented clients at the U.S. Supreme Court, the Fifth Circuit, the Federal Circuit, the Texas Supreme Court, all fourteen Texas Courts of Appeal, and numerous state and federal district courts. Alsup has significant trial court representation experience, including developing and arguing strategic legal motions, structuring jury charges, and preparing post-judgment motions. She also consults with clients and trial counsel in analyzing potential appellate complaints and in preserving the trial record for mandamus and/or appeal.
She has been recognized by numerous legal directories for her appellate work, including The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (2008-2016) and Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (2006-2015) and by Texas Super Lawyers as Top 50 Female Attorneys in Texas (2015) and Top 50 Central/West Texas Lawyers (2014-2015). In addition to her involvement with Texas CASA, Alsup is a board member and legal counsel for Helping Hand Home for Children, a residential treatment center for severely abused children.
Texas CASA advocates for abused and neglected children in the court system through the development, growth, and support of local CASA programs in Texas. Texas CASA also advocates in the Texas and U.S. Capitols for foster children and improvements to the child protection system. The CASA movement has evolved into one of the largest volunteer organizations in the country. In Texas, there are 72 local CASA programs with nearly 8,500 volunteers serving nearly 26,000 foster children in 211 counties. To learn more, visit http://texascasa.org/.