Rex VanMiddlesworth focuses his practice on commercial litigation, administrative law, energy, and alternative dispute resolution. He has tried cases in state court, federal court, before arbitration panels, and before state and federal agencies. He has also handled appeals in the Fifth Circuit, the Texas Supreme Court, and various Texas Courts of Appeals. Rex has extensive experience representing public and private entities in breach of contract disputes, tortious interference cases, and other forms of commercial litigation and arbitration. He handles all types of contested proceedings before state agencies and the State Office of Administrative Hearings, including licensing and rate-setting disputes. He also has represented a number of clients in constitutional and voting rights litigation.
Rex has been recognized by numerous publications for his outstanding legal career, including The Best Lawyers in America®, Chambers USA, and Texas Super Lawyers®. He was named the 2016 Austin Energy Regulatory “Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America® and in 2005, the Austin Business Journal recognized Rex as the best public law and administrative litigator in Austin in its inaugural “Best of the Bar” Awards. He is a frequent author and lecturer at conferences and seminars on issues, including topics of evidence, ethics, constitutional litigation, and administrative litigation. Before beginning his law practice, Rex was awarded a Teaching Fellowship in Constitutional Law at Harvard University under Professor Archibald Cox.