Scott A. Keller
Founding Partner, Lehotsky Keller LLP
The New York Times recognized that Scott A. Keller "is praised by opponents as a formidable advocate."
Mr. Keller has argued 11 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and 11 cases before the Texas Supreme Court. He is the only practicing lawyer to have argued at least 10 cases in both courts. Mr. Keller also has represented parties in high-stakes appeals, including many arguments in federal courts of appeals throughout the nation. He has earned individual accolades from the National Law Journal, Law360, The Best Lawyers in America, and other publications.
Before founding Lehotsky Keller LLP, Mr. Keller headed Baker Botts LLP’s Supreme Court Practice. He also has significant experience at the highest levels in all three branches of government. Mr. Keller served as the Solicitor General of Texas, the State's chief appellate litigator. He was U.S. Senator Ted Cruz's chief counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Mr. Keller was a law clerk for Justice Anthony Kennedy of the Supreme Court of the United States and Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He was also a Bristow Fellow in the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of the Solicitor General.
Mr. Keller frequently represents clients in cases where public communications strategy is crucial, and he has made numerous media appearances in major outlets such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, BBC, Fox News, NPR, and Politico. As a sought after speaker and writer, Mr. Keller's articles have appeared in the Stanford Law Review, Virginia Law Review, and Texas Law Review. He has also served as an adjunct professor of constitutional litigation, Supreme Court practice, and federal courts at the University of Texas School of Law.