Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Statement Appointing Justice Marc Brown as Counsel to the Presiding Officer for Impeachment Trial


AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued the following statement today:

“Today, pursuant to the Rules of Impeachment passed by the Senate on June 21st, and after several months of searching, I have appointed Justice Marc Brown to assist me during the upcoming impeachment trial, which will begin on September 5th, 2023. I was looking for a candidate with real-life courtroom experience as a lawyer and a judge who would serve as counsel and work side-by-side with me through this process.

“Justice Brown meets these criteria with his years of front-line experience as a courtroom lawyer and trial court judge and also brings a well-rounded perspective from his experience as a former appellate justice. I am pleased to have found such a well-qualified candidate, and I am confident he will further the Senate’s pursuit of a fair and impartial trial.”

Justice Marc Brown of Harris County previously served as Place 4 Justice on the 14th Court of Appeals and Judge of the 180th District Court. He received his undergraduate degree in Government from the University of Texas at Austin and his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center.