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Commissioner Mary K. "Katie" Kennedy
Vice Chair


Katie Kennedy Mary K. “Katie” Kennedy
Vice Chair
Term Ends: 11/19/2019
Appointed by: Governor

Hon. Mary Katherine “Katie” Kennedy of Houston owns and operates the Upper Kirby Mediation Center in Houston. Kennedy has mediated or arbitrated thousands of disputes involving all areas of civil law and has served for over fifteen years as an Assigned Judge in the courts of the State of Texas. After law school, she joined the law firm of Bracewell LLP and practiced commercial litigation until she was elected to the 164th Judicial District Court in Harris County and then reelected for a subsequent term. Kennedy served as a Commissioner of the Texas Access to Justice Commission from 2007-2013. She received her Bachelor’s Degree Summa Cum Laude from Rhodes College and her law degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law.