Chuck Herring is an Austin attorney and a partner in Herring & Panzer, L.L.P. For more than 35 years, his practice has emphasized the “law of lawyering”—cases and issues involving legal malpractice, legal ethics, attorney discipline, and licensure of attorneys. He has represented clients with claims and grievances against lawyers, and he has defended lawyers in litigation and administrative settings. Additionally, he has advised and taught many lawyers and law firms across the state to anticipate, avoid, and, when necessary, resolve ethical, disciplinary, and liability issues.
Since 1990, Chuck has authored and updated twenty-one editions of his treatise, Texas Legal Malpractice & Lawyer Discipline. He currently co-authors the treatise with Jason Panzer and Leah Turner. For several years, he has taught courses for the Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism. He also is co-author with Lauren Ross of the West Practice volume Handbook on Texas Discovery Practice, which they update annually. He is co-author with Jason Panzer of the Texas Guide to Lawyer Disqualification. The Texas Supreme Court has repeatedly appointed Chuck to advise the Court on important issues. He served two terms on the Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee. The Texas Supreme Court also appointed him to serve as Chair of the Statewide Task Force on Sanctions.
In 2010, the Court appointed him to serve on its Grievance Oversight Committee, which reviews the operations of the Texas disciplinary system, including grievance panels, the Client-Attorney Assistance Program, the Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel, the Commission for Lawyer Discipline, and the Board of Disciplinary Appeals.
Chuck is ranked “AV” by Martindale Hubbell.