Ginny Agnew

Ginny Agnew came to Austin to attend the University Of Texas School Of Law and graduated and was licensed in 1981. After law school, Ginny worked as an Assistant City Attorney, and later worked as an Assistant Attorney General in the Environmental Protection Division of the Office of the Attorney General of Texas. Ginny ran the pro bono program for the law firm Jones Day Reavis & Pogue in their Austin office. Ginny has been the recipient of numerous awards for her pro bono and civil justice activities including the prestigious J. Chrys Dougherty Award.

In addition to practicing law, she is an adjunct reference librarian at Austin Community College, as well as a former law librarian at both The University of Texas and the University of Houston Bates Law Library. She is a proxy researcher at the Harry Ransom Center, and teaches courses in meditation, obituary writing and diverse other subjects at Seton Cove, which is affiliated with Seton Hospital. She is very active in politics and social justice activities. Ginny has had extensive civic involvement, including serving as Chair of the City of Austin’s Ethics Review Commission, member of the City Charter Revision Commission, numerous other boards and commissions and in many Democratic political organizations and clubs. Finally, Ginny likes to be thought of as a poet and the wife of Chuck Herring and step-mother of his talented children.


Honors BA with high honors from the University of Hawaii; member of Phi Beta Kappa M.S. in Library Science from Simmons College in Boston 1981 graduate of the University of Texas School of Law