On August 23, 2019, the Supreme Court of Texas appointed Joe Cleveland to the Texas Board of Disciplinary Appeals for a three-year term. The Board is a tribunal appointed by the Texas Supreme Court to hear attorney disciplinary appeals and to conduct the trial of certain disciplinary proceedings involving lawyers who have been determined to be in violation of the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct. Appeals from Board decisions are heard by the Texas Supreme Court.
Joe Cleveland has practiced in the area of commercial and intellectual property litigation for over 20 years. He has extensive trial and appellate experience representing entrepreneurs, inventors, and private and publicly-traded companies. His practice includes a broad range of complex commercial litigation involving patent, copyright, trademark, trade secrets, antitrust, contracts, employment, oil and gas, securities, and other commercial matters.