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Harriet Miers

January 1, 2019

Dallas, TX

Nominated by Leslie Ann Crozier, DW’06. Ms. Miers is an American lawyer and former White House Counsel with the Bush Administration. She received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a Juris Doctor degree in 1970 from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. In 1979 she made partner with Locke, Liddell & Sapp, being the first female lawyer hired by the firm. As a commercial litigator, she has represented clients including Microsoft and Walt Disney Company. She was the first female woman to head the State Bar of Texas, has served as chair of the Board of Editors for the American Bar Association Journal and as chair of ABA’s Commission on Multi-Jurisdictional Practice. Ms. Miers served two years as an at-large member of the Dallas City Council. In 1995 George W. Bush appointed Ms. Miers to chair the Texas Lottery Commission. In 2007, the restructured law firm, Locke Lord Bissel & Liddell announced her new role as a registered agent with the US Department of Justice for Pakistan People’s Party and the Embassy of Pakistan. She has numerous awards from the Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism, National Law Journal, Today’s Dallas Woman, Women’s Enterprise Magazine, Dallas Women’s Lawyer’s Association, Anti-Defamation League, Legal Services of North Texas, Women in the Law Section, State Bar of Texas, American Jewish Committee, and the Dallas Bar Association. Ms. Miers is close friends with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of Agriculture, Ann Veneman, Texas Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht and renowned Dallas attorney, Louise Raggio.