October 26, 2023 | The Texas Lawbook | 1 minute read|Austin

Bracewell’s Kit Crumbley discussed with The Texas Lawbook his decision return to private practice from government work and his passion to giving back.

Crumbley knew he wanted to use the skills he acquired over 21 years in federal government and found a role with Bracewell’s intellectual property litigation team.

“The firm obviously has deep Texas roots, which was important to me, but also an IP presence nationally, which was very important to me,” Crumbley said.

One of Crumbley’s interests also lies in the green revolution and Bracewell is recognized for its work in the energy space.

“Any time that there’s a move in technology like that, there’s going to be intellectual property questions that come up,” Crumbley said. “And so being able to sort of leverage that into a practice was really intriguing to me and something that I’m hoping to help the firm’s existing client base with.”

Crumbley added that it is important to him to provide mentorship to up-and-coming lawyers. Also in his spare time, Crumbley chairs the Planning and Zoning Commission in Bee Cave, the Austin suburb where he lives. Crumbley said he’s always been civically oriented and interested in being involved with city government.

“It’s an interesting way to sort of flex a different muscle but also continue to give back,” Crumbley said.