The Higher Education of the ABA’s New Litigation Chief

Kim J. Askew, partner with the law firm Hughes & Luce of Austin, Texas, was sworn in as chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation at the organization’s annual convention in Hawaii earlier this month. Askew is the first African American to serve as chair of the litigation section, the largest division of the ABA.

Askew is a summa cum laude graduate of Knoxville College, the historically black educational institution in Tennessee. She went on to earn her law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center.