Gary Bledsoe of Austin is an attorney in private practice and a former assistant attorney general for the State of Texas. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and Travis County Bar Association. He is also president of the Texas State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Branches, and a member of the NAACP National Board of Directors. Bledsoe has received several lawyers of the year awards from the Texas Attorney General and the Travis County Bar Association, the Austin and national NAACP, and the Austin Area Urban League, among others. He has also received the Kelly Alexander State President of the Year Award, the Juanita Jackson Mitchell Award for Legal Advocacy and the Benjamin Hooks Keeper of the Flame Award and is on the Houston Hall of Fame at Riverside General Hospital. All have recognized him for his legal acumen and civil rights efforts. He earned a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the University Of Texas School Of Law, where he is the permanent class president of the Class of 1976.
Texas State Bar # 02476500
Thurgood Marshall School of Law
University of TexasJ.D. | 1976
Chair of the National Criminal Justice Committee
National Board of Directors2003