Meet the Craziest But Bravest Texas Lawyer Who Took on Ken Paxton, Federal Judges

The joke I make when Ty Clevenger and I arrive at a Plano coffee shop to talk is that he should sit with his back to the wall. It's a Mafia thing. When someone enters looking for you, it's not such a big surprise.Ty Clevenger is a marked man, not in organized crime circles, but in the legal world of judges and lawyers."That's funny," he says about my joke. "An hour ago, I told my mom and dad at lunch that I'm going to sit with my back to the wall so I can see who's coming in the door."Meet Ty. He's a 47-year-old lawyer, East Texan raised on a small farm, an Aggie. He practiced law in Collin County for a time. Now he handles mostly civil rights cases in Texas. He lives out of state.Lawyers play it safe. They want long careers. Not necessarily so with Ty. He's a fearless, saber-toothed legal hit man for what he believes is right. His weapon of choice is a complaint letter or a legal brief.Among those in his cross hairs: lawyers, federal judges, presidential candidates, the Texas attorney general, and in some Texas towns even lowly city council members.  Continue reading...

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