Jack R. Crier is just the second Executive Director in the long history of the Texas State Troopers Association. He succeeded Claude Hart who retired after serving as Executive Director since the founding of TSTA in 1984.
Mr. Crier had served as TSTA’s attorney in the 1990’s and again since January of 2016 until accepting the position of Executive Director.
Mr. Crier was born in Roswell, New Mexico and raised in Austin, Texas. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from University of Texas at Austin in 1978 and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Texas Tech University School of Law in 1981. He has been licensed by the State Bar of Texas since 1981; by the U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas since 1988; and by the U.S. District Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit since 1991.
Mr. Crier has practiced law for his entire career in Austin, the Texas Hill Country, and the surrounding area. He worked for Ronald F. Yates & Associates in Marble Falls, Texas, from 1981 to 1989; the Law Offices of Lucius D. Bunton in Austin, Texas, from 1989 to 2012; and was a solo practitioner sharing offices with Mr. Bunton from 2012 to 2017. He became the Executive Director of TSTA on January 1, 2018.
The areas of Mr. Crier’s legal practice were general civil litigation and practice, family law, immigration law, real estate, wills and probate, amateur competition, business, non-profit corporate law, administrative law, and employment law. Mr. Crier has four reported cases, including Texas Department of Public Safety v. Martin, 882 S.W. 476 (Tex.App. Beaumont, 1994).