Just when you think everyone is willing to submit to the system, a story comes out that defies that notion. Below is an article from The Dallas Morning News regarding Attorney Ty Clevenger. He assisted in the indictment of an attorney general as well as the removal of two federal judges in Texas.
Dave Lieber, The Dallas Morning News
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.