Kiwanis Club of Houston
April 20th Luncheon
This luncheon will be at Brennan's !!
Speaker: Justice Ken Wise
Justice Ken Wise is in his 19th year of service as a Texas judge. He served as Judge of the 152nd District Court and the 334th District Court before joining the 14th Court of Appeals where he has served for the past 9 years.
Justice Wise earned his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University, where he competed as a member of the intercollegiate rodeo team. He earned his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center.
Justice Wise is very active in the service of the bar and the judiciary. He is a member of the Texas Judicial Council, which sets policy for the Texas judicial system. He is also a Commissioner on the State Commission on Judicial Conduct, which adjudicates ethics complaints against members of the judiciary. He served two terms on the Texas Access to Justice Commission. He has also served as a visiting judge in counties across the State of Texas. Justice Wise is an elected member of the prestigious American Law Institute, where he focuses on the laws of policing and the law of American Indians.
Justice Wise is an avid Texas historian. Justice Wise is the President of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society and the Second Vice President of the Texas State Historical Association. He is also a director of the Texas Historical Foundation. Justice Wise is a director of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and an advisory director of the Former Texas Ranger Foundation. Justice Wise is an Admiral in the Texas Navy and the Governor of Kentucky commissioned Justice Wise as a Kentucky Colonel.
Ken is a fifth-generation native Texan with roots dating back to Houston in 1836, and has one daughter, Sarah Jane Wise.