Staff

Christine E. McKeeman, Executive Director and General Counsel

Christine McKeeman joined the Board of Disciplinary Appeals in October 1992 shortly after it became fully operational. Prior to that time, she was in private practice for nine years in Austin, Texas, concentrating primarily in residential and commercial real estate with board certifications by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in those two areas. She graduated from the University of Texas summa cum laude in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi. After receiving her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 1982, she served as a Briefing Attorney to Chief Justice Joe R. Greenhill of the Supreme Court of Texas. She is currently a director of the National Council of Lawyer Disciplinary Boards, Inc., a member of the American Bar Association, the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility, and the State Bar of Texas Appellate Practice Section. She was appointed by the Supreme Court of Texas in 2003 to the Supreme Court Task Force on the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct and served from 2001 until 2005 on the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct Committee of the State Bar of Texas. Ms. McKeeman speaks at continuing legal education seminars on the subject of legal ethics and professionalism. She has been named in Who's Who of American Women and Who's Who in American Law.

Gayle Riley Vickers, Deputy Director/Counsel

Gayle Vickers joined the Board of Disciplinary Appeals staff in 1995. Her prior legal experience includes serving as an Assistant General Counsel for a trade associaton and private practice in Round Rock, Texas. She graduated from the University of Texas in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech and received her Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University in 1989. She is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. Mrs. Vickers speaks at continuing legal education seminars on the subject of legal ethics and professionalism.

Jackie Truitt, Executive Assistant

Jackie Truitt joined the BODA staff in 2000 and assists with all aspects of office management, including docket control, meeting arrangements and telephone inquiries. She also has primary responsibility for classification appeals from intake through disposition.