Clinton Porter Hackney
Clint Hackney is a lobbyist and government affairs lawyer in Washington, D.C. and Austin, Texas. He is consistently listed as one of the top 10 lobbyists in Texas by Capitol Inside and has been designated by his peers as one of America’s Best Lawyers in Government Relations. Clint is also a charter member of the Professional Advocacy Association of Texas and a member of the American League of Lobbyists.
He was born in Lufkin, Texas where he graduated from high school in 1970. He received a B.A. in Political Science from Texas A & M University in 1974 where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets and Ross Volunteers among other activities.
After undergraduate school, Clint served as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army where he was a paratrooper. He studied Comparative Laws at Oxford University in Oxford, England in 1976 and received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center in 1977.
Mr. Hackney began practicing law in Houston primarily in commercial litigation. He was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1980 at the age of 28. He served there for 8 years representing a District in Northwest Houston. Hackney was Chairman of the House Elections Committee and Chairman of the House Energy Committee.
Among his handiwork in the legislature he helped rewrite the Election code in 1985 and later he led the way for construction and management of prisons by private enterprise and played a major role in creation of the Texas Department of Commerce in 1987. In 1990 Mr. Hackney opened offices in Austin and Washington, D.C. to use his expertise in government and public policy. Along the way, Mr. Hackney has been a political commentator on the Texas State Radio Network, owned and operated a commuter bus company, served on various Boards and Commissions, been active with the Southwest Energy Council and numerous civic and church groups. In addition to his duties to his clients and time with his four adult children, he also manages to play golf and see a lot of baseball.