The Texas Attorney General’s Office has won a national award for legal excellence.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced that the National Association of Attorneys General has once again honored a team of lawyers from the Texas Solicitor General’s Office with a “NAAG Best Brief Award” for a legal brief filed with the Supreme Court of the United States.

Texas Solicitor General Jonathan Mitchell, Deputy Solicitors General Adam Aston and Andrew Oldham, and Assistant Solicitors General James Sullivan and Arthur D’Andrea received the award for writing a brief defending Texas’s procedural framework for death penalty appeals.

This is the 10th consecutive year that the Texas Solicitor General’s Office has received a NAAG Best Brief Award.

“Our Solicitor General’s Office continues to provide the high court with the finest work the legal profession has to offer – and today’s award is another testament to the quality of their work on behalf of the people of Texas,” said Abbott.