Drew Pennebaker

Drew Pennebaker


Named a Texas Rising Star by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers


  • The University of Texas School of Law
    • J.D., with Honors, Order of the Coif
    • Chief Articles Editor, Texas Law Review
    • Dean’s Achievement Awards
    • Teaching Quizmaster, Law School Writing Center
    • Legal Research Board
  • The University of Texas at Austin
    •  B.A., Linguistics, 2006

Judicial Clerkship

  • Law Clerk, Hon. David M. Ebel, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Honors & Awards

  • Texas Rising Star, Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers, 2017

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Houston Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters, Mentor


Drew Pennebaker represents corporate and individual clients in high stakes business disputes across a number of industries, including energy, construction, technology, and finance. He regularly handles all aspects of his cases in state and federal court as well as in arbitration.

Recognized as a Rising Star by Texas Super Lawyers, Drew is dedicated to understanding what drives each client’s business, from immediate needs to long-term goals, so that he can help to define litigation success as he works to achieve it. At the same time, Drew focuses on winning at trial from minute one, working to identify and then refine the themes that he will use to distill the case’s complexities into clear, resonant messaging for the ultimate factfinder. His approach has led to numerous favorable outcomes for his clients, from negotiated settlements to first-chair jury trial success in federal court.

Drew graduated with honors and Order of the Coif from the University of Texas School of Law, where he served as Chief Articles Editor of the Texas Law Review. While in law school, Drew was awarded an academic-year internship in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas in Austin, where he assisted federal prosecutors with their trials and appeals.

Before joining Reynolds Frizzell, Drew clerked for Judge David M. Ebel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Drew is also a former professional musician whose wife and children still graciously tolerate the occasional “performance” in their home. He mentors in the community through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.