Attorney General Ken Paxton today applauded Governor Greg Abbott’s appointment of current Texas Assistant Solicitor General Kristofer Monson to Chief Administrative Law Judge for the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH). The Chief Administrative Law Judge oversees SOAH, which is a forum for the conduct of adjudicative hearings in the executive branch of state government.

“Kris Monson has proven himself to be a brilliant legal mind through his record of excellent public service and professionalism,” Attorney General Paxton said. “I am confident that Kris will faithfully fulfill his duty to the rule of law in the great state of Texas, and I look forward to his confirmation by the Senate.”

Monson, who grew up in Driftwood, Texas, has been with the attorney general’s office for 15 years. His legal expertise is in Texas administrative practice and procedures. Monson received his undergraduate degree from Wabash College and a Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law. Monson is a member of the State Bar of Texas, 5th Circuit Bar, United States Supreme Court Bar, and the Western District of Texas Bar.