Otway Denny received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Texas A&M and his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Baylor Law School. As a cadet, Denny was a member of Company B-1, the Ross Volunteers and served as Operations Officer on Corps Staff, Chair of the Fish Camp Committee and Social Secretary of the Senior Class. He was also active in the YMCA and served on the MSC Leadership Committee.
Admitted to practice in 1973, he has been a Partner at Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. in Houston, Texas, since 1981, litigating in both state and federal courts. Included in three Who’s Who categories; America, American Law, and International Product Liability Defense Lawyers, he has been selected for ‘The Best Lawyers in America’ and ‘Texas Super Lawyers’ classifications.
Denny is past President of both the Houston Bar Association and the Houston Young Lawyers Association. He also served as past Chairs for the Board of Directors of the State Bar of Texas, the Board of the Houston Bar Foundation and the Board of Trustees of the Texas Bar Foundation. He is a Fellow in both the American College and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and is an advocate of the American Board of Trial Advocates and a Sustaining Life Fellow of the Houston and Texas Bar Foundations.
Denny served as the 2012 Chair of the Board of Directors of The Association of Former Students and served as class agent for the Class of ’71 for 20 years. He has been a member of the Corps of Cadets Development Council, the College of Liberal Arts Development Council and the 12th Man Foundation’s Advisory Board. He was named ‘Lawyer of the Year’ by the Texas Aggie Bar Association in 2001.