Kenneth Besserman has over 25 years of legal experience in state government and private practice. As General Counsel to the Texas Restaurant Association, Kenneth handles legal and regulatory matters affecting the association and restaurant industry including employment law, tax law, alcohol regulation, hospitality law, administrative law, and health and safety issues. In addition, Kenneth handles government relations and lobbying efforts for TRA at the state capitol.
Prior to becoming General Counsel for the Texas Restaurant Association, Kenneth served as Assistant General Counsel with the Comptroller of Public Accounts and General Counsel and Chief of Staff for Texas State Senator Rodney Ellis. During his legal career, Kenneth’s legal practice has focused on administrative law, legislative matters, state budget and fiscal issues, public finance, unclaimed property, and litigation. Kenneth began his legal career in Houston concentrating in insurance defense and commercial litigation.
Kenneth received a Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University in 1988; a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Houston Law Center in 1991; and an LLM from the London School of Economics in 1995.Kenneth Besserman Texas Restaurant Association General Counsel