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Joe Wylie Burkett

Joe Wylie Burkett, American lawyer, corporate executive. Bar: Texas 1971, District of Columbia 1977. Grant, Ford Foundation, 1970.


  • Burkett, Joe Wylie was born on August 24, 1945 in Dallas, Texas, United States. Son of Joe Wylie and Marguerite (Barnes) Burkett.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Vanderbilt University, 1967. Juris Doctor, University Texas, 1971. Postgraduate, Southern Methodist University, 1990—1991.

      Master of Public Administration, Harvard University, 1992. Postgraduate, Harvard University, 1992—1993.


    • Legislation aide Texas House of Representatives, 1971. Briefing attorney Texas Court Criminal Appeals, 1971—1972. Law clerk United States District Court (northern district) Texas, 1972—1974.

      Trial attorney tax division United States Department Justice, 1974—1977. With Goins & Underkofler, Dallas, 1977—1980. President, chief executive officer JJS Inc.

      & Cord Enterprises, Texarkana, Arkansas, Dallas, since 1980. Secretary Wason Ranch Corporation, 1988, president, since 1989.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Texas 1971, District of Columbia 1977.


    Member board trustees Creede Repertory Theatre. Member of American Bar Association, National Malt Beverage Wholesalers Association (board directors 1982-1990, member management committee 1986-1991, secretary 1987, vice chairman 1988, acting president 1989, chairman board directors 1989), Arkansas Malt Beverage Association 1986-1987, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Association Trial Lawyers American, Texas Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association.


    • father: Joe Wylie Burkett
    • mother: Marguerite (Barnes) Burkett
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    Born August 24, 1945
    (age 72)