Before Dallas lawyer Harriet E. Miers moved to Washington, D.C. to work for then-newly elected President George W. Bush in 2001, she was a co-managing partner of Locke Liddell & Sapp and before that, managing partner of Dallas firm Locke Purnell Rain Harrell. Now that Miers has resigned as White House counsel, the big question is whether Miers will return to practice law at Locke Liddell.

That’s not been determined, says Jerry Clements, the Austin-based managing partner of the 384-lawyer Locke Liddell.