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“We need to make a concerted effort to bring minorities and women to law firms and to the boardroom. Every member of the community needs to be represented.” – BENNY AGOSTO ’95 14

South Texas College of Law Houston

or racially diverse. He knew this would limit the firm’s ability to legally represent the surrounding population. Change would be critical. “The prevalence of lawyers was white males,” Sorrels explained. “So, I said, ‘let’s bring on diversity.’ Benny [Agosto] was the first Hispanic lawyer that we hired.” Like Sorrels, Agosto was determined to play a strong part in changing the demographics of the legal community by serving as the president of the Hispanic National Bar Association and by founding

Profile for South Texas College of Law Houston

InRe Magazine - Fall 2018  

InRe Magazine - Fall 2018