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n April 22–24, we will hold our 23rd annual Bench Bar Conference. Several changes will make this the best Bench Bar ever. First, we heard your complaints that Montgomery County was by David E. Keltner too far away. As a result, the conference will be in Rockwall, Texas, at the Hilton Lakefront on Lake Ray Hubbard. The facility is impressive. But equally important, it is close. Travel time is a little less than an hour, so attendance is easy. Second, the CLE will center around Tarrant County Judges. We will have a Civil District Court panel of Judge Don Cosby, Judge John Chupp, and Judge Melody Wilkinson, moderated by Christian Tucker. There will also be a Magistrate panel of Judge Renee Harris-Toliver and Judge Timmy White, moderated by Lance Evans. The Family Law panel will consist of Judge Bill Harris, Judge Jerry Hennigan, and Judge Judith Wells, moderated by Karmen Johnson. The County Court at Law panel will consist of Judge Michael Hrabal, Judge Don Pierson, and Judge Jennifer Rymell, moderated by Chuck Noteboom (we’ve informed Judge Rymell that some of Mr. Noteboom’s questions will be off limits). Finally, the Court of Appeals panel will consist of Justice Bonnie Sudderth and Justice Sue Walker, with Justice Lee Gabriel moderating. There are other CLE topics as well, including one entitled, “Judi1

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cial Use of Social Media,” presented by John Browning. John is a master in this area and will give us all a good idea of what is going on in the judicial use and monitoring of social media. Even better, his topic carries ethics credit. The same is true with another ethics-accredited subject, “Leading the Next Generation,” presented by Kenda Culpepper, the Rockwall County Criminal District Attorney. Ms. Culpepper is Chair of the State Bar of Texas Professionalism Committee. Third, there are a lot of non-legal events as well. There will be a nine-hole golf tournament on Friday and an eighteen-hole golf tournament on Saturday for the Judges’ Cup. Teams are currently being put together, so register soon. Friday night, we will all get together for a night boat cruise and dinner. Saturday night will bring a dinner and a later casino party. Of course, after both the Friday and Saturday night events, we will all retire to the famous hospitality suite for music, drinks and fun.1 Court Staff Appreciation Awards and Celebration Each year we celebrate the service of the Tarrant County court’s staff. This year, that event will be on March 31 at the Tarrant County Bar headquarters at 5:00 p.m. This is always one of the year’s best events. For those of you who practice in other counties know, the support staff of the Tarrant County courts is outstanding. Over the years, our courts have encouraged a friendly and helpful staff. Many of the court coordinators and clerks have been employed for more than ten years— with some having thirty years in experience. A good example is Debra Spisak, the Clerk of the Second Court of Appeals. Debra came to the court in her teens and, by my count has worked with six Chief Justices. Debra and the Fort Worth Court of Appeal’s operation is more user-friendly than any appellate court I have encountered. The staff is helpful and makes an otherwise difficult process seem easy. Debra is an example of the wonderful court staff we enjoy in Tarrant County. Please join us on March 31. ■

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817.338.4092 ■ Fax 817.335.9238 website: www.tarrantbar.org email: tcba@tarrantbar.org 2015-2016 Officers

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President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David E. Keltner President-Elect . . . . . . . . . . . Robert G. West Vice President . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nick Bettinger Secretary-Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . Lance Evans

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Tortfeasors6 Sponsorship Form Judicial Profiles Judge Mark X. Mullin 21 Attorneys Celebrated 50 Years of Practice

Term Ends 2016 Leslie Barrows John Cayce Term Ends 2017 Tawana Gray Gary L. Medlin Jason C. N. Smith

2015-2016 Appointed Directors Geffrey Anderson Dwayne W. Smith

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2016 APPA Award for Excellence in Community Crime Prevention Judge Robb Catalano

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TCBF Honors New Fellows and Pro Bono Volunteers at 2016 Annual Meeting

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TCBF Supports the Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court’s High School Mock Trial Competition

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Diversity Spotlight Irish-American Heritage Month

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Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association President 2016 Spring Erin Cofer 2016 Fall Susan Smith Hollingshead

Immediate Past President Michael J. Henry

Executive Director

Patricia Graham, PLS, CLAS

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Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans - Tarrant County Chapter Membership Report Lawyers on the Move & in the News Tarrant County Volunteer Attorney Services Other Associations’ News & Information TCBA Member Benefits Vendor List

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Bar Bulletin

John F. Murphy, Editor H. Dennis Kelly, Assistant Editor April Holland, Staff Editor Graphics/Production Park Place Enterprises, Inc. ggpark@flash.net • 817.877.8901

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The Tarrant County Bar Bulletin is a monthly publication of the Tarrant County Bar Association. Articles, photos, events for the calendar, suggestions, or comments should be directed to: 1315 Calhoun Street • Fort Worth, Texas 76102-6504 Deadline for submission is the 1st day of the month, one month prior the date of the issue (e.g. April 1 for the May issue). Items for publication may be emailed to april@tarrantbar.org in Word format. Articles published in the Bar Bulletin do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Tarrant County Bar Association, its officers, or the Board of Directors. Calendar listings, classifieds, advertisements, and feature articles should not be considered an endorsement of any service, product, program, seminar or event.


Thank You to Our Sponsors for the

Women in the Law Luncheon Leadership in the Bench, Bar and Community

Past Tarrant County Bar Association Presidents pictured left to right: Justice Anne Gardner, Janna Clarke, Judge Melody Wilkinson, Heather King, Ann Diamond, (Beth Krugler not pictured)

Event Sponsors

Gift Bag Sponsors

Table Sponsors

Door Prizes

Briggs Freeman/Zareen Khan KoonsFuller Family Law Northern Trust Worthington National Bank

Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, LLP Texas A&M University School of Law Women Attorneys Section

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360 West Magazine D&M Leasing Neiman Marcus Stephens, Anderson & Cummings Steven Camp, MD Wells Fargo Bank Capital Grille Colonial Country Club Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau Kendra Scott


Thank you to these volunteers: P 01/14/2016 Bryce King George Lockwood Franklin Moore Kenneth Newell Law Student: Chelsea Fields Staff: Carolina Ibarra

Dinner sponsored by the Tarrant County Bar Foundation

01/28/16 Norma Bazรกn Sylvia Duarte Clayton Everett Bryce King George Lockwood Franklin Moore Kenneth Newell Scott Phillips Staff: Carolina Ibarra Dinner sponsored by the Tarrant County Bar Foundation

02/11/2016 Lisa Ajo Sylvia Duarte Bryce King George Lockwood Law Student: Courtney Murphy CPA: Toni Ciggs Staff: Carolina Ibarra Dinner sponsored by the Tarrant County Bar Foundation

02/25/2016 Sylvia Duarte Bryce King George Lockwood John Penn Sandra Thompson CPA: Walt Hatter Staff: Carolina Ibarra Dinner sponsored by the Tarrant County Bar Foundation

lease consider donating two hours of your time the 2nd and 4th Thursday, January through November, from 6-8pm. Bring a friend. Dinner is provided for all volunteers. LegalLine is a valuable community service outreach program that needs your time and skills. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Carolina at 817.338.4092 or email carolina@tarrantbar.org.

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Profile

Judicial

By Perry Cockerell

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he Bankruptcy Court for the Fort Worth Division began a new era when Mark X. Mullin was sworn in as its newest bankruptcy judge on September 18, 2015, replacing Judge Michael Lynn, who retired. A native of Rapid City, South Dakota, Judge Mullin always knew that he would be an attorney and follow the footsteps of his father, Frank Mullin, who practiced law in his home town until he retired. Judge Mullin graduated from Judge Mark X. Mullin Stevens High School in 1975 and left for Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska to begin his pursuit towards law. During his senior year in college his path to law changed when his father suggested that he pursue accounting and become a certified public accountant before going to law school. That decision would prove a life changing decision and invaluable to Judge Mullin. Mullin received his B.S.B.A. degree in accounting from Creighton University in 1979 and he ultimately became a licensed CPA in Nebraska and later in Texas. Upon graduating from Creighton University, Mullin began his first accounting job with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. in Omaha. One Friday afternoon after playing a round of golf with colleagues from Peat Marwick they were watching the popular television show “Dallas” and decided they would seek a transfer to the firm’s Dallas office. His decision to move to Dallas would prove to be another life changing event. Shortly after joining the Peat Marwick office in Dallas, he met his wife, Holli and they became engaged and married in 1984. Mullin was accepted at St. Mary’s Law School in San Antonio in 1983. This meant that he and Holli would be separated during his first year in law school. In 1985, during the summer after his second year in law school, he clerked with Haynes and Boone, LLP in Dallas and Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller in Fort Worth. After graduating from St. Mary’s law school in 1986, he joined Haynes and Boone, LLP and began working in the firm’s Bankruptcy and Business Restructuring Practice Group. He remembers his interview with Robin Phelan and Bob Albertgotti and Phelan suggesting that he pursue bankruptcy due to his accounting background. “I was very fortunate to learn from Robin Phelan and Bob Albertgotti and ride their coattails for 30 years.” In 1995, he was made an equity partner in Haynes and Boone, LLP. During his thirty-year career with the firm he served as debtor’s counsel in significant bankruptcy cases and secured confirmations of numerous chapter 11 reorganization and liquidation plans. One of his larger cases was Prime Succession, Inc., 6  www.tarrantbar.org ■ March 2016

the fifth largest operator of funeral homes and cemeteries in the United States. Other cases were Ameresco, Inc. a national lending company, and Airbase Services, Inc., a maintenance and repair company for airlines. He represented official committees of unsecured creditors in cases such as Ultimate Electronics, Inc. and more recently the Samuel L. Wyly bankruptcy case. Mullin represented many secured creditors, trustees, private equity funds and a whole host of other creditors and parties-in-interest in bankruptcy cases throughout the United States. During his career he has served as President of the Bankruptcy Section of the Dallas Bar Association, President and Executive Committee Member of the Hon. John C. Ford American Inn of Court, and Education Director and Co-Chair of the Secured Credit Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute. Judge Mullin has come to appreciate the unique challenges faced by bankruptcy lawyers serving in the consumer side of Chapter 7 and 13 proceedings. He sees the need to maintain an efficiently run docket and understands how serious and important every case is that comes before him, regardless of the amount in controversy. Some of his efforts include working to make as uniform as possible the local court procedures utilized in the Fort Worth bankruptcy courts. On substantive bankruptcy law issues, attorneys should note that the Judge might ask counsel: “What have other judges in the North District done on this issue?” Judge Mullin said that bankruptcy judges in the Northern District go to great efforts to be as consistent as possible when ruling on legal issues. Judge Mullin noted that each of the other bankruptcy judges in the Northern District has been extremely supportive and helpful during his transition from practicing lawyer to judge. “Not only was I blessed with terrific mentors at Haynes and Boone during my entire legal career, now I am blessed again with five extremely talented and well respected colleagues and mentors on the bench in the Northern District of Texas.” Mullin believes that “the Metroplex bankruptcy bar is as sophisticated and talented as any bankruptcy bar in the country; it has truly been a joy to be a part of this bar and now I look forward to serving the Metroplex bar as a judge.” He has been quite happy during his first months on the bench. “I have enjoyed my short time on the bench. I am having a ball and couldn’t be happier. The experience has exceeded my expectations.” Judge Mullin is assisted by Scott Everett, his permanent law clerk who worked with him as a partner at Haynes and Boone, LLP, and Scott Lawrence, his term law clerk on a two-year assignment. Mark and his wife Holli have two children, Ryan (married to Courtney) and Lacie (married to Chase Arthur), and two grandsons, Ryder and Asher. ■


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Members of the 2015-2016

100 Club

Adams Lynch & Loftin P.C. Albert Neely & Kuhlmann LLP Anderson & Riddle, LLP Baker Monroe PLLC Bakutis McCully & Sawyer PC Barlow Garsek & Simon, LLP The Barrows Firm, P.C. The Berenson Firm P.C. Blaies & Hightower, L.L.P. Bourland, Wall & Wenzel, PC Brackett & Ellis, P.C. Broude Smith & Jennings PC Brown, Dean, Wiseman, Proctor, Hart & Howell, LLP Cantey Hanger LLP City Attorney’s Office-City of Fort Worth Cook Children’s Health Care System Curnutt & Hafer, L.L.P. Decker Jones, P.C. Dowell, Pham & Harrison, LLP Edison, McDowell & Hetherington, LLP Fillmore Law Firm, L.L.P. Forshey & Prostok, L.L.P. Friedman, Suder & Cooke Griffith, Jay, & Michel, LLP Harrison Steck P.C. Haynes and Boone, L.L.P. Holland Johns & Penny LLP Jackson Walker, L.L.P. Jim Ross & Associates Johnston Legal Group, P.C. Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP KoonsFuller, P.C. Lacy Lyster Malone & Steppick, PLLC To be eligible for the 100 Club, any law firm, government agency, law school, or corporate legal department that has four or more attorneys and attains 100% TCBA membership compliance for the 2015-2016 bar year qualifies for “The 100 Club”! The firms/organizations listed (above) have already paid their membership dues and qualify for 100 Club membership for the new bar year. Any firm/or-

Law, Snakard & Gambill, P.C. Lively & Associates, LLP Loe, Warren, Rosenfield, Kaitcer, Hibbs, Windsor, Lawrence & Wolffarth, PC Martinez Hsu, P.C. McDonald Sanders Law Firm Mellina & Larson, P.C. Moses, Palmer & Howell, L.L.P. Murphy Mahon Keffler Farrier, LLP Naman Howell Smith & Lee, PLLC Noteboom Law Firm Padfield & Stout, LLP Paup, Shutt & Associates, P.C. Phelps Dunbar LLP Plains Capital Bank Pope, Hardwicke, Christie, Schell, Kelly & Ray, L.L.P. Schneider Law Firm Second Court of Appeals Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, LLP Stephens, Anderson & Cummings Suzanne I. Calvert & Associates Tarrant County CDA’s Office Taylor Olson Adkins Sralla & Elam, LLP Texas A&M School of Law The Wolf Law Firm, P.C. Thompson & Knight, LLP Underwood Law Firm Varghese Summersett, PLLC Wallach & Andrews, P.C. Watson Caraway Midkiff & Luningham L.L.P Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz PLLC Wick Phillips Gould & Martin LLP Winstead PC ganization that qualifies in the future will have its name published in every issue of the Bar Bulletin for this bar year. TCBA is proud of the participation of these law firms and other groups! The new bar year began July 1, so if you missed your renewal invoice in your email, contact Membership Director Cindy Rankin at 817.338.4092 or email her at cindy@tarrantbar.org.


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s we head toward spring, TCYLA welcomes a new president and board of directors. I am proud to take on the responsibility of Tarrant County Young Lawyers president for the next six months after serving on the board of directors the past five years. By way of introduction, I made my way to the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office from Lubbock, (with a brief detour through the Denton County DA’s office) following graduation from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2008. Even as far away as Lubbock, the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s office had a reputation as one of the best in the state and was where I knew I wanted to work. I heard people talk about practicing law the “Tarrant County Way.” As a bright-eyed baby lawyer, I thought that Tarrant County sounded like the place to be. Eight years later, I must admit the “Tarrant County Way” has exceeded my expectations. I began my work as a prosecutor in the misdemeanor section, where young lawyers earn their wings trying DWI trial after DWI trial. Before being promoted to the felony division in 2011, I tried almost fifty Driving While Intoxicated jury tri-

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als. As a felony prosecutor now, the DWI trials have been replaced with Aggravated Robbery and Sexual Assault trials, but the civility of the “Tarrant County Way” remains, even when battling it out on these extremely serious and complex cases. The last few months have brought many exciting new changes in my life: a promotion at work; becoming the new TCYLA president; and the most exciting in October, the birth of my sweet daughter, Wallis. While recent months have been filled with personal excitement, TCYLA looks forward to some excitement of its own. On March 10, we will hold our monthly happy hour. Stay tuned for location details. TCYLA will host its annual Spring Fiesta on April 28 at Joe T. Garcia’s, where we will honor past TCYLA presidents and the recipients of the Liberty Bell Award, the Outstanding Young Lawyer, and the Outstanding Mentor. I look forward to seeing you at these great events, and I look forward to serving as TCYLA president. ■

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exas Lawyers for Texas Veterans – Tarrant County Chapter (TLTV) has held two legal clinics in 2016 and enjoyed involvement by new volunteers. If you are interested in attending a committee meeting, a legal clinic, or otherwise becoming involved in TLTV, please contact Megan Cooley at megan@tarrantbar.org. ■ TLTV’s legal clinics for 2016 will be held from 2-5pm as follows: Friday, March 4, 2016 In Partnership with United Way

Friday, April 15, 2016 Friday, May 6, 2016 In Partnership with United Way

Friday, May 20, 2016

Friday, June 17, 2016 Friday, July 15, 2016 Friday, August 19, 2016 Friday, September 16, 2016 Friday, October 21, 2016

Adam Simmons accepts TLTV’s Law Firm Partner Award on behalf of Harris, Finley, & Bogle, P.C.

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to the following attorneys for taking a TLTV case KATHERINE ALLEN Allen & Weaver, P.C. is providing family law assistance to a female veteran.

JENNIFER COVINGTON Law, Snakard & Gambill, P.C. provided employment advice to a veteran.

DEREK ANDERSON and HANNAH PENLEY Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP

Wes Cooper awards Kimberly Naylor TLTV’s Eagle Service Award.

TLTV award recipient Attorney Jodie Connaughton attends with her husband.

assisted a former active duty veteran defend against a collection action.

RICKEY TORLINCASI Haynes and Boone, L.L.P. is assisting a veteran with a divorce.

JOHN CORBIN Law Office of John Corbin accepted two cases from TLTV in January, and is providing wills and employment assistance.

GEORGE WHITE Law Office of George White is assisting a veteran with securing his driver’s license.

JEFF WHITFIELD Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP is assisting a veteran with a litigation matter.

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Texas A&M Law students Scott Hayes and Shelby Sellman receive TLTV Volunteer Award.


21 Attorneys Celebrated 50 Years of Practice

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n 1966, there were 17,053 practicing attorneys in Texas. Only 858 of those were practicing in Tarrant County. Today, there are 98,681 practicing attorneys in Texas and out of those, 5,285 practice in Tarrant County. On February 9, fifty years later, twenty-one of those distinguished attorneys were honored and celebrated for their fifty years of practice. Judge David Evans, 48th District Court, was the guest speaker and challenged each in attendance on “The Obligations of the Bench and Bar to Serve in Controversial Cases.” Roland Johnson, Chair of the event, recognized and presented each attorney with a beautiful paper weight from the Tarrant County Bar Association. Congratulations to the attorneys listed below on fifty years of dedicated service. The community would not be the same without you!

Dudley D. Beadles Judge Charles Bleil Harry M. Brants Dan Curlee Charles N. Curry Robert M. Doby Jr. Jon Michael Franks

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Justice Anne L. Gardner Terry Gardner Tolbert L. Greenwood Frank W. Hill David L. Hollenbeck Jerry R. Hoodenpyle R. David Jones

Neven Michael Kensel Justice William C. Meier Paul L. Peebles Burton Phillip Rolfe Dean Spurlock Ben H. Tompkins Andrew L. Vogel


2016 APPA Award for Excellence in Community Crime Prevention

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he American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) presents several prestigious awards during its Winter Training Institute, which was held this year in Atlanta, Georgia from January 31-February 3, 2016. Among many nationwide applicants, Tarrant County’s Felony Alcohol Intervention Program (FAIP), supervised by Judge Robb Catalano, Criminal District Court No. 3, received the 2016 APPA Award for Excellence in Community Crime Prevention. This award recognizes the nation’s most outstanding community corrections agency that has integrated community crime prevention initiatives into the traditional roles of supervision, intervention and sanctioning of offenders. Sharen Wilson started this program in 2006 and Judge Catalano is proud to continue FAIP’s mission in helping to

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create a safer community by providing successful treatment outcomes and changing the attitudes and behavior of DWI offenders. Congratulations to Tarrant County’s Felony Alcohol Intervention Program and thank you to Judge Catalano for accepting the award. What an honor! ■

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Tarrant County Bar Foundation Honors New Fellows and Pro Bono Volunteers at 2016 Annual Meeting

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he Tarrant County Bar Foundation held its Annual Meeting and Pro Bono Awards on January 28, 2016. The Annual Meeting started with a skit from Tortfeasors, a theatrical variety show planned and managed by the cast and crew of Tarrant County volunteers. 2015 Chair Rick Sorenson highlighted the accomplishments and highlights of the many community service programs and projects that the Foundation supported in 2015. These programs included an Annual Blood Drive, Big Brothers Big Sisters, CASA of Tarrant County, Elder Law Handbook, LegalLine, National Adoption Day, People’s Law School, Tarrant Area Food Bank, Tarrant County Volunteer Attorney Services (TVAS), Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans - Tarrant County Chapter (TLTV), and a high school mock trial competition hosted by CHAIR Mattie Peterson Compton CHAIR-ELECT Patti Gearhart Turner VICE CHAIR Neal W. Adams TREASURER Joe Cleveland CONTINUING DIRECTORS Janna W. Clarke Arturo Errisuriz Lisa Jamieson Dee Kelly Jr. Andy Sims Mack Ed Swindle NEW DIRECTORS Judge Don Cosby Heather L. King Philip A. Vickers

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New 2015 Fellows Brooke Allen Sherry Armstrong Leslie Barrows Elizabeth Bourland Janet Bubert Decker Cammack John H. Cayce, Jr. David W. Cook Megan Cooley Robin Dettmer Rebecca Eaton Bobbie G. Edmonds Sarah J. Fullenwider James Paul George Constance Hall Jeremy Harmon Thomas Hegi

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Timothy D. Howell William R. Jenkins, Jr. Paul Johnson Chad Key Gary L. Medlin Elaine S. Morris Andrew Morriss Shane O’Dell Mark Pittman William Ray Shawna Rinehart Patrick H. Rose, IV Jay Rutherford Ethel Allen Steele John R. Thompson, III Benson Varghese Philip Vickers Andrew L. Vogel James Whitton

the Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court. 2015 TVAS Co-Chair Patricia LaRue and 2016 TLTV Chair Rebecca Eaton presented awards to TLTV and TVAS volunteers. The Bar Foundation also thanked 2015 TVAS Co-Chairs Patricia LaRue and Philip Vickers and 2015 TLTV Chair Wes Cooper for their service and time. The Bar Foundation also welcomed new fellow members, and the Honorable Jennifer Rymell installed the existing and new members of the 2016 Foundation Board. ■ New 2015 Life Fellows Marianne Auld S. Benton Cantey, V Vincent Circelli Denise Collins Sterling Elza Ross Griffith Michael Hrabal Jon M. Kelly Lynn Waller Kelly Darren Moore Stephen S. Mosher Chris Nickelson James W. Schell Dwayne W. Smith Daniel Steppick Paul Westbrook Jim Zadeh

New 2015 Sustaining Life Fellows Robert Keffler Jennifer Rymell New 2015 Sustaining Charter Fellows E. Glen Johnson Bill Lane


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he Membership Committee hosted its Annual Marketing Seminar on Friday, January 29. Twenty-seven TCBA Members enjoyed this annual event at no charge. Special thanks to Ericha Brown for chairing the committee and leading the way, and to the rest of the committee members for their help in getting everything lined up. Jeff Sanford, Juris Fabrilis, spoke on “How to Make Your Website Work for You,” which is something most attendees wanted to figure out. Connie Hall, Law Office of Constance K. Hall, PLLC, spoke on “Keeping it Together: Tactics for Staying on Strategy.” Pat Nunley, Athens Partners in Waco, returned and spoke on “Building a Powerful Network.” We thank each of the speakers for coming and sharing the wealth of information and spending their afternoon to help the TCBA members build their practices. Don’t forget other benefits to membership in the TCBA, such as the following: • Eighteen Substantive Law Sections • Reduced rates on CLE (Brown Bags, Luncheons, Section meetings, Last Tuesday CLE) • Reduced rates on room rental at the TCBA Bar Center • Monthly Bar Bulletin (by email or mail) as well as updates on upcoming events by email • Community Service Opportunities through the Foundation such as LegalLine, Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans-Tarrant County Chapter and Tarrant County Volunteer Attorney Services • Community service committees through People’s Law School, Annual Food Drive, Blood Drive, Elder Law Committee, and others • Reduced rates on advertising in the Bar Bulletin and on the TCBA website • Mentoring program for young lawyers • Reduced rates on office supplies, Sprint, UPS, shredding documents and the Fort Worth Zoo.

We would like to take this time to welcome the new members of the TCBA: Attorneys Associates Amanda Anderson Nick Augustine Andrew Deegan Mike Barron Jamie Downing Laura Gonzales Kelley Escobar Starlene Moore Elizabeth Haslam Melissa Villegas Daniel Karpman Zareen Khan Students Susan E. Lane Scott Hersh Landon Loker Danielle Reagan Addie Pilat Kim Ryan If you have any questions regarding your membership, please contact Cindy at the bar office or email her at cindy@ tarrantbar.org. ■ 14  www.tarrantbar.org ■ March 2016


The Tarrant County Bar Foundation Supports the Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court’s High School Mock Trial Competition

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uring late January and early February 2016, the Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court (Mahon Inn of Court) hosted a mock trial competition for high schools in Tarrant and surrounding counties. The mock trial competition was held at the Tarrant County Family Court Building, and members of the Mahon Inn of Court volunteered for the event by serving as judges or providing related assistance in the courtrooms. This is the second year that the Mahon Inn of Court has held the mock trial competition as part of its community service efforts. The Tarrant County Bar Foundation has supported the Mahon Inn of Court’s mock trial program from its inception through grants that cover the associated costs in developing, maintaining, and hosting the competition. The Mahon Inn of Court extends its appreciation to the many volunteers who made the event possible. In addition, the Mahon Inn of Court thanks the Tarrant County Commissioners Court for allowing the competition to take place at the Family Court Building and for the service and time of many members of the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department. A special thanks goes to Judge William Harris of the 233rd District Court, Judge Jerome Hennigan of the 324th District Court, Judge Judith Wells of the 325th District Court, and Judge Michael Sinha of the 360th District Court for the generous use of their courtrooms for the competition. Judge Steve King presided over the final round of the Judge King (middle) presided over final round. Lindsay Daniel (L), Naman Howell Smith & Lee, PLLC and James Key (R) Harris, Finley & Bogle, P.C.

HS Mock Trial Winners, Covenant Classical School

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competition. Covenant Classical School of Fort Worth won the regional competition, and L.D. Bell High School won second place. Covenant Classical School of Fort Worth will proceed to the state mock trial competition held in Dallas, Texas. The Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court encourages high schools in Region 11 to participate in the high school mock trial next year. If you know a school or student interested in participating, there is more information about the program at http://www.texashighschoolmocktrial.com. ■


Lawyers on the Move &

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The Wolf Law Firm, P.C. announces that Eric Lindstrom, a 27-year trial attorney with expertise in railroad, construction, and insurance litigation, has joined the firm. Lindstrom is licensed in Texas, Oklahoma, and Alaska and practices in state and federal court. He can be contacted at 817.552.9653 or elindstrom@wolflawpc.com. Kelly Hart & Pitre announces its second expansion in Louisiana in the capital city of Baton Rouge. The office will be led by former U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Louis M. Phillips and transactional attorney Peter A. Kopfinger. As part of the new group, Rick Shelby will join the New Orleans office. The new office is located at 400 Poydras Street, Suite 1812 New Orleans, LA 70130. They can be reached at 504.522.1812. Kelly Hart & Hallman is pleased to announce that David S. Morales has joined the firm as a partner in the Litigation, Administrative Law and Public Law practice groups at the Austin office. Mr. Morales brings over 20 years of experience in complex litigation, general counsel matters, and state agency dispute resolution to his practice. He can be contacted at david.morales@kellyhart.com or 512.495.6458. Nicholl Bernadine Garza has joined the firm of Harris, Finley & Bogle, P.C. as an Associate Attorney. Nicholl will focus on general business litigation. Nicholl graduated magna cum laude from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2015. Nicholl also studied International Business Law in Lyon, France and worked as an intern for the Thirteenth

District Court of Appeals. She can be contacted at ngarza@ hfblaw.com or 817.870.8709. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has appointed Fort Worth attorney Patrick Reardon to the SEC’s Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies. Patrick has practiced in corporate, securities, M&A law and related legal topics for 38 years. He spent 20 years in large DFW law firms, before starting The Reardon Firm, a boutique law firm for businesses and investors. He has advised clients ranging from Forbes 400 investors to start-up companies. He can be contacted at patrick.reardon@reardonfirm. com or 817.348.8801. Christina Sherwood has announced that she will be leaving Guerra, Sherwood & Ylanan PLLC. She can be contacted at christina@sherwoodlegal.net or 817.905.5251. Emily G. Cottingham is pleased to announce that she has joined the Fort Worth office of Parker Straus, LLP as an Associate Attorney. She can be contacted at 817.442.9500 or egc@parkerllp.com. Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association has honored Steven C. Laird, Law Office of Steven C. Laird, P.C., with the H.G. Wells Outstanding Trial Lawyers Award. The annual honor is named for the late Fort Worth trial lawyer H.G. Wells, who served as a confidant, mentor, and inspiration for many local attorneys before his death. Steven Laird can be contacted at laird@texlawyers.com or 817.531.3000. ■

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arrant County Volunteer Attorney Services (TVAS) provides Tarrant County residents with pro bono legal assistance, but it is also working on two projects that are intended to provide the community with legal information and community resources. One project is a “Courtroom 101” that will provide foster care families with general information about the court system, common terms, courtroom etiquette, and the types of professionals and hearings involved in court proceedings related to foster children. The finished product will help foster families navigate the court system so that they can be confident and informed advocates for their foster children. TVAS is working on the project in conjunction with Our Community Our Kids (OCOK), a division of ACH Family and Child Services. TVAS is also working with Tarrant County’s Probate Court No. 1 to develop a Support and Services pamphlet for distribution in Tarrant County. The project complements TVAS’s guardianship pro bono program and will educate the community about available services associated with the guardianship process. TVAS will work with volunteer attorneys, social work students, law students, and other community stakeholders to develop the pamphlet and plans to have the pamphlet translated to Spanish. If you are interested in working on either project, please contact Megan Cooley at megan@tarrantbar.org. ■

t Katrina rd recipien a w A S A V T dsey. hristie Lin Merrit Klappe Lea and C rich, Legal Ai d of NorthWest Texa s, awarded TV AS’s Community Pa rtner Award.

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n February 22, 2016, TVAS held a free legal clinic for residents of Presbyterian Night Shelter. Volunteer attorneys, law students, and paralegals attended the clinic and assisted over 40 residents. The clinic was generously sponsored by Haynes and Boone, LLP.

Christofer Tracy, Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas John J. Corbin, Law Offices of John Corbin John Cope, Cope Law Firm Susan Hutchison, Hutchison & Stoy, PLLC Chris Stoy, Hutchison & Stoy, PLLC Aaron Young, American Airlines Federal Credit Union Courtney Key, Texas A&M School of Law

TVAS thanks the following volunteers who attended the clinic:

Jessica Lavely, Fidelity Kristen Edstrom, Fidelity Georgeanne Schweyher, Fidelity

Attorneys Lauren Munselle, Haynes and Boone, L.L.P.

Allie Smith, Fidelity

Gabriel Sustatia, Vaquero Ventures

Virginia Carter, Law Offices of Virginia Carter

Jordan Woody, Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, LLP Katherine T. Hopkins, Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP

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Brian Brisco, Cantey Hanger, LLP

Law Students Chelsea Cahill

Danielle Bateni Claire Whitten Julia Bradley Kim Roberts Kenny McEntire Tyler Gregston Ellainna Douglas OtherVolunteers/Paralegals Starlene Moore, Law Offices of Michael Kensel & Jo Ann Mean Katrina Lea, Law Office of Stephani R. Johnson Doris Jackson, Attorneys William S. Harris & Paul A. Conner Michele Rayburn, Wallach & Andrews, P.C. Julia Sherman, Cantey Hanger LLP Ethan McNiff, Fidelity Diane Zubalsky, Fidelity


GRIEVANCE DEFENSE

Other Associations’

News & Information

Arlington Bar Association Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. President, Larry Gaydos. For location & information, email arlingtonbarassociation@yahoo.com or call 214.651.5622.

When your license, livelihood, and reputation are at stake

Black Women Lawyers Association For meetings and information, contact Sue Allen, President, at 817.926.5005 or sue@sueallenlaw.com. Dee J. Kelly Law Library Welcomes Bar Members! For the latest Texas A&M University School of Law library hours and information, please visit http://law.tamu.edu, or call 817.212.3800. Fort Worth Chapter Association of Legal Administrators Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the City Club, 301 Commerce Street, Fort Worth, 76102. For more information, contact Lisa Boyd, 817.339.2478 or LBoyd@BELaw.com. Fort Worth Paralegal Association - General Membership Meetings are held at noon every 4th Thursday of the month at Joe T. Garcia’s, 2201 N. Commerce. FWPA Board of Directors meets at noon every 1st Tuesday of the month at the Bar Center. For more information, go to www.fwpa.org.

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L. Clifford Davis Legal Association (f/k/a Tarrant County Black Bar Association) holds its meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. For more information, contact President Crystal Gayden at 817.496.8408 or by email at cgayden@gaydenlaw. com.

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MABA (Mexican American Bar Association) Meets on the last Thursday of each month at Rivas Mexican Restaurant, 5442 River Oaks Blvd., River Oaks 76114. For more information, contact President Eloy Sepulveda at 817.332.1285. Northeast Tarrant County Bar Association (NETCBA) Meets for CLE luncheons on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at La Hacienda Restaurant, Hwy. 121. Contact President Leslie Barrows at 817.481.1583, lbarrows@barrowsfirm.com. Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCCDlA) Meets every 2nd Thursday at Joe T. Garcia’s, 2201 N. Commerce. For more information, contact President Randy Bowers at 817.348.8094 or LELERB@sbcglobal.net. Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association Meets at noon on the 4th Tuesday of each month at Family Law Center Assembly Room on the 2nd floor. For more information, contact President Kevin Schmid, 817.377.3000 lawschmid@aol.com Tarrant County Probate Bar Association Meets on the 1st Thursday of each month at the Petroleum Club— members free, guests $30. For more information, contact Tena Fox, 817.280.0811 or tfox@leachlaw.com. Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association Meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month at Joe T. Garcia’s. For more information, contact John S. Jose at 817.288.8988. Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association 2015-2016 new Bar Year began September 1, 2015. If you need an application or meeting information, call 817.338.4092, email cindy@tarrantbar.org, or go to the website at tcyla.org.

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Spotlight

Diversity

Irish-American Heritage Month ormally when we think of the words Irish, celebration, and March, one thing comes to mind: St. Patrick’s Day. Yet, N the Irish are deeply engrained in the roots of American history,

and as such, much more should be celebrated about the Irish in March. On March 12, 1991, President George H.W. Bush issued the first Presidential Proclamation designating the month of March as Irish-American Heritage Month. The idea behind the proclamation was to celebrate the unique contributions that the Irish Americans have on the “ever-unfolding story of the United States.” Since then, Irish-American Heritage Month has been celebrated annually in March. In the most recent proclamation, President Obama highlighted best the reasons for celebrating Irish-American heritage, “Today, tens of millions of Americans proudly trace their heritage to the Emerald Isle. They are descendants of our Founding Fathers, heirs to a resilient spirit forged during the Great Hunger and painful periods of discrimination, and the latest in a long line of Irish Americans who have poured their energy and passion into perfecting our Union. . . . The Irish story is one of hope and resolve—in it Americans see our own dreams and aspirations.” The story of hope and resolve begins with a journey to the United States. In 1776, over 300,000 Irish citizens immigrated to the United States and played a crucial role in the battle for our independence. However, the largest wave of Irish immigrants came in the mid-19th century. In Ireland, almost half of the population was composed of farmers who depended almost exclusively on the potato crop for sustenance. Between 1847 and 1849, the potato crop failed and created what is now referred to as the Great Famine. As a result, by 1950, over three million Irish citizens had immigrated to the United States. In a letter to the London Times in 1850, an Irish immigrant wrote, “I shudder when I think that starvation prevails to such an extent in poor Ireland. After supplying the entire population of America, there would still be as much corn and provisions left us would supply the world, for there is no limit to cultivation or end to land.” Most of these Irish men, women, and children emigrated from the seaport in Queenstown, Ireland, which was later renamed Cobh. The Queenstown port has tremendous historical value for the Irish people because it was the primary point of departure to the United States, it was the port from which Annie Moore, the first ever Irish immigrant to be processed through Ellis Island, departed in 1892, and it was also the final port of call for the RMS Titanic on her ill-fated voyage. Presently, over 100,000 tourists visit Cobh and the Cobh Heritage center, which kept meticulous records of the immigrants who left from its port. Most tourists can look up their ancestors and stand at the very same departure gate where their ancestors stood before coming to the United States. However, not all Irish immigrants were welcomed as they arrived in the United States. The most palpable tension was in the workforce. Most Irish men sought out labor-intensive jobs such

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as the coal mines, railroads, and canals, and Irish women became domestic workers or servants. Because most immigrants often entered the workforce at the lowest paying jobs, the competition heightened those class tensions. The most famous illustration of anti-immigrant sentiment was in the workforce ads: “Help Wanted – No Irish Need Apply.” With the increasing number of Irish immigrants, and the decreasing number of jobs, came an increasing need for representation of the Irish. As a result, the Irish-American community began to forge its path in politics and the legal profession. The first Irish American Bar Association was founded in New York in 1987.We Irish played a major role in American politics 100 years before 1987! There have been many distinguished Irish-American lawyers and politicians. Most notable are Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Anthony Kennedy, and United States Ambassador to Ireland Kevin O’Malley. The Irish America magazine, which was founded in 1985, highlights the best community figures among the Irish in America. Every year it publishes The Legal 100, which lists the top lawyers in the country who share a passion for the law and pride in their heritage. President John F. Kennedy, undoubtedly one of the most famous Irish-American men, is a perfect representation of the long line of Irish Americans who have poured their energy and passion into perfecting our Union. In addition, he embodied the spirit of true public service—something the Tarrant County Bar Association strives to do each year. In 1963, President Kennedy traveled to both Ireland and Texas. His speech at Eyre Square in Galway described the depth of his pride in his Irish-American heritage, “I want to express—as we are about to leave here—to you of this country how much this visit has meant. It is strange that so many years could pass and so many generations pass and still some of us who came on this trip could come home and—here to Ireland—and feel ourselves at home and not feel ourselves in a strange country, but feel ourselves among neighbors, even though we are separated by generations, by time, and by thousands of miles.” Just a few months later, President Kennedy made his final speech to the citizens of Fort Worth, asking us to be leaders for our nation, “Ladies and gentlemen, there are no faint hearts in Fort Worth, and I appreciate . . . your being here this morning . . . for the United States to fulfill its obligations around the world requires that the United States move forward economically, that the people of this country participate in rising prosperity, . . . that strength depends on the willingness of the citizens of the United States to assume the burdens of leadership. I know one place where they are—here in this rain, in Fort Worth, in Texas, in the United States, we’re going forward.” This March I hope we can celebrate and honor the rich history of the Irish in our nation by heeding President Kennedy’s call for us to serve our nation and the people of our community. “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your county.” ■


TCBA Member Benefits Vendor List TCBA members may take advantage of discounts provided by the following vendors: ABA Retirement Funds program provides full-service 401(k) plans to benefit the legal community. To learn more, contact local rep. Jacob Millican at 817.451.5020 or visit www.abaretirement.com. AMO Office Supply offers TCBA members the lowest price guaranteed on office supplies, with next-day delivery and free shipping! Call 800.420.6421. Falcon Litigation Solutions offers discounts on copying, litigation displays, trial boards, etc. Call 817.870.0330. Fort Worth JSB Co., Inc., offers a 10% discount to TCBA members on printed materials—business cards, letterhead, envelopes, business forms, brochures, flyers, and more. For a quote, call 817.577.0572. Fort Worth Zoo, discount tickets - $9.50 adult, $6.50 for child or senior. For tickets, contact cindy@tarrantbar.org or 817.338.4092. If mailing or charging tickets, add 50 cents. Sprint offers 15% off the monthly service. For info, contact cindy@ tarrantbar.org or 817.338.4092. UPS - TCBA has signed an agreement with UPS for TCBA members to receive discounts on shipping. The discounts vary according to the type of shipment, but check out UPS for your needs. www.ups.com or 1.800.PICK.UPS. For IT help: Juris Fabrilis-Cool Tools for Lawyers offers members discounted rates on web-based tools to help you manage your law practice. 817.481.1573 ext. 101. For Shredding and Document Disposal: Magic Shred is a secure shredding business that shreds your documents on-site. Magic Shred offers a 10% discount to TCBA members. Expanco is N.A.I.D. AAA-Certified document-destruction service offering 40% off to TCBA members. Call TCBA office for details on both.

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Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association 20th Annual

Spring Fiesta 2016 April 28, 2016

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Invitation to purchase tickets coming soon

Joe T. Garcia’s

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he 20th annual Spring Fiesta will celebrate a successful year of service to the community and raising funds to support TCYLA’s future service projects, CLE opportunities, and social events. Spring Fiesta is the primary fundraising event for the year and is a way of saying “Thank You!” to the members of Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association for volunteering for service projects year round. TCYLA lawyers are heavily involved in giving back to the community at large through toy drives, volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House and Cook Children’s Hospital, and providing pro bono legal services for those in need. Yet service is just one aspect of TCYLA’s mission in Tarrant County. TCYLA also promotes the professional and personal development of its members by hosting family picnics, charity sporting events, golf tournaments, and educational seminars throughout the year. These social and professional events are designed to foster camaraderie among members and establish the type of professional connections that makes Tarrant County the best place to practice law in Texas. This is the primary fundraiser for the year and provides the funds necessary to provide volunteer opportunities, social events, and education seminars for its members. By becoming a sponsor, you are supporting the professional and personal development of Tarrant County’s young lawyers. If you would like to sponsor this event, contact Martin Garcia at mgarcia@texassecuretitle.com

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Will receive 12 tickets to Spring Fiesta and the option to have firm logo featured in the July, 2016 TCBA Bar Bulletin magazine sponsor recognition

Platinum - $750

Will receive 10 tickets to Spring Fiesta

Gold - $500

Will receive 6 tickets to Spring Fiesta

Silver - $250

Will receive 4 tickets to Spring Fiesta

Bronze - $100

Will receive 2 tickets to Spring Fiesta Additional benefits to being a Sponsor: •Recognition at Spring Fiesta •Recognition on all Spring Fiesta invitations circulated to members of the judiciary, several hundred Tarrant County young lawyers; and Past-Presidents of the TCYLA •Your firm will be named in the TCYLA’s e-newsletter, with a circulation of hundreds of Tarrant County area young lawyers •Your firm will be publicized on a large poster at the event


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