FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2013
Contact: Morgan Smith
Weatherford Attorney Tom Vick Elected Chair of Texas Bar
G. Thomas Vick Jr. with Vick Carney & Smith LLP has been elected
Chair of the Texas Bar Foundation Board of Trustees. Mr. Vick took
office June 21, 2013. Vick has successfully combined a dedication to
the law with charitable leadership during his career, leading to this
Vick has served as chair of the State Bar of Texas Family Law
Section, as a commissioner on the Texas Access to Justice Commission,
as a director on the State Bar of Texas Board, and as president of the
Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists and the Texas Chapter of
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. In the Weatherford community,
Vick served as mayor and as a trustee for the Weatherford Independent
School District. He is a graduate of Austin College (1977) and South
Texas College of Law (1981). Vick joined his father, Gabe T. Vick, in
May 1981 where he has practiced law on the northwest corner of the
square in Weatherford since.
The Texas Bar Foundation is the largest charitably-funded bar
foundation in the country with an endowment of more than $22,000,000.
Each year, the top one-third of one percent of State Bar members are
invited to become Fellows. Once nominees are selected, they must be
elected by the Texas Bar Foundation Board of Trustees. Membership has
grown from an initial 254 Charter Fellows in 1965 to more than 7,500
Fellows throughout Texas today.
Founded by lawyers determined to assist the public and improve the
legal profession, the Texas Bar Foundation has maintained its mission
of using the financial contributions of its membership to build a
strong justice system for all Texans. To date, the Texas Bar Foundation
has distributed more than $13 million throughout Texas to assist
nonprofit organizations with a wide range of justice-related programs
and services. For more information, visit the Texas Bar
Foundation’s website at www.txbf.org.