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May 23, 2013

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Trey Apffel of League City Elected State Bar of Texas President-elect in Run-off Election

AUSTIN – State Bar of Texas officials tonight announced that Trey Apffel of League City defeated Steve Fischer of Rockport in a run-off election to become the next president-elect.

Trey Apffel of League City received 14,721 votes, or 52.55 percent, and Steve Fischer of Rockport received 13,290 votes, or 47.45 percent.

Trey Apffel is the owner and principal of the Apffel Law Firm in League City, where he focuses on personal injury litigation, toxic torts and medical malpractice. His practice also includes family law and divorce. He has practiced in Galveston County for more than 30 years.

Apffel has served on the board of directors of the State Bar of Texas, as a member of the Executive Committee, and chaired the Legislative Policy Committee. He is a former member of the Commission for Lawyer Discipline. He is a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, a Texas Bar Foundation Life Fellow, and served on the Texas Bar Foundation Board of Trustees. Apffel is a member of the Galveston County Bar Association and served as the organization’s president in 1996-97. He is an associate of the American Board of Trial Advocates and a director of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association.

Apffel received a B.B.A. from Baylor University and a J.D. from Baylor Law School. He is certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Apffel will be sworn in as president-elect during the State Bar's Annual Meeting June 20-21 in Dallas, and will serve as president of the State Bar from June 2014 until June 2015.

The State Bar of Texas is an administrative agency of the Supreme Court of Texas that provides educational programs for the legal profession and the public, administers the minimum continuing legal education program for attorneys, and manages the attorney disciplinary system.

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