State Bar of Texas
June 7, 2010

Contact: Kim Davey, kdavey@texasbar.com, 800.204.2222 x1713 or 512.427.1713

Terry Tottenham of Austin to be Sworn In as State Bar of Texas President

FORT WORTH -- Terry Tottenham of Austin will be sworn in as president of the State Bar of Texas by Supreme Court of Texas Chief Justice Wallace B. Jefferson at a special ceremony at noon, Friday, June 11, at the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting at the Fort Worth Convention Center.

Tottenham is of counsel to Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.'s Austin office and head of the firm’s Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation Group. He is board certified in personal injury and civil trial law.

Tottenham has served on the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors, as founder and first chair of the Health Law Section, and chair of the Litigation Section. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and the International Society of Barristers. Tottenham has served in leadership positions with the American Board of Trial Advocates, Austin Bar Association, Austin Bar Foundation, American Academy of Healthcare Attorneys, Texas Bar Foundation, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and the Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA). He has developed and delivered continuing legal education programs for lawyers and created a nationwide training program to develop trial advocacy skills for public interest and pro bono lawyers. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Law and is active in civic affairs.

He earned a B.S. from the University of Texas, J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law, and LL.M. from George Washington University. He will serve as president of the State Bar of Texas from June 2010 until June 2011.

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

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