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Disability Issues Committee

Created in 1992

Purpose

To study the concerns of Texas lawyers with disabilities, as well as clients and members of the public, and make recommendations to the State Bar Board of Directors concerning ways in which the role of people with disabilities in Texas can be enhanced by improvement in programs and initiatives sponsored by the State Bar.

2020-2021 Projects and Objectives

  • Consider producing materials on bar exam accommodations

  • Produce a CLE on the responsibilities of attorneys regarding disability accommodations with TexasBarCLE

  • Continue to invite guest speakers to committee meetings to research and develop new ideas

Chair
Sean Pevsner
Whitburn & Pevsner, PLLC
Arlington, TX
(682) 706-3750

Vice Chair
Tobias Cole
The Cole Law Firm
Houston, TX
(832) 539-4900

Staff Contact
Emilee Rochester
State Bar of Texas
Austin, TX
(512) 427-1517

2020-2021 Committee Members

Name Company City

Sean Pevsner (CHAIR)

Whitburn & Pevsner, PLLC

Arlington

Kevin Garrett (VICE CHAIR)

Texas Jail Project

Austin

Gary Manuele

Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center

Harker Heights

Denette Vaughn

Disability Rights Texas

Lubbock

Redge Westbrook

 

Austin

Douglas Wayne Bryant

Texas Medical Board

Austin

Heather Carson

Carson Law Firm, PLLC

Houston

Janine Gorell

 

Lubbock

Robert Goss

Law Office of Robert B. Goss, PC

Houston

Richard Hunt

Hunt Huey PLLC

Dallas

M. Sue Kurita

 

El Paso

Carey Thompson

The Law Office of Carey Thompson, PC

Fort Worth

Sandra Kay Foreman

 

Cedar Park

Sashikala Nisankarao

 

Pearland

Dorene Philpot

Philpot Law Office PLLC

Galveston

Daphne Silverman

Silverman Law Group

Austin

Derick Raydon Smith

Harris Co. Public Defender's Office

Katy

Tobias Cole (Advisory)

The Cole Law Firm

Houston

Bernadette Dionicia Dela Cruz (Advisory)

Paul Parsons, P.C.

Austin

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