For the Media Hub
The State Bar of Texas strives to help journalists produce work that educates the public about the legal system and the rule of law. Reporters are invited to contact the staff member below for assistance during business hours Monday through Friday.
Contact the staff members below for information on State Bar of Texas and Texas Young Lawyers Association initiatives, requests for expert legal sources, and other general inquiries.
Amy Starnes, Public Information Director
Phone: (800) 204-2222, ext. 1706 or (512) 427-1706
Lowell Brown, Communications Division Director
Phone: (800) 204-2222, ext. 1713 or (512) 427-1713
Attorney Disciplinary Matters
Contact the staff member below for information related to public disciplinary sanctions entered against attorneys and general information about the attorney grievance process.
Please note that the Office of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel is required to keep disciplinary case information confidential unless it has been filed in district court or resulted in a public sanction. As a result, the office is typically unable to discuss or confirm the existence of pending grievances. Learn more about the grievance process.
Please also see this State Bar of Texas statement regarding calls to sanction Texas attorneys.
Claire Reynolds, Public Affairs Counsel, Office of the Chief
Phone: (800) 204-2222, ext. 1354 or (512) 427-1354
Public Information Act Requests
Contact the staff member below for information related to the Texas Public Information Act and the Public Information Act Notice and Contact Information. All records of the state bar, except for records pertaining to grievances that are confidential under the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure, and records pertaining to the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, are subject to the Texas Public Information Act.
Phone: (800) 204-2222, ext. 1552 or (512) 427-1552
Fax: (512) 427-4230
Media Quick Links
We've assembled a list of quick links to information that is of interest to members of the media.
Annual Report of the Commission for Lawyer Discipline: Download the Commission's annual report.
Annual Report of the State Bar of Texas: Download the Bar's current annual report.
Free Legal Information: Video and download free educational pamphlets for the public.
Grievance Statistics: State Bar of Texas 2015-2020 attorney grievance system statistics.
Ineligible Attorney List: View and download the State Bar's ineligible attorney lists. Note: the lists are updated daily.
Press Releases: Read all current and archived press releases and sign up to receive future releases.
Recent Disciplinary Actions: Get a list of recent disciplinary actions as they appear in the latest Texas Bar Journal. Updated monthly.
Research and Analysis: View statistical surveys, reports, and studies covering demographics and issues affecting the legal profession.
Public Service Announcement Videos: Download HD Quicktime movies (large files for TV station purposes).