State Bar of Texas
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 30, 2009
Contact: Kim Davey, 800.204.2222 x 1713 or 512.427.1713
Austin Attorney Terry Tottenham Named
President-Elect of State Bar
Dallas Attorney Jennifer Evans Morris Named President-Elect of TYLA
AUSTIN – State Bar of Texas officials tonight announced that Terry Tottenham of Austin was elected by the state's lawyers to serve as president-elect. Jennifer Evans Morris of Dallas was elected president-elect of the Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA).
Terry Tottenham is partner-in-charge at 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.
Jennifer Evans Morris is a partner at Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, L.L.P. in Dallas where she practices complex commercial litigation. She served as TYLA secretary in 2007-08. Morris has been an active member of the TYLA Board of Directors and Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Board of Directors since 2004. She has served on the Community Partners of Dallas Executive Committee and Board of Trustees since 2003 and is a member of the grant committee of the Dallas Women's Foundation. Morris earned her B.A. and J.D. from Southern Methodist University. She will serve as TYLA president from June 2010 until June 2011.
Also elected to the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors are Mark G. Daniel of Evans, Daniel, Moore & Evans in Fort Worth, Allan K. DuBois of the Law Office of Allan K. DuBois, P.C. in San Antonio, Damon D. Edwards of Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP in Houston, Bethew (Bert) Jennings III of the Jennings Law Group in Houston, and Travis J. Sales of Baker Botts L.L.P. in Houston. Visit www.texasbar.com for additional election information.
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 discipline system.