State Bar of Texas
June 29, 2012

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Dallas lawyer named 2012 Gene Cavin Award winner

Dallas attorney George “Tex” Quesada is the recipient of the 2012 Gene Cavin Award, the highest honor given annually by the State Bar of Texas in the area of continuing legal education.

The award is presented to the person who has made substantial contributions to State Bar CLE program.

Quesada is a frequent speaker at State Bar CLE seminars, including presentations such as "Advanced Strategies in Obtaining and Using Evidence", "Work Product and Attorney/Client Privilege", "Multi-Party Litigation in Medical Negligence Cases", "Preparing, Trying and Settling Auto Cases", and "Evidence Law Update.”

Quesada, who grew up in Fort Worth, Laredo and the Rio Grande Valley, has tried civil cases from one end of Texas to the other, and also practices law in New Mexico. He is a Baylor graduate who worked for the Supreme Court of Texas and is past President of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and Dallas Trial Lawyers Association. He also has served on a number of State Bar committees.

The Gene Cavin Award was established by the State Bar CLE Committee in 1989 and recognizes long-term participation in CLE activities, either seminars or publications. It is named for the founder of the Bar’s Professional Development Program, who brought the program to international prominence during his service from 1964 to 1987.

The State Bar of Texas offers a wide range of CLE opportunities to help Texas lawyers fulfill their 15-hour-a-year requirement. For more information, go to

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.

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