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January 17, 2017
Contact: Amy Starnes
Public Information Director, State Bar of Texas
(800) 204-2222, ext. 1706, or (512) 427-1706
astarnes@texasbar.com

Media Advisory: State Bar to honor McAllen attorneys

When: Between noon and 1 p.m. Friday, January 20

Where: DoubleTree Suites, 1800 S. 2nd St., McAllen, TX 78503

What: The State Bar of Texas Board of Directors and President Frank Stevenson will present resolutions to McAllen attorneys Victor A. Flores and Dan K. Worthington for outstanding service to the legal profession and the greater McAllen community.

Media Note: The board is expected to adopt the resolutions without comment during its meeting, which begins at 9 a.m. Friday, January 20. The resolutions will be presented during a luncheon immediately following the meeting. If you can’t attend but would like to receive a photo for publication of the recipients receiving their awards, please email astarnes@texasbar.com.

Background: The State Bar of Texas Board of Directors meets quarterly in different cities across the state. At these meetings, the board may adopt resolutions honoring local attorneys or judges for exceptional service to the profession and community. Selections are made after seeking input from local State Bar directors, area bar associations, colleagues, and others familiar with the work of the attorneys or judges receiving the recognition.

Prior to becoming a licensed attorney in 2013, Flores served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is a veteran of the Iraq War who now works as an assistant city attorney in the McAllen City Attorney’s Office. Flores is being honored for his extensive involvement in public service and educational efforts, including the Texas Young Lawyers Association’s Vote America! project, which aims to educate high school students about their civic duty to vote.

Worthington became a licensed attorney in 1992. He is a partner at Atlas Hall & Rodriguez LLP in McAllen. Before that he served as a captain in the U.S. Army, where he was awarded several medals. Worthington is being honored for his outstanding volunteer service and his commitment to the legal community in Hidalgo County and across the state.

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