FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 21, 2017
Contact: Amy Starnes
Public Information Director, State Bar of Texas
Sugar Land attorney elected State Bar of Texas board chair
AUSTIN — Rehan Alimohammad of Sugar Land was elected chair of the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors during the board’s April 21 meeting in Austin. Alimohammad will take office during the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting to be held June 22-23 in Dallas. He will serve as chair until June 2018.
Alimohammad will become the first attorney of Asian descent and the first immigration attorney to hold the position. He is a partner in the Texas office of Wong Fleming in charge of immigration and tax law. He was listed as one of the Top Attorneys in Houston by Houstonia Magazine in 2013 and 2014 and has a 10.0 Superb rating on AVVO. The Texas Junior Chamber of Commerce named him one of the Five Outstanding Young Texans in 2011 for outstanding legal pro bono service.
Alimohammad is heavily involved in the community and State Bar organizations and is currently a minority director of the State Bar of Texas; member of the Executive Committee for the State Bar of Texas; State Bar advisor to the State Bar of Texas Immigration and Nationality Law Section and the Committee on Laws Relating to Immigration and Nationality; appointed legal counsel, board member, and team lead for the Diversity Action Team for the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce; first vice president for the Katy Bar Association; on the Leadership Task Force for the Katy Economic Development Council; a member of American Immigration Lawyers Association; a member of the Fort Bend County Bar Association; and a member of the Houston Bar Association serving on the Professionalism, the Minority Opportunities in the Legal Profession, and the Speakers Bureau committees.
Alimohammad regularly appeared on Houston radio from 2003 to 2013 answering immigration questions and providing updates on U.S. immigration law. He graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in accounting and received his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center in 2001.
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