January 22, 2018
Contact: Amy Starnes
Public Information Director, State Bar of Texas
(800) 204-2222, ext. 1706, or (512) 427-1706

Media Advisory:

State Bar to honor two San Antonio-area attorneys for their dedication, efforts after Sutherland Springs mass killing

When: 9 a.m. Friday, January 26

Where: San Antonio Hyatt Regency Hill Country, 9800 Hyatt Resort Drive, San Antonio, TX 78251

What: The State Bar of Texas Board of Directors and President Tom Vick will present resolutions to San Antonio-area attorneys Tom Caldwell and Sarah Dingivan for outstanding service to the legal profession and the greater San Antonio community in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and the tragic loss of life at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs.

Media Note: State Bar President Tom Vick will present the resolutions soon after the start of the board meeting, which begins at 9 a.m. 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.

Tom Caldwell, county attorney for Wilson County, was instrumental in pulling the local legal community together to assist victims of the First Baptist Church shooting in Sutherland Springs. Caldwell served as a local resource for volunteer attorneys as they assisted victims and survivors of the tragic event. Caldwell also maintains a solo practice in San Antonio. He continues to serve in the United States Army Reserve and was deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 2011-2012.

Sarah Dingivan, managing attorney for the San Antonio Bar Association’s Community Justice Program, went above and beyond her regular duties to serve Community Justice Program clients in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and the First Baptist Church shooting. She became a reassuring lifeline to the program’s clients in a time of crisis. Dingivan also served six years in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps.

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