June 20, 2018
Contact: Amy Starnes
Public Information Director, State Bar of Texas
(800) 204-2222, ext. 1706, or (512) 427-1706


State Bar of Texas board elects Ross Fischer as general counsel

AUSTIN — The State Bar of Texas Board of Directors voted unanimously today to elect Ross Fischer of Austin as general counsel to the board.

Fischer is an attorney with the Gober Group who specializes in legislative and campaign law, professional ethics, and government integrity matters. His clients include elected officials, candidates, trade associations, political committees, local governments, municipalities, and corporations.

A graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, Fischer is regularly called upon to advise public entities on matters involving legislative law, public integrity, and campaign and election procedures.

“Mr. Fischer comes to the position with a vast amount of experience, and the Board of Directors is eager to work with him,” State Bar President Tom Vick said.

The State Bar board voted unanimously in January to approve the hiring of a general counsel, a statutory position under the State Bar Act. The General Counsel Search Committee interviewed six Texas lawyers out of 12 respondents for the position before recommending Fischer to the board in May.

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