News From Around The Bar
Kristina Kastl Elected Dallas Bar Association President
Kristina “Krisi” Kastl, a personal injury attorney and founder of Kastl Law, was inaugurated as 113th president of the Dallas Bar Association, or DBA, on January 22. She has served on the DBA Board of Directors for many years and served as president of the Dallas Women Lawyers Association in 2011 and the Texas Women Lawyers from 2018 to 2019. Kastl served as chair of the American Association for Justice Women Trial Lawyers Caucus from 2018 to 2019. She is a Texas Bar Foundation fellow. Other officers serving on the board are President-elect Cheryl Camin Murray, of GI Alliance; First Vice President Bill Mateja, of Sheppard Mullin; Second Vice President Vicki Blanton, of AT&T; Secretary/Treasurer Liz Cedillo-Pereira, of the city of Dallas; and Immediate Past President Aaron Z. Tobin, of Condon Tobin Sladek Thornton Nerenberg. For more information about the Dallas Bar Association, go to dallasbar.org.
State Bar President-elect Candidates to
Answer Questions in Online Forums
State Bar of Texas president-elect candidates Joe Escobedo and Cindy Tisdale will participate in live, virtual candidate forums from noon to 1 p.m. Central on March 10 and April 5. Free registration is required. Go to texasbar.com/election and click on the desired date to register. Submit questions for the candidates in advance by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or during the forums by using the Zoom Q&A feature. If submitting questions by email, please use the subject line “Questions for the Candidates.” The candidate forums are not approved for CLE credit.
Committee Seeks Public Comments on
Proposed Ethics Opinion
The Professional Ethics Committee for the State Bar of Texas is
accepting public comments on the following proposed ethics opinion
through April 2:
Proposed Opinion 22-1: Is it a violation of the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct for a plaintiff’s personal injury lawyer to enter into an agreement to personally indemnify and hold harmless the defendant, the defendant’s lawyer, or the defendant’s insurer from medical liens and reimbursement claims? If so, is it a violation of the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct for a defendant’s lawyer to demand that the plaintiff’s lawyer enter into such an agreement?
Go to texasbar.com/pec and click on “Opinions Open for Public Comment” to read the proposed opinion and provide comments.
San Antonio Bar Foundation
Welcomes 2022 Fellows Class
The San Antonio Bar Foundation elected 28 fellows to its 2022 class. Selection as a foundation fellow is by nomination only and is restricted to members of the San Antonio Bar Association. Fellows must demonstrate professional achievement, an exemplary reputation, and commitment to the legal community. Each year’s class is limited to no more than one-third of 1% of SABA members and subject to confirmation by the San Antonio Bar Foundation Board of Trustees.
Members of the 2022 class are: Rebecca Hughes Aduddell, of Gonzalez Chiscano Angulo & Kasson; Stephen J. Ahl, of Langley & Banack; Judge Rosie Alvarado, of the 438th Civil District Court; David Angulo, of Gonzalez Chiscano Angulo & Kasson; Tom Bagby, of Tom Bagby Law Firm; Paul D. Barkhurst, of Barkhurst & Hinojosa; Andrew L. Baumgardner, of Jackson Walker; Vanessa Y. Cantu, of Gonzalez Chiscano Angulo & Kasson; Kacy Cigarroa, of Kruger Carson; Inga Cotton, of San Antonio Charter Moms; Jeffrey Davis, of Davis Law Firm; Charlie Deacon, of Norton Rose Fulbright; Stephen T. Dennis, of Clark Hill; Judge Monique Diaz, of the 150th Civil District Court; George P. Escobedo, of The Law Office of George P. Escobedo & Associates; Jennifer Espronceda, of Espronceda Law; Joe A. Gamez, of Joe A. Gamez Law Firm; Nicole E. Jackson, of Rosenblatt Law Firm; David Khirallah, of Thompson Coe; Edward B. Marvin, of Gunn, Lee & Cave; Lawrence G. Morales, of The Morales Law Firm; Matthew Myers, of Myers Immigration Law; Roxie Parker, of R L Parker Law; Rachel Reuter, of Reuter Law Group; Carla Martinez Riedl, of the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office; Judge David J. Rodriguez, of Bexar County Court at Law No. 3; Brad Lee Sklencar, of Resnick & Louis; and Aimeé Vidaurri, of Norton Rose Fulbright.
More than 650 fellows volunteer and financially support the foundation’s programs and mission. For more information about the San Antonio Bar Association, the San Antonio Bar Foundation, and the fellows program, go to sabar.org.TBJ