2022-2023 State Bar
The State Bar of Texas Board of Directors approved the nominations of Joe Escobedo Jr., of Edinburg, and Cindy V. Tisdale, of Granbury, as president-elect candidates at its meeting on September 24, 2021. Texas lawyers will vote for the president-elect and district directors from April 1 to May 2. The winner will serve as president-elect from June 2022 to June 2023 and as president from June 2023 to June 2024. For more information, go to texasbar.com/elections.
Joe Escobedo Jr.
Joe Escobedo Jr., a partner in Escobedo & Cardenas in Edinburg, represents clients in complex commercial and tort-based litigation. He is certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Escobedo earned his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1989.
He served as 2016-2017 chair of the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors. He serves on the Texas Bar Foundation Board of Trustees and is a commissioner on the Texas Access to Justice Commission. Escobedo was chair of 2021-2022 State Bar President Sylvia Borunda Firth’s Task Force on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and previously served on the steering committee for the Texas Minority Counsel Program.
He is a certified mediator by the Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Escobedo is fluent in Spanish.
Cindy V. Tisdale
Cindy V. Tisdale, with the Law Office of Cindy V. Tisdale in Granbury and of counsel to Lynch, Chappell & Alsup in Midland, is certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She earned her J.D. from Baylor Law School in 1995.
Tisdale served as 2013-2014 chair of the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors. She also served as chair of the Texas Bar Foundation from 2017 to 2018 and chair of the State Bar Family Law Section from 2017 to 2018.
She is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a fellow in the American Academy of Family Law Specialists, a fellow in the International Academy of Family Law Specialists, a member of the Texas Bar College, and a member of the Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas.