Sections and Divisions

A section is comprised of lawyers who practice in similar legal specialties. Each Section is designed to offer closer association between attorneys engaged in specialized fields of law, thus providing the opportunity to share professional experiences. To join a Section, visit My Bar Page and join online.

New Lawyers: Many sections offer free memberships for attorneys licensed two years or less. As a young lawyer, you can join up to 5 sections that offer free memberships at no charge. Download the application.

For further information, contact the Sections Department at 1-800-204-2222 or (512) 427-1463 ext. 1420.

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Administrative & Public Law

Kim Kiplin, Austin

African-American Lawyers

LaKeisha Monique Forte, Irving

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Donald R. Philbin, Jr., San Antonio

Animal Law

Robyn Fae Katz, San Antonio

Antitrust and Business Litigation

Tom Jackson, Dallas


Cynthia Timms, Dallas

Asian-Pacific Interest

Ann Rita Chao, Dallas

Aviation Law

Eric Levenhagen, Houston

Bankruptcy Law

Hon. Richard S. Schmidt, Corpus Christi

Business Law

Ron Chichester, Tomball

Collaborative Law

Anne K. Shuttee, Dallas

Computer & Technology

Joseph Jacobson, Dallas

Construction Law

William W. Sommers, San Antonio

Consumer and Commercial Law

Melanie Hessler Phipps, San Antonio

Corporate Counsel

Clay B. Scheitzach, Dallas

Criminal Justice

Douglas W. Skemp, Dallas

Entertainment and Sports Law

Craig Carlyle Crafton, Dallas

Environmental and Natural Resources

Jean McLemore Flores, Dallas

Family Law

James A. Vaught, Austin

General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm

Brandon Shawn Earp, Bowie

Government Law

Kathryn Elaine Hoffman, Killeen

Health Law

Denise Webb Glass, Dallas

Hispanic Issues

Benny Agosto Jr., Houston

Immigration and Nationality Law

Lisa Reid, Houston

Individual Rights and Responsibilities

Craig Andrew Stanfield, Houston

Insurance Law

Mark A. Ticer, Dallas

Intellectual Property Law

Kristin Jordan Harkins, Plano

International Law

Andrew Melsheimer, Dallas

James C. Watson Inn of Former Officers and Directors

Deborah Jean Bullion, Sugar Land


Hon. David L. Evans, Fort Worth

Justice of the Peace Courts

Howard M. Bookstaff, Houston

Juvenile Law

Laura A. Peterson, Garland

Labor and Employment Law

C.B. Burns, El Paso

Law Student Division

Belashia S. Wallace, Humble

Legislative and Campaign Law

Ross Fischer, Austin



John Valdemar Trevino Jr., Plano


Pat Long Weaver, Midland

Litigation - Sustaining

Pat Long Weaver, Midland

Military and Veterans Law

Linda K. Webster, Harker Heights

Municipal Judges

Hon. Joyce Elaine Marshall-Augustine, Houston

Native American Law

Ron Jackson, Ysleta Del Sur

Oil, Gas, and Energy Resources Law

David Michael Patton, Houston

Paralegal Division

Misti Dyane Janes, Amarillo

Poverty Law

Matthew Brian Probus, Sugar Land

Public Utility Law

Susan C. Gentz, Austin

Real Estate, Probate & Trust

Richard L. Spencer, Houston

School Law

Juan J. Cruz, Laredo


Andrius R. Kontrimas, Houston

Women and the Law

Eleanor Anne Bryant, San Antonio

Workers' Compensation

Michael L. Sprain, Houston