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.

Section
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Chair
Dues

Administrative & Public Law

Kim Kiplin, Austin

$25

African-American Lawyers

LaKeisha Monique Forte, Irving

$25

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Donald R. Philbin, Jr., San Antonio

$30

Animal Law

Robyn Fae Katz, San Antonio

$20

Antitrust and Business Litigation

Tom Jackson, Dallas

$20

Appellate

Cynthia Timms, Dallas

$25

Asian-Pacific Interest

Ann Rita Chao, Dallas

$15

Aviation Law

Eric Levenhagen, Houston

$20

Bankruptcy Law

Hon. Richard S. Schmidt, Corpus Christi

$25

Business Law

Ron Chichester, Tomball

$30

Collaborative Law

Anne K. Shuttee, Dallas

$25

Computer & Technology

Joseph Jacobson, Dallas

$25

Construction Law

William W. Sommers, San Antonio

$30

Consumer and Commercial Law

Melanie Hessler Phipps, San Antonio

$30

Corporate Counsel

Clay B. Scheitzach, Dallas

$30

Criminal Justice

Douglas W. Skemp, Dallas

$20

Entertainment and Sports Law

Craig Carlyle Crafton, Dallas

$30

Environmental and Natural Resources

Jean McLemore Flores, Dallas

$30

Family Law

James A. Vaught, Austin

$40

General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm

Brandon Shawn Earp, Bowie

$20

Government Law

Kathryn Elaine Hoffman, Killeen

$20

Health Law

Denise Webb Glass, Dallas

$20

Hispanic Issues

Benny Agosto Jr., Houston

$20

Immigration and Nationality Law

Lisa Reid, Houston

$20

Individual Rights and Responsibilities

Craig Andrew Stanfield, Houston

$15

Insurance Law

Mark A. Ticer, Dallas

$30

Intellectual Property Law

Kristin Jordan Harkins, Plano

$30

International Law

Andrew Melsheimer, Dallas

$30

James C. Watson Inn of Former Officers and Directors

Deborah Jean Bullion, Sugar Land

$15 (limited membership)

Judicial

Hon. David L. Evans, Fort Worth

$30 (limited membership)

Justice of the Peace Courts

Howard M. Bookstaff, Houston

$20

Juvenile Law

Laura A. Peterson, Garland

$25

Labor and Employment Law

C.B. Burns, El Paso

$30

Law Student Division

Belashia S. Wallace, Humble

$15

Legislative and Campaign Law

Ross Fischer, Austin

$20

LGBT Law

John Valdemar Trevino Jr., Plano

$20

Litigation

Pat Long Weaver, Midland

$30

Litigation - Sustaining

Pat Long Weaver, Midland

$100

Military and Veterans Law

Linda K. Webster, Harker Heights

$15

Municipal Judges

Hon. Joyce Elaine Marshall-Augustine, Houston

$15 (limited membership)

Native American Law

Ron Jackson, Ysleta Del Sur

$20

Oil, Gas, and Energy Resources Law

David Michael Patton, Houston

$35

Paralegal Division

Misti Dyane Janes, Amarillo

Poverty Law

Matthew Brian Probus, Sugar Land

$15

Public Utility Law

Susan C. Gentz, Austin

$10

Real Estate, Probate & Trust

Richard L. Spencer, Houston

$30

School Law

Juan J. Cruz, Laredo

$25

Tax

Andrius R. Kontrimas, Houston

$35

Women and the Law

Eleanor Anne Bryant, San Antonio

$25

Workers' Compensation

Michael L. Sprain, Houston

$25