TYLA Officers


Rebekah Steely Brooker, President


Dustin M. Howell, Chair


Sam Houston, Vice President


Baili B. Rhodes, Secretary


John W. Shaw, Treasurer


C. Barrett Thomas, President-elect


Priscilla D. Camacho, Chair-elect


Kristy Blanchard, Immediate Past President

TYLA Directors


Amanda A. Abraham, District 1


Sharesa Y. Alexander, Minority At-Large Director


Raymond J. Baeza, District 14

    Aaron J. Burke, District 5, Place 1

Aaron T. Capps, District 5, Place 2


D. Lance Currie, District 5, Place 3


Laura W. Docker, District 10, Place 1

    Andrew Dornburg, District 21
    John W. Ellis, District 8, Place 2
    Zeke Fortenberry, District 4

Bill Gardner, District 5, Place 4


Morgan L. Gaskin, District 6, Place 5

    Nick Guinn, District 18, Place 1

Adam C. Harden, District 6, Place 6


Amber L. James, District 17


Curtis W. Lucas, District 9

    Rudolph K. Metayer, District 8, Palce 1

Laura Pratt, District 3

    Sally Pretorius, District 8, Place 2

Baili B. Rhodes, District 2


Alex B. Roberts, District 6, Place 3

    Eduardo Romero, District 19
    Michelle P. Scheffler, District 6, Place 2

John W. Shaw, District 10, Place 2

    Nicole Soussan, District 6, Place 4
    L. Brook Stuntebeck, District 11

C. Barrett Thomas, District 15

    Judge Amanda N. Torres, Minority At-Large Director

Shannon Steel White, District 12

    Brandy Wingate Voss, District 13
    Veronica S. Wolfe, District 18, Place 2

Baylor Wortham, District 7

    Alex Yarbrough, District 16


Justice Paul W. Green, Supreme Court Liaison


Jenny Smith, Access To Justice Liaison


Brandon Crisp, ABA YLD District 25 Representative


Travis Patterson, ABA/YLD District 26 Representative


Assistant Dean Jill Nikirk, Law School Liaison


Belashia Wallace, Law Student Liaison


TYLA Office

Tracy Brown, Director of Administration
Bree Trevino, Project Coordinator

Michelle Palacios, Office Manager
General Questions: tyla@texasbar.com

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 12487, Capitol Station
Austin, Texas 78711-2487
(800) 204-2222 ext. 1529
FAX: (512) 427-4117

Street Address

1414 Colorado, 4th Floor
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 427-1529


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Texas Access To Justice Commission Update

Texas Access To Justice Commission Update

The Access to Justice Campaign Raises $1 Million

We’re thrilled to announce that the 2013 Access to Justice Campaign passed the $1,000,000 mark! Thank you to our 260 inaugural Champion of Justice Society members and everyone who contributed.

We especially want to thank the 1,074 members of TYLA who contributed to the Access to Justice Campaign. Young lawyers were 15% of our donors this year! Your support is critical to improving access to justice for all Texans, and we’re excited to reach this important milestone with your help.

We're also recognizing the Champions of Justice Law Firms across the state that provided outstanding support to the campaign:

Award Winners for Highest Amount Raised

Vinson & Elkins $49,290
Norton Rose Fulbright $21,325
Andrews Kurth $16,385
Baker Botts $15,580
Jackson Walker $11,100
Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody $6,6660

Honorable Mention: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld; Jones Day

Award Winners for Highest Percentage of Participation


Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta 100%
Beirne Maynard & Parsons  100%
Eichelbaum Wardell Hansen Powell & Mehl  100%
George Brothers Kincaid & Horton 100%
KoonsFuller 100%
Lynch, Chappell & Alsup  100%
Slack & Davis   100%
Wood, Boykin & Wolter  100%
Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason 100%
Davidson Troilo Ream & Garza 95%

Honorable Mentions: Bain, Files, Jarrett, Bain & Harrison; Cantilo & Bennett; Elrod; Eberstein & Witherite; Ireland, Carroll & Kelley; Reeves & Brightwell; Roach & Newton; Tate Moerer & King; Tekell, Book, Allen & Morris; Tom Rhodes Law Firm; Trevino, Valls & Haynes

Your contributions go directly to legal aid programs that help low-income clients with their critical legal needs. Thank you again for joining us in the important work of improving access to justice.