Houston Chapter

Houston Officers

Mr. Jerry Young

President, Houston Chapter (12/31/17)

Ms. Erin Lunceford

President-Elect, Houston Chapter (12/31/17)

Mr. Pete Patterson

Treasurer, Houston Chapter (12/31/17)

Mr. Pete Patterson

Secretary, Houston Chapter (12/31/17)

Ms. Erin Lunceford

National Board Representative, HoustonChapter (12/31/18)

Mr. Charlie Henke

National Board Representative, Houston Chapter (12/31/18)

Mr. Andrew Alan Edison

National Board Representative, Houston Chapter (12/31/20)

Mr. Don Kidd

National Board Representative, Houston Chapter (12/31/20)

Mr. John H. Kim

National Board Representative, Houston Chapter (12/31/20)

Ms. Manpreet Singh

National Board Representative, Houston Chapter (12/31/20)

Ms. Gwen E. Richard

National Board Representative, Houston Chapter (12/31/20)

Ms. Cindy Diggs

National Board Representative, Houston Chapter (12/31/20)

Mr. John Newton

National Board Representative, Houston Chapter (12/31/20)

Houston Chapter News

Kat Gallagher Receives 2016 Women In Law Award

KAT GALLAGHER RECEIVES 2016 WOMEN IN LAW AWARD March 23, 2016 – Beck Redden LLP is pleased to announce that partner Kat Gallagher has been selected by Lawyer Monthly magazine as a recipient of the 2016 Women in Law Award in recognition of her outstanding...

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Membership Nomination Forms for Houston Chapter

Here are the forms that are used SPECIFICALLY by the Houston chapter. The NOMINATION FORM, which requires a second nominator The WORKSHEETS (A,B,C and D) which must be signed by the nominee and the nominator. Worksheet A is the most important, as there...

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Benny Agosto, Jr. Honored

Hispanic National Bar Association President,  Recipient of Houston Texans’ Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award 2012 named one of the 101 Most Influential Leaders in the LatinoCommunity in America by  Latino Leaders Magazine. Benny is a partner at Abraham,...

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Houston Chapter Nominations and Forms

Here is the schedule for the 2018 Houston chapter nominations:
Nominations Open: March 19
Nominations Close: April 13|
Committee Meeting: April 24
Vetting of Nominees due June 1
Executive Com Meeting: June 5
General Mtg/Vote: June 19 (Briar Club)

Note that our forms are slightly different from the National forms, so please use these forms.  They have the date 31818 in the lower right hand corner.

Houston ABOTA Chapter Nomination-031818 (PDF)
Houston ABOTA Chapter Nomination-031818 (Word)
– nominator completes and gets a Second Nominator to sign

2018 Houston Worksheets A-D (PDF)
2018 Houston Worksheets-031318 (Excel)
– There are 4 different sheets for different kinds of trial situations – nominee completes these, then Nominator reviews and signs

The Nomination Process

  • Member nominates with Nomination Form, Nominees complete Worksheets, Member reviews and signs, then sends to current chapter President by date specified
  • Membership Committee meets, reviews nominations
  • Executive Committee makes final review, sets ballot
  • General Membership Meeting – members vote on nominees
  • Candidates for membership complete ABOTA Application, send with check for $300 to current chapter President by date specified
  • Chapter President submits all applications and worksheets to National ABOTA Executive Membership Committee for approval
  • ABOTA Executive Membership Committee meets during National Board Meeting, reviews applications
  • New members are notified
  • New members inducted at Annual Dinner at the end of the year