Current Officers

Please note all current officers are in office until 12/31/23

Ms. Sherie Potts Beckman


Hon. Caroline E. Baker

President Elect

Hon. Elizabeth "Peach" Ray

Foundation Director

Mr. Dwaine M. Massey


Mr. Donald Hamilton Kidd

Immediate Past President

National Board Representatives

Mr. John H. Kim
Hon. Manpreet K. Singh
Mr. Donald Hamilton Kidd
Hon. Andrew Edison
Mr. Pete T. Patterson
Hon. Caroline E. Baker
Mr. Dwaine M. Massey
Hon. Elizabeth Ray
Mr. Don Jackson
Mr. Alistair Dawson
Ms. Cynthia Diggs - Presidential Appointee
Mr. Bruce Hurley - Presidential Appointee
Mr. Charlie Henke - Presidential Appointee
Hon. Patricia Kerrigan - Presidential Appointee
Joseph Alan Callier - Presidential Appointee
Eileen O'Neill - Presidential Appointee

Past Presidents

2023 - Sherie Beckman

2022 - Don Kidd

2021 - Alistair Dawson

2020 - Pete Patterson (COVID pandemic year)

2019 - Hon. Erin Lunceford

2018 - Jerry Young

2017 - Gwen Richard

2016 - Joseph Callier

2015 - Kat Gallagher

2014 - Bruce Hurley

2013 - Hon. Pat Kerrigan

2012 - John Kim

2011 - Murray Fogler

2010 - Don Jackson

2009 - Craig Smyser

2008 - Robin Gibbs

2007 - Reagan Simpson

2006 - Richard LaGarde

2005 - Dick Law

2004 - Alice Oliver-Parrott

2003 - Charles B. Holm

2002 - Hartley Hampton

2001 - Daniel A. Hyde

2000 - Julius Glickman

1999 - D. Dudley Oldham

1998 - William E. Matthews

1997 - William E. Matthews

1996 - Paul F. Jensen

- Kenneth Tekell, Sr.

- Ottway Denny

- Nick Nichols

- Henry Geisel

1977 - Gerald Coley

- There were really no records kept until 1996. The Presidents with no dates were in the 1990s.

Houston Upcoming Events

Houston Recent News

Houston 2023 Annual Dinner & Awards Honors Legends in Law

The Houston chapter held its Annual Awards Dinner & New Member induction on Saturday, November 4, 2023, at the Briar Club in Houston. ABOTA

Cynthia Diggs, Champions the Right to In-Person Jury Trials

Houston ABOTA member Cindy Diggs led one of ABOTA’s efforts last year to help preserve the right to trial by jury in the Texas

Manpreet Monica Singh, First Elected Female Sikh Judge in the Nation

In 2023, Houston ABOTA member Manpreet Monica Singh was sworn in as the first elected female Sikh judge in in the United States, and
Harris County Courthouse in historic district of downtown Houston, Texas.

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