DBA Board Chair and Vice Chair Elected
Rob Crain, Chair Michael Hurst, Vice Chair
At its January Organizational Meeting, theDallas Bar Association Board of Directors electedRob Crain Chair of the Board and Michael K. Hurst Vice-Chair of the Board for 2013.
Mr. Crain, of Crain Lewis, LLP, is the immediate past Chair of the Campaign for Equal Access to Justice and has served as Chair of the Public Forum Committee, the Speakers Committee and was the co-founder of the DAYL Freedom Run among other activities. He is a Sustaining Life Fellow of the Dallas Bar Foundation and Board Advisor to the Tort & Insurance Practice Section, the Golf Committee and the Entertainment Committee. Additionally, Mr. Crain is a Past Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texas and serves as a Director of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Crain is the Immediate Past Chair of Highland Park United Methodist Church, Global Outreach Committee.
Mr. Hurst, of Gruber HurstJohansen Hail Shank LLP is the Chair of the Campaign for Equal Access to Justiceand is the Vice-Chair of the Bylaws Committee and the Trial Skills Section. His service as a DBA Committee Chair includes Chair of the Judiciary Committee, the Law Day Committee and the Finance Committee. He joined the DBA Board of Directors in1999 as President of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers. Mr. Hurst is a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, a Fellow of the Dallas Bar Foundation and serves as a Director and member of the Executive Committee of the South Texas College of Law.
The Board also appointed Hon. King Fifer of County Court at Law No. 2 to serve as the judicial at-large position. He is a graduate of the University of Tulsa Law School and is a past Co-Chair of the DBA’s Bench Bar Conference Committee. Judge Fifer is the Board Advisor to the Library Committee and Health Law Section.
Filling a two-year at-large director position is A. Shonn Brown. Ms. Brown, a graduate of SMU Dedman School of Law, is a Partner at Gruber HurstJohansen Hail Shank LLP where her practice focuses on commercial litigation, employment, securities and energy law. She has been active in numerous DBA sections and committees throughout the years and is the Board Advisor to the Minority Participation Committee and the Franchise & Distribution Law Section. She is Board Advisor and Chair of the Pictorial Directory Committee.
The 2013 board will also include: President Sally Crawford; President-Elect Scott McElhaney; First Vice PresidentBrad Weber; Second Vice President Jerry Alexander; Secretary-Treasurer John A. Goren; Immediate Past President Paul K. Stafford; and Directors Wm. Frank Carroll, Laura Benitez Geisler, Hon. Martin Hoffman, Michele Wong Krause, Angelina LaPenotiere, Karen McCloud, Christina McCracken, Mandy Price, Sarah Rogers, Mary Scott, Scott Stolley, Diane Sumoski, Robert Tobey, Aaron Tobin and Jennifer Wang.