WACO, Texas -
The Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA) elected John Lin McCraw, JD '91, as the 2017 president and Glenn W. Cunningham, JD '90, as the 2017 president-elect.
John Lin McCraw, of The McCraw Law Group in McKinney, joined TTLA in 1995. He has served on the TTLA Board of Directors for 11 years and most recently held the positions of vice president of legislative affairs during the 2015 Legislative session, and president-elect in 2016. He has been named a Texas Super Lawyer since 2010.
Glenn W. Cunningham, of the Law Offices of Glenn W. Cunningham in San Antonio, joined TTLA in 2002. He is on the Executive Committee of the National Trial Lawyers and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and most recently served as TTLA's vice president of finance in 2016. He is also a past president of the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association. Cunningham has been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Texas by the National Trial Lawyers.
The elections of McCraw and Cunningham mark the seventh and eight times a Baylor Lawyer will lead the TTLA in the last 15 years. Previous Baylor Lawyers who have served as TTLA president include George Chandler in 2003, John Eddie Williams in 2004, Nelson Roach in 2009, George "Tex" Quesada in 2010, Steve Harrison in 2012, and Bryan Blevins in 2015.
CONTACT: Berkley Knas, Alumni Relations
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