Baylor Law Alumnus Installed as President of Texas Trial Lawyers Association

Dec. 15, 2009
News Photo 4832Baylor Law School alumnus George "Tex" Quesada

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At its Annual Board and Membership Meeting in Austin, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA) installed Baylor Law School alumnus and Dallas lawyer George "Tex" Quesada as its 2010 president. Quesada follows fellow Baylor Law alumnus Nelson Roach as head of the professional organization comprised exclusively of attorneys whose primary area of practice is representing plaintiffs in the civil justice system.

Quesada, who grew up in Laredo, Fort Worth and the Rio Grande Valley, received his law degree from Baylor Law School in 1986 and is the first TTLA member of Hispanic heritage to hold the position of president. Quesada, a partner in the Dallas law firm of Sommerman & Quesada, has served on the TTLA Board of Directors since 1996 and is the former president of the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association.

He worked as a briefing attorney for the Supreme Court of Texas and has held positions on numerous State Bar committees including the Pattern Jury Charge Committee and the Local Grievance Committee. Quesada is a frequent speaker at Continuing Legal Education Seminars on a variety of topics, including "Advanced Strategies in Obtaining and Using Evidence," "Work Product and Attorney/Client Privilege" "Punitive Damages After Moriel," "Multi-Party Litigation in Medical Negligence Cases," "Strippers, Bar-B-Que's and Toyota's Punitive Damages after Moriel and Tort Reform," "Preparing, Trying and Settling Auto Cases" and "Evidence Law Update."

He is listed in The Best Lawyers in the United States and has been named a "Super Lawyer" since 2003. Quesada is also licensed to practice in New Mexico and has argued cases before the Supreme Court of Texas, the Courts of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit and Eighth Circuit, plus most Courts of Appeals in Texas.

"Baylor Law School is so proud of Tex moving to the forefront of leadership in this important professional venue," said Baylor Law Dean Brad Toben. "Tex joins three other Baylor lawyers - George Chandler, John Eddie Williams and immediate past president Nelson Roach - who have led the TTLA in recent years. Baylor law students are taught to serve, and I can't think of a finer example of service than Tex."

TTLA was founded in 1949 to protect the rights of Texas' families and provides products, services, information and continuing education seminars for its members.

Contact: Julie Carlson, Baylor Law School, 254-710-6681

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