At its annual board and membership meeting in Austin, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association elected Baylor Law alumnus and Daingerfield lawyer Nelson Roach as 2009 President. Roach, founding member with Nix, Patterson & Roach, practices in the areas of commercial litigation, products liability law, personal injury law and toxic torts.
Ron Beal, professor of law at Baylor Law School, for the second time convinced a Texas appellate court to modify its final opinion in an appeal. The Austin Third Court of Appeals issued an opinion in the appeal of Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners v. Texas Medical Assoc., 2008 Tex. App. Lexis 6221, Westlaw 3539980 (Tex. App.-Austin 2008).
Baylor Law student Tom Jacob took home the "Mad Dog," when he was named winner of Baylor Law School's Bob and Karen Wortham "Top Gun" mini-trial competition. Jacob battled with Joel Bailey for three hours on Dec. 8 to win the coveted trophy and the title of the top Baylor Law student trial advocate.
ABA Journal has selected the blog "Law School Innovation," which is co-edited by Baylor Law Professor Mark Osler, as one of the top 100 best legal blogs by lawyers, for lawyers in the Professor category.