Baylor Lawyer Charlie Ginn (JD ’13) has been named the chair-elect of the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors. He will take office in June 2020 and serve as board chair until June 2021.
After graduating from Baylor Law in 2013, Ginn worked as an assistant district attorney in Collin County, TX. He now specializes in personal injury at The McGraw Law Group in McKinney and has served on the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors since 2018. In addition, Ginn served as board advisor to the Jury Service Committee and Laws Relating to Immigration and Nationality Committee as well as the Animal Law Section and General Practice Sections of the State Bar.
“Charlie is one of the hardest working and most dedicated trial lawyers I’ve had the privilege to teach and know,” stated one of Ginn’s Practice Court professors, Jim Wren, “We’ll all benefit by having him hard at work with the State Bar Board of Directors.”
Ginn’s Baylor Law roots run deep. He is the grandson of Baylor Lawyer William McDowell (JD ‘66), he was born on the morning of his father, John Ginn’s (JD ’89) Practice Court final exam and met his wife, Catherine (Cook) Ginn (JD ’12) while studying at the law center.
“Baylor Law has always been a huge blessing for my family and I’ve had the blessing of being influenced by so many great Baylor faculty members,” stated Charlie after being named the chair-elect for the State Bar of Texas, who added, “When I left Baylor I thought being a Baylor Lawyer meant that I was an adequate and competent litigator. As I continued in my practice, I thought being a Baylor Lawyer meant practicing with confidence that was developed by the great instruction I had received. It wasn’t until recently that I realized that being a Baylor Lawyer meant leading and serving within our community.”
“Charlie Ginn represents the best of the ideals of Baylor Law. He is motivated to serve by virtue of his upbringing, his faith, and his experience at Baylor Law,” stated Dean Brad Toben, adding, “Charlie also has been blessed by terrific people skills and an unending work ethic. I am so proud of Charlie. He’s been selected to chair the board of the second largest bar association in the nation. That would an accomplishment for any lawyer, but to be given this responsibility early in his career is evidence of the high esteem with which his colleagues in the bar hold Charlie.”
Ginn is a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association and is serving a term on the Texas Trial Lawyers Board of Advocates from 2018 to 2021. In 2019, he was awarded the Reich Chandler Outstanding Advocate Award by the Texas Trial Lawyers Association.
The State Bar of Texas is an administrative agency of the Supreme Court of Texas that provides educational programs for the legal profession and the public, administers the minimum continuing legal education program for attorneys, and manages the attorney discipline system. The State Bar is governed by a board of directors with 46 volunteer voting members from across the state.
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