AUSTIN—On Friday, June 17, Dallas Bar Association past president Frank Stevenson, a partner at Locke Lord LLP, was sworn in as the 2016-2017 State Bar of Texas President. The ceremony took place during the State Bar of Texas’ Annual Meeting in Fort Worth.
Mr. Stevenson served as State Bar of Texas President-Elect for the 2015-2016 term. He served on the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors (2010-2014) and as its chair in 2012-2013. He has chaired the Campaign for Equal Access to Justice and currently serves on the Legislative Advisory Committee of the Texas Access to Justice Commission. He is a member of the Pro Bono Work Group of the State Bar Board of Directors and is a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas.
In 2008, Mr. Stevenson served as president of the Dallas Bar Association. During his tenure, he co-founded the Transition to Law Practice Program, a mentoring program that also trains new lawyers with targeted CLE regarding law practice management, effective client representation, pro bono opportunities, wellness issues and career development. Mr. Stevenson is also the Founding Chair of the Summer Law Intern Program which offers law firm internships to minority students in the Dallas ISD. Mr. Stevenson was awarded the State Bar’s “Best Series of Articles” for his Headnotes President’s Columns.
Mr. Stevenson is a member of the Dallas Bar Foundation Board of Trustees where he served as Secretary-Treasurer. He is a Sustaining Life Fellow of the Dallas Bar Foundation, a Sustaining Life Fellow of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, a Sustaining Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and a Fellow of the American Bar Association.
An active participant in his community, he serves as an Associate Member of the Dallas Citizens Council, a Director of the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Dallas Foundation’s Scholarship Committee and as President of the Sammons Center for the Arts.
Mr. Stevenson is AV Preeminent© in Banking and Finance Law and in Transportation Law by American Lawyer magazine and Martindale-Hubbell.