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Joe Escobedo Jr. of McAllen elected State Bar of Texas board chair

Joe Escobedo Jr.2315102310-362HORSESHOE BAY, TEXAS — McAllen attorney Joe Escobedo Jr. was elected chair of the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors during the board’s April 15 meeting in Horseshoe Bay. Escobedo will take office during the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting to be held June 16-17 in Fort Worth. He will serve as chair until June 2017.

Escobedo is a partner in Escobedo & Cardenas Attorneys at Law in McAllen. He is board certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, representing clients in complex commercial and tort-based litigation.

Escobedo is an AV-rated attorney who has been selected to Super Lawyers, a Thompson Reuters publication, each year from 2006 to 2015. He also is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and has authored numerous continuing legal education articles.

Born in Mission, Texas, Escobedo received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 1989. He also has obtained certification as a mediator by The Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution at UT’s School of Law.

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Continuing Legal Education

June 2015 – Joe was appointed to the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Standing Committee for the State Bar of Texas

Texas Bar Foundation

December 2013 – Joe was elected as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation

TEX-ABOTA Amicus Committee

February 19, 2015 – Joe was appointed to the TEX-ABOTA Amicus Committee

Diversity of Membership Committee

January 2014 – Joe was appointed to the Diversity of Membership Committee for the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

Texas Minority Counsel Program

January 13, 2015 – Joe was appointed to the Steering Committee for the Texas Minority Counsel Program (TMCP)

Presidential Citation

June 17, 2015 – Joe received the Presidential Citation from State Bar President Trey Apffel for his commitment to the Solo and Small Firm Outreach Program.

Ad Hoc Committee to Select Minority Directors

June 2015 – Joe was appointed Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee to Select Minority Directors

State Bar of Texas Board of Directors

June 2015 – Joe was selected to the Executive Committee for the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors

Board of Directors for District 12

June 2015 – Joe began his second year on the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors for District 12