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Solo & Small Firm Section

The Solo & Small Firm Section provides meaningful and practical continuing legal education to its members and assists members in achieving economics in law office administration and procedure. The Section generally meets the first Wednesday of the month at noon. It also sponsors several social networking events during the year and, from time to time, full or half day CLE programs of interest to solo practitioners and small law firms.

Upcoming CLE: 

Please join us Wednesday, July 8, 2015 from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. at the Belo.

Chad Ruback, whose practice has always been limited to appellate law, will present “There are Traps in the TRAPs: What You Need to Know to Handle an Appeal.” The presentation will help guide lawyers through the process of handling their first appeal.

Chad Ruback is a past president of the DAYL and he has received several distinctions in his career. For more information on Chad please visit

We look forward to seeing you on July 8, 2015. If you have any questions, concerns or ideas for future CLE presentations for our Solo and Small Firm section please contact Krisi Kastl, chair of the Solo and Small Firm at or at 214-797-5393 cell or 214-821-0230 office.  

Meeting Schedule

The Dallas Bar Association Solo & Small Firm Section generally meets the first Wednesday of every month. However, please check back regularly as there will be variations to accomodate some of our programming.

2015 Section Officers:

Name: Krisi Kastl
Officer Position: Chair
Firm: Kastl Law, P.C.
Firm Address: 4144 N. Central Expressway, Suite 300
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75204
Business Phone: 214-821-0230

Name: Don Uloth
Officer Position: Vice Chair
Firm: Donald E. Uloth, P.C.
Firm Address: 15150 Preston Road, Suite 300
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75248
Business Phone: 214-725-0260

Name: David Vassar
Officer Position: Secretary/Treasurer
Firm: Nesbitt Vassar & McCown, L.L.P.
Firm Address: 15851 Dallas Parkway, Suite 800
Firm City, State, Zip: Addison, TX 75001
Business Phone: 972-371-2414

Name: Karen McCloud
Officer Position: Immediate Past Chair 
Firm: Karen D. McCloud, P.C.
Firm Address: 3102 Maple Avenue, Suite 400
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75201
Business Phone: 214-651-6700

Name: Diane Sumoski
Office Position: Board Advisor
Firm: SUM Dedman School of Law
Firm Address: 3315 Daniel Avenue
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75275
Business Phone: 214-768-2000

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Section Membership

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Solo and Small Firm section, please click here to join online or send a letter of request and the $20.00 membership fee to:

2101 Ross Ave
Dallas Texas, 75201

Please note that you must be a member of the Dallas Bar Association to join a section. If you have any questions regarding sections membership, please contact the DBA membership department.

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