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Entertainment, Art & Sports Law Section

The Dallas Bar Association’s Entertainment, Art & Sports Law Section welcomes lawyers who practice sports or entertainment law, enjoy art, watch TV or movies, read or write books, make or listen to music, or participate in sports as a player or fan. The Section presents monthly CLE programs in its major substantive areas, bringing in experts from around the country. It also supports programs within the community. And it offers networking opportunities to its members.

Meeting Schedule:

The Section regularly meets at noon on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Belo Mansion.  CLE credit is provided for our presentations.   Each October, the Section typically presents a half day Boot Camp on a substantive area within the sports or entertainment business.  Be sure to check the meeting dates in Headnotes or the DBA on-line calendar as our schedule sometimes changes to accommodate speakers.

Section News:


Section Officers:

Name: Brent Turman
Officer Position: Chair
Firm: Vincent Lopez Serafino Jenevein, P.C.
Firm Address: 1601 Elm Street, Ste. 4100
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75201
Business Phone: (214) 979-7400

Name: Dena Weaver
Officer Position: Vice Chair
Firm: Law Office
Firm Address: 1521 N. Cooper Street, Ste. 710
Firm City, State, Zip: Arlington, TX 76011
Business Phone: (817) 460-5900

Name: Phil McNicholas
Officer Position: Secretary
Firm: Kessler Collins, P.C.
Firm Address: 2100 Ross Avenue, Ste. 750
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75201
Business Phone: (214) 379-0722

Name: Marc W. Taubenfeld
Officer Position: Treasurer
Firm: McGuire, Craddock & Strother, P.C.
Firm Address: 2501 N. Harwood, Ste. 1800
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75201
Business Phone: (214) 954-6800

Name: Emily Horton
Officer Position: Immediate Past Chair
Firm: Law Office of Emily Horton PLLC
Firm Address: 3333 Lee Parkway, Ste. 600
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75219
Business Phone: (214) 647-4840

Name: Hon. Martin Hoffman
Officer Position: Board Advisor
Firm: 68th District Court
Firm Address: 600 Commerce Street
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75202
Business Phone: 214-653-6510

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Section Membership


If you are interested in becoming a member of the Entertainment, Art &  Sports Law Section, please click here to join online or send a letter of request and the $25.00 membership fee to:
2101 Ross Ave
Dallas TX, 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.

Section Admin-Mass E-mail/Roster

Section Admin-Webpage

For questions regarding Section email/roster/webpage, email Jessica Smith or call 214-220-7477.  


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