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Michael K. Hurst Elected Dallas Bar Association President

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

The Dallas Bar Association, a 145-year-old professional, voluntary organization comprised of more than 11,000 lawyers in the DFW Metroplex, will inaugurate its 109th President on January 20. Leading the association in 2018 will be Michael K. Hurst, a top litigation attorney and named partner at Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst LLP.

Mr. Hurst was elected Chair of the Board of Directors in 2014. He has served as Chair of numerous DBA Committees and Sections, including the Bylaws, Judicial Investiture, and Peer Assistance Committees and the Trial Skills Section. In addition, he was Co-Chair of the 2013-2014 Equal Access to Justice Campaign, for which he raised a record amount of money for low-income families and individuals. The Campaign funds the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program to provide free legal assistance to over 4,000 low-income families with civil legal needs each year.

He is a Life Fellow of the Dallas Bar Foundation and the Texas Bar Foundation, and a Founding Life Fellow of the DAYL Foundation.

Mr. Hurst received his J.D. from the South Texas College of Law in 1990. In addition to his bar service, Mr. Hurst has served on the Board of Directors for the Houston College of Law, is a Master in the William ‘Mac’ Taylor Inn of Court, is a member of the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas, and in the Business Tort Section of the American Bar Association. He was the first male recipient of the Dallas Women Lawyers Association’s Louise B. Raggio Award in 2015, and has been included in The Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in Dallas, and Texas Super Lawyer for many years. In 2014, he received the Outstanding Mentor Award from both the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers and the Texas Young Lawyers Association.

Other officers serving on the Board are as follows: President-Elect—Laura Benitez Geisler, of the Geisler Law Firm; First Vice President—Robert Tobey, of Johnston Tobey Baruch, P.C.; Second Vice President—Aaron Tobin, of Condon Tobin Sladek Thornton PLLC; Secretary/Treasurer—Vicki Blanton, of AT&T; and Immediate Past President—Rob Crain, of Crain Lewis Brogdon.


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