On the heels of his service as President of the Houston Bar Association (HBA), Gibbs & Bruns partner Barrett Reasoner assumed a role on the State Bar of Texas’s Board of Directors this June. Barrett serves as Representative of District 4, Place 1 with a term that expires in 2013. The Board serves as the governing body of the State Bar of Texas and provides direction and guidance on the Bar’s activities, programming, and leadership throughout the year.
Barrett has a lengthy history of service to the Bar throughout his 20-year legal career, including service on the HBA Board of Directors (since 2000) and as the former Chairman of the Board of the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program. During his tenure, Barrett received three Houston Bar presidents’ awards for outstanding service and dedication in chairing various bar committees.
As President of the HBA, Barrett’s accomplishments have been many. Barrett’s platform programs included:
In addition, Barrett worked tirelessly with numerous HBA committees and the HBA section chairs on an amazing number of ongoing programs, projects, and efforts, including, but certainly not limited to: jury service, Habitat for Humanity, elder law issues, mock trial and anti-drug programs for elementary students, family law evening court for the indigent, and pro bono service awards.
T. Mark Kelly took office as President on May 20, 2010 at the HBA’s Annual Dinner Meeting at River Oaks Country Club. Barrett will continue his service to the HBA as Immediate Past President.
Barrett (far right) is pictured with Phyllis Dent (far left) and the winners of HBAA Charitable Fund’s scholarships: Brent Shultz, UH Law Center; Summer J. Norwood, Thurgood Marshall School of Law; and Lindsey Moorhead, South Texas College of Law. The $5000 scholarships were presented on April 6, 2010 at the Houston Country Club.