Seven Houston lawyers, Lauren Brogdon, Cristina Lunders, Darren Lindamood, Peter Tipps, Justin Tschoepe, Christian Menefee and Patrick McMillin, have been named to leadership roles within the Houston Young Lawyers Association for the 2016-2017 bar year.
Brogdon was elected president-elect of HYLA. Her term as president will begin June 1, 2017. She previously served on the organization's board of directors and also founded and chaired the Energy Counsel Committee. Her practice focuses on energy, environmental and complex commercial litigation in state and federal court, including class-action and multi-district litigation. Brogdon was also appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Houston Young Lawyers Foundation, the charitable arm of HYLA.
Lunders, who has significant experience in assisting clients with diverse regulatory needs, including investigations, compliance, and due diligence, was appointed chair-elect of HYLF. Her term as chair will begin June 1, 2017.
Lindamood was elected to the HYLA board of directors. Additionally, he was appointed chair of HYLA's Skeet Shooting Committee. He previously served as co-chair with Justice Brett Busby in founding the Lunches with Judges Committee. His practice focuses on products liability defense, personal injury defense and commercial litigation.
Tipps, whose practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, was appointed chair of HYLA's Lunches with Judges Committee. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in both federal and state courts.
Tschoepe was appointed chair of HYLA's Energy Counsel Committee. His practice focuses on litigation matters in the energy and government contract fields.
Menefee, who focuses on litigation matters, was appointed chair of HYLA's Young Lawyers in Schools Committee.
McMillin, whose practice focuses on disputes, life sciences, and healthcare matters, was appointed chair of HYLA's Swearing In Committee.
HYLA is a bar association of Houston young lawyers and law students that gives its members the opportunity to serve the community, attend legal seminars, network, and enjoy social and recreational activities. HYLF is a charitable foundation created to support the young lawyers in Harris County. The Foundation's mission is to support and encourage education and programs that promote and aid an improved system for the administration of justice in Harris County, Texas, and to assist those in need.
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