TYLA Officers


Rebekah Steely Brooker, President


Dustin M. Howell, Chair


Sam Houston, Vice President


Baili B. Rhodes, Secretary


John W. Shaw, Treasurer


C. Barrett Thomas, President-elect


Priscilla D. Camacho, Chair-elect


Kristy Blanchard, Immediate Past President

TYLA Directors


Amanda A. Abraham, District 1


Sharesa Y. Alexander, Minority At-Large Director


Raymond J. Baeza, District 14

    Aaron J. Burke, District 5, Place 1

Aaron T. Capps, District 5, Place 2


D. Lance Currie, District 5, Place 3


Laura W. Docker, District 10, Place 1

    Andrew Dornburg, District 21
    John W. Ellis, District 8, Place 2
    Zeke Fortenberry, District 4

Bill Gardner, District 5, Place 4


Morgan L. Gaskin, District 6, Place 5

    Nick Guinn, District 18, Place 1

Adam C. Harden, District 6, Place 6


Amber L. James, District 17


Curtis W. Lucas, District 9

    Rudolph K. Metayer, District 8, Palce 1

Laura Pratt, District 3

    Sally Pretorius, District 8, Place 2

Baili B. Rhodes, District 2


Alex B. Roberts, District 6, Place 3

    Eduardo Romero, District 19
    Michelle P. Scheffler, District 6, Place 2

John W. Shaw, District 10, Place 2

    Nicole Soussan, District 6, Place 4
    L. Brook Stuntebeck, District 11

C. Barrett Thomas, District 15

    Judge Amanda N. Torres, Minority At-Large Director

Shannon Steel White, District 12

    Brandy Wingate Voss, District 13
    Veronica S. Wolfe, District 18, Place 2

Baylor Wortham, District 7

    Alex Yarbrough, District 16


Justice Paul W. Green, Supreme Court Liaison


Jenny Smith, Access To Justice Liaison


Brandon Crisp, ABA YLD District 25 Representative


Travis Patterson, ABA/YLD District 26 Representative


Assistant Dean Jill Nikirk, Law School Liaison


Belashia Wallace, Law Student Liaison


TYLA Office

Tracy Brown, Director of Administration
Bree Trevino, Project Coordinator

Michelle Palacios, Office Manager
General Questions: tyla@texasbar.com

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 12487, Capitol Station
Austin, Texas 78711-2487
(800) 204-2222 ext. 1529
FAX: (512) 427-4117

Street Address

1414 Colorado, 4th Floor
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 427-1529


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Feature TYLA Affiliate

Feature TYLA Affiliate

DAYL Continues to Let Freedom Run 10 Years After 9/11
By: Jason Jobe

The 11th Annual Freedom Run 5K and Bill Carollo One Mile Walk, organized by the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, will take place on the evening of Thursday, September 8th beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Dallas City Hall Plaza. The first Freedom Run was organized by the Dallas Associations of Young Lawyers in the weeks after 9/11. Ten years later, the Freedom Run continues to provide an annual opportunity for the citizens of DFW, and beyond, to unite in tribute to the heroes and victims of that tragic day and to honor the continued sacrifices that our police officers and first responders make on a daily basis.

Proceeds from the Freedom Run benefit Dallas police officers and first responders through the Assist the Officer Foundation, which provides financial assistance to Dallas area police officers and first responders who face loss of income due to a serious injury, life-threatening illness, or other catastrophic event. Immediate assistance is also available to an officer’s family in the event of the death of an active officer. Since 2001, the Freedom Run and the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers have raised approximately $200,000 for the Assist the Officer Foundation. This year’s event will feature activities for the entire family including music, food, and drinks, as well as a kids’ area that will showcase Dallas Police Department vehicles, motorcycles, and horses. Officers will also be providing identification kits for children.

Visit www.freedomrun.com to register for the 5K run or the Bill Carollo One Mile Walk, or enter your firm or corporation in the Freedom Run Corporate Team Challenge. Information for sponsor and volunteer opportunities are also available on the website. Please make plans to take part in this year’s event and assist DAYL in its commitment to LET FREEDOM RUN.

For more information on the Freedom Run, contact one of the DAYL Freedom Run Committee co-chairs: Jason Jobe, Bill Gardner, or Allison Grossman.