Leadership

2018 TTLA President Glenn W. Cunningham

I am honored and humbled to serve as President of TTLA in 2018.  It is a dream come true for me.

In my previous life, when I was a med mal defense attorney in the 1990s, I had cases against, and was profoundly influenced by many great Trial Lawyers. I was envious of the collegiality and comradery among Trial Lawyers, and the common purpose they shared as members of TTLA. I longed to be enthusiastic and committed to a cause. In short, I longed to be a Trial Lawyer!

Seventeen years ago, I made one of the best decisions of my life: I became a Trial Lawyer and member of TTLA. TTLA stands alone as the only organization singularly focused on protecting and preserving the 7th Amendment’s sacred right to trial by jury.  What we do matters! We represent the underdogs, the powerless, those who have no voice in our society. We are the proverbial Davids on the battlefield against the Goliaths of our society. Like David, our strength is that we are Righteous; we prevail because our cause is Just.

As your President, I am committed to accomplishing TTLA’s goals of competing in targeted legislative elections, preparing for the 2019 legislative session, strengthening our financial position, giving our members the educational tools they need to be successful, and diversifying the composition of our membership.

I am confident that, together, we can do the work to ensure that TTLA continues to be the greatest association of Trial Lawyers in the country.

Glenn W. Cunningham, President
​Law Offices of Glenn W. Cunningham
Pacific Plaza
14100 San Pedro Ave., Ste. 550
San Antonio, TX 78232 
Phone: 210-228-0600

Email: glenn@cunninghamfirm.com
Glenn W. Cunningham Bio


2018 Executive Committee

President
Glenn W. Cunningham
Law Offices of Glenn
W. Cunningham
San Antonio, TX                                  
President-Elect
Will Adams
The Adams Law Firm
Katy, TX                                                
Immed. Past President
Lin McCraw

McCraw Law Group
McKinney, TX
     
Secretary/Treasurer
Jack Walker

Martin Walker, P.C.
Tyler, TX
VP of Communications
Erin Murphy
Lee Murphy Law Firm, G.P.
Houston, TX
VP of CLE
Judy Kostura

Judge, Kostura & Putman, P.C.
Austin, TX
     
VP of Finance
Jim Mitchell

Payne Mitchell Law Group
Dallas, TX
VP of Legislative Affairs
Justin Demerath

O'Hanlon, McCollom & Demerath
Austin, TX           
VP of Membership
Bill Ucherek

Juneau, Boll, Stacey & Ucherek, P.L.L.C
Addison, TX
           
     
VP of Political Affairs
Laura Tamez
The Herrera Law Firm, Inc
San Antonio, TX
Elected Member
Nelson Roach

Nix, Patterson & Roach, L.L.P
Daingerfield, TX
Elected Member
Mikal Watts

Watts Guerra L.L.P.
San Antonio, TX
     
Appointed Member
Sonia Rodriguez

Branton Hall Rodriguez Cruz, P.C.
San Antonio, TX
Appointed Member
Jim Perdue, Jr.

Perdue & Kidd
Houston, TX
Appointed Member
Mark Frenkel
Frenkel & Frenkel
Dallas, TX
     
Advocates Chair
Luke Metzler

Miller Weisbrod, LLP
Dallas, TX
Amicus Cmte Chair
Peter Kelly

Kelly, Durham & Pittard, LLP
Houston, TX
Diversity Cmte Chair
Javier Espinoza

Espinoza Law Firm, PLLC
San Antonio, TX
     
List Server Cmte Chair
Todd Clement

The Clement Firm
Dallas, TX
PAC Board Chair
Zollie Steakley

Harrison Davis Steakley Morrison P.C.
Waco, TX
Women's Caucus Chair
Skyler Stephens
Stephens & Stephens
Austin, TX
     
TTLA Chief
Executive Officer
Tiffany McGee, CAE

Austin, TX
TTLA Chief Officer
of Public Affairs
James Fields, JD

Austin, TX

 
 
 

2018 Board of Directors

Gilbert T. Adams III, Beaumont
Will Adams, Katy
Jim S. Adler, Houston
William K. Altman, Wichita Falls
John S. Ament, Jacksonville
Seth M. Anderson, Fort Worth
John B. (Jack) Baldwin, Marshall
Wade Austin Barrow, Fort Worth
Robert Christopher Bell, Houston
William K. Berenson, Fort Worth
John S. Black, Houston
Bryan O. Blevins Jr., Beaumont
Lisa Blue, Dallas
Dean Boyd, Amarillo
Samuel L. Boyd, Dallas
Scott R. Brann, Houston
Debbie D. Branson, Dallas
Frank L. Branson, Dallas
Quentin Brogdon, Dallas
Charles David Brown, Houston
Olga Brown, San Antonio
Larry Alan Bruner, San Antonio
R. Blake Brunkenhoefer, Corpus Christi
Russell W. Budd, Dallas
David H. Burrow, Houston
Michael Callahan, Houston
Kevin Michael Camp, Houston
Colleen Carboy, Lewisville
Craig W. Carlson, Killeen
George Chandler, Lufkin
Guy D. Choate, San Angelo
Collen A. Clark, Dallas
Jonathon C. Clark, Austin
Todd Clement, Dallas
Merritt Maverick Clements, San Antonio
John Edward Collins, Dallas
Erin K. Copeland, Houston
Michael R. Cowen, San Antonio
Robert Deniger Crain, Dallas
Thomas A. Crosley, San Antonio
Glenn W. Cunningham, San Antonio
Richard D. Daly, Houston
Matthew Scott Daniel, Dallas
Joshua P. Davis, Houston
Mike Davis, Austin
Steven R. Davis, Houston
Justin B. Demerath, Austin
David E. Dobbs, Tyler
Ben K. DuBose, Dallas
William Ryle (Bill) Edwards, Corpus Christi
Craig Eiland, Galveston
Blake C. Erskine, Longview
Javier Espinoza, San Antonio
Stephen C. Estes, Houston
Milad Kaissar Farah, El Paso
Kenneth T. Fibich, Houston
Wayne Fisher, Houston
Ryan Alan Foster, Austin
Jan Woodward Fox, Houston
Jason Fitzgerald Franklin, Dallas
Rick Freeman, Austin
Mark D. Frenkel, Dallas
Michael Timothy Gallagher, Houston
Joe A. Gamez, San Antonio
Domingo Alberto Garcia, Dallas
Ricardo Antonio Garcia, McAllen
Oscar Alejandro Garza, San Antonio
Harry Lee Gillam Jr., Marshall

Kevin Thomas Glasheen, Austin

 

Paul N. Gold, Houston
Julian Carlos Gomez, Edinburg
Michael Gomez, Houston
Felix Gonzalez, San Antonio
Jaime A. Gonzalez Jr., McAllen
David C. Greenstone, Dallas
John W. Griffin Jr., Victoria
Dicky Grigg, Austin
Michael G. Guajardo, Dallas
Francisco Guerra IV, San Antonio
Chris Hamilton, Dallas
Hartley Hampton, Houston
Mark A. Haney, Fort Worth
Bryan Harrison, Waco
Steve Harrison, Waco
David Gordon Hart, Colleyville
Jay Harvey, Austin
M. Raymond Hatcher, Longview
Aaron M. Heckaman, Houston
Preston Edward Henrichson, Edinburg
Frank Herrera Jr., San Antonio
Jorge A. Herrera, San Antonio
Justin Allen Hill, San Antonio
W. Craft Hughes, Houston
Shelley Van Natter Hutson, Houston
Tommy Jacks, Austin
Beth S. Janicek, San Antonio
Lauren Victoria Jobin, Dallas
Rachael K. Jones, Austin
John S. Jose, Fort Worth
Christopher A. Kalis, Dallas
Kristina Nadine Kastl, Dallas
Peter Michael Kelly, Houston
Todd Kelly, Austin
Christopher Garrett King, Houston
Matthew J. Kita, Dallas
Jeff Kobs, Fort Worth
Judy Kostura, Austin
Peter Andrew Kraus, Dallas
Heather Long, Dallas
Mike Love, Lufkin
Scott Anthony Love, Houston
Patrick Luff, San Antonio
Ted B. Lyon Jr., Mesquite
Sean M. Lyons, Austin
George (Jim) Mallios, Austin
Michelle Marianna Maloney, San Antonio
J. Gregory Marks, Dallas
Desi Issac Martinez, San Antonio
David P. Matthews, Houston
Marty L. Matthews, Dallas
Annie McAdams, Houston
Ronald Chase McCallum, Dallas
John Lin McCraw, McKinney
Jack E. McGehee, Houston
Gavin Hugh McInnis, San Antonio
Sandra Hardy McKenzie, Victoria
Patrice Baumann McKinney, Houston
Mary Alice McLarty, Dallas
William Cullen McMahon, Dallas
Sally Metcalfe, Austin
Luke Metzler, Dallas
Clay Miller, Dallas
James L. Mitchell Jr., Dallas
Richard Warren Mithoff, Houston
Henry Moore, Austin
W. Michael Moreland, Houston
Erin C. Murphy, Houston

Majed Nachawati II, Dallas

 


Howard L. Nations, Houston
Nick C. Nichols, Houston
Erin Joyanna Oglesby, San Antonio

Ryan Orsatti, San Antonio
Brad Parker, Bedford
Andrew Lee Payne, Dallas
Jim Mac Perdue Jr., Houston
Daniel J. Perkins, Greenville
David L. Perry, Corpus Christi
Kirk L. Pittard, Dallas
Parker P. Polan, Austin
Bryan D. Pope, Dallas
Stan M. Putman Jr., Austin
George (Tex) Quesada, Dallas
Donato David Ramos Jr., Laredo
Michael R. Ramsey, Beaumont
Jeffrey Rasansky, Dallas
Timothy D. Raub, Corpus Christi
Dennis Craig Reich, Houston
Timothy R. Reilley, Dallas
Nelson James Roach, Daingerfield
Fidel Rodriguez Jr., San Antonio
Russell Andrew Rodriguez, San Antonio
Sonia M. Rodriguez, San Antonio
David Jerome Romagosa, Houston
Carl R. Roth, Marshall
George L. Salinas Jr., San Antonio
Ladd Charles Sanger, Dallas
Daniel J. T. Sciano, San Antonio
Connor Gordon Sheehan, Dallas
Jeffrey Blake Simon, Dallas
Michael L. Slack, Austin
Dawn Marie Smith, Dallas
L. Boyd Smith Jr., Houston
Melissa Richards Smith, Marshall
Randall O. Sorrels, Houston
Sam D. Sparks, San Angelo
Broadus A. Spivey, Austin
Marc R. Stanley, Dallas
Zollie Carlton Steakley, Waco
Skyler Stephens, Austin
Brian Christopher Steward, San Antonio
William J. Stradley, Houston
Paula Fisette Sweeney, Dallas
Sean Burton Swords, Austin
Robert James Talaska, Houston
Laura G. Tamez, San Antonio
Mitchell A. Toups, Beaumont
Linda Turley, Dallas
Bill Ucherek II, Addison
Walter Umphrey, Beaumont
Mark Underwood, McKinney
Michael David Uvalle, Dallas
Brent Ryan Walker, Dallas
Jack Walker, Tyler
Shalimar S. Wallis, San Antonio
Robert Bailey Waltman, Bryan
Maribel Cordova Wasmiller, San Antonio
Mikal Watts, San Antonio
Les Weisbrod, Dallas
Robert E. White, Odessa
Marc Stanley Whitehead, Houston
Bill Whitehurst, Austin
John Eddie Williams Jr., Houston
Justin L. Williams, Corpus Christi
Nathan Keith Williamson, Dallas
Paula A. Wyatt, San Antonio
John Clayton Zinda, Austin