John S. Polzer, an associate with Cantey Hanger in Fort Worth, has been elected as a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.
“The Bar Foundation gave me an opportunity to be involved with an organization of well-respected attorneys while contributing to their goal, which is providing legal service to those who cannot afford it,” Polzer says.
TBF spokeswoman Morgan Smith says a foundation committee submits nominations to the TBF board of trustees, which votes on the nominees.
Polzer says he was introduced to the need for free legal services at Cantey Hanger, which requires its attorneys to accept two pro bono cases a year from Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas.
Polzer, a 2005 graduate of the University of Houston Law Center, says he is a seventh year associate at Cantey Hanger, where his practice focuses on litigation. He says he also is an adjunct professor at Texas Christian University.
— Mary Alice Robbins
Robbins is an Austin-based freelance writer and a former Texas Lawyer senior reporter.