“It’s a great opportunity with an organization that has quite a prestigious past and has been very involved here in Bexar County,” George says of his election as president.
George, an associate in the San Antonio office of Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, says he represents clients in a variety of civil litigation matters. He is a 2007 cum laude graduate of St. Mary’s University School of Law.
According to George, the other new officers are Matthew E. Vandenberg, associate at Jackson Walker, vice president; Joseph A. Bourbois, counsel at Fulbright & Jaworski, treasurer; Adrian P. Sensyszyn, associate at Brin & Brin, historian; Theresa Scioli Pitil, attorney at Adami, Shuffield, Scheihing & Burns, membership chairwoman; Veronica S. Wolfe, associate at The Ford Firm, and Marc A. Stroope, associate at Gardner Law, co-secretaries.
Asked about his plans for the year, George says the organization will be working to educate the public about the importance of local judicial elections. “Those elections should not be based on politics but should be based on the fair-mindedness of the judge,” he says.
George also says the organization also plans to begin a motion mentor program. The idea would be to help law students become familiar with local judges by offering them opportunities to attend hearings with members of Defense Counsel of San Antonio, George says. He says the goal would be to further the students’ education and get them involved in judicial campaigns.
-- Mary Alice Robbins
Robbins is an Austin-based freelance writer and a former Texas Lawyer senior reporter.