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Insurance Law Section
of the State Bar of Texas


Promoting collegiality and educating the bench, bar, and public about Texas insurance law.

The Insurance Law Section is an official, sanctioned section of the State Bar of Texas consisting of approximately 2,200 members. Membership is open to all members of the State Bar of Texas.

Join the Insurance Law Section

Join the Insurance Law Section today using our secure online registration. Simply add the dues to your cart and click ‘View Your Cart’ to checkout. You may also join via your My Bar page on the State Bar of Texas website. On that site you would login with your State Bar credentials and then click “View or Purchase My Sections” in the left column. Or you may download the membership application to pay by mail with a check.

History of the Insurance Law Section

To read about the history of the Section as told by former Chairs, click here.


Current Section Bylaws  |  Section Policies & Procedures Manual

The Insurance Law Section is governed by a council elected from the Section membership at the Section’s annual meeting. Section officers are elected from and by the council.

Officers 2022 – 2023

Chair Stephen A. Melendi
Chair-Elect: Robert J. Cunningham
Secretary:  Rebecca DiMasi
Treasurer:  Blair Dancy
Publications Officer/Editor: Jason McLaurin
Technology Officer: Jes Alexander
Executive Director: Donna Passons
Immediate Past ChairDouglas P. Skelley

Council 2022 – 2023

Term Expiring in 2023

Christopher H. Avery
Darin Lee Brooks
Cathlynn H. Cannon
Katherine J. Knight
Matthew S. Paradowski
Lauren A. Parker
Steven Schulwolf
R. Wade Vandiver

Term Expiring in 2024

Christina Culver
Benjamin D. Doyle
Jennifer W. Johnson
Marjorie C. Nicol
Paul K. Stafford
James W. Willis

Judicial Liaisons (2023)
Justice Brett Busby
Justice Debra Lehrmann

SBOT Board Liaisons (2022-2023)
Elizabeth S. Cantu
Carra Miller (Alternate)

Young Lawyer Subcommittee (2022-2023)
Shelby Holt
Christopher Jackson
Derick Lancaster
Daniel Lockwood
William McMichael
Haley Owen

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