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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.


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 2019 – 2020

Chair William J. Chriss
Chair-Elect: Pamella A. Hopper
Secretary:  Douglas P. Skelley
Treasurer:  Stephen A. Melendi
Publications Officer/Editor: Rebecca DiMasi
Technology Officer: Jes Alexander
Executive Director: Donna Passons
Immediate Past ChairLisa A. Songy

Council 2019 – 2020

Term Expiring in 2020

Tamara D. Bruno
Robert J. Cunningham
Catherine L. Hanna
Jennifer W. Johnson
Jason C. McLaurin
Craig L. Reese

Term Expiring in 2021

Christopher H. Avery
Cathlynn H. Cannon
Blair Dancy
Linda M. Dedman
Andrew R. Kunau
Matthew S. Paradowski
Sarah E. Stogner
R. Wade Vandiver

Judicial Liaisons (2021)
Justice Brett Busby
Justice Debra Lehrmann

SBOT Board Liaisons (2020)
Marc E. Gravely
Matthew J. Kolodoski

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