Dinesh Singhal Director State Bar of Texas

Dinesh Singhal Director State Bar of Texas I am your Texas State Bar Director, District 4, Place 4. I am honored to serve Harris County lawyers.

Dinesh Singhal is a trial attorney with over 20 years of experience in commercial litigation. He is certified in civil trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and licensed in Texas, California, New York, and Delhi, India. Dinesh has tried more than 25 cases as lead counsel in federal and state courts, and he is listed on the 2017 Texas Super Lawyers list for business litigation. Dinesh is active in various organizations both within and beyond the legal community. He currently serves as President of HCDLA and on the advisory boards of both the Rice University Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality and the University of Houston India Studies Program. He also serves as a panel member on the State Bar Grievance Committee and as a board member of the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists. Dinesh previously served on the board of Houston’s iconic Rothko Chapel, as co-chair of the Houston Bar Association Fee Dispute Committee, as the 2015 Annual Fund Chair of Houston’s Voices Breaking Boundaries, and as a Trustee of the Houston Lawyer Referral Service. In law school, Dinesh served as a justice on the UHLC Honor Court, and he was awarded a Dean’s public interest fellowship to work for the American Civil Liberties Union. Dinesh earned his JD from the University of Houston Law Center, and he also has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Delhi. Dinesh immigrated to the US with only $550. Last year, he became an American citizen. He has been married to Dr. Nita Singhal for 12 years, and he is a proud father of two children, maintaining an active role in their education and extracurricular activities. Dinesh’s agenda is simple: • Create and expand career opportunities for lawyers • Keep the Bar nonpartisan and professional • Keep bar dues affordable • Ensure the fairness of the grievance process • Initiate collaboration with bar associations of other states • Improve funding, participation of pro bono programs.

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PETER KELLY (DEM) SUPREME COURT PLACE 8
DARYL MOORE(DEM)HARRIS COUNTY CIVIL COURT 333RD
NATALIA "NATA" CORNELIO (DEM) HARRIS COUNTY CRIMINAL 351ST
DEREK OBIALO (DEM) FORT BEND COUNTY CIVIL COURT 400TH
LARRY WEIMAN(DEM)HARRIS COUNTY CIVIL COURT 80TH
JULIA MALDONADO(DEM) HARRIS COUNTY FAMILY 507TH
AMY CLARK MEACHUM (DEM)SUPREME COURT CHIEF JUSTICE
GRANT HARVEY (DEM) HARRIS COUNTY CIVIL COURT 164TH
LARRY PRAEGER (DEM)TX. SUPREME COURT PLACE 6
ALYSSA LEMKUIL(REP) HARRIS COUNTY 507TH
CHAD BRIDGES (REP) 1ST COURT OF APPEALS PLACE 5
ERIN LUNCEFORD (REP) HARRIS COUNTY 61ST CIVIL DISTRICT
BRANDY VOSS (DEM) SUPREME COURT PLACE 7
AUDIA JONES(DEM)HARRIS CO. DISTRICT ATTORNEY
LESLEY BRIONES (DEM)HARRIS COUNTY COUNTY COURT AT LAW 4
URSULA A. (DEM)HALL-HARRIS COUNTY CIVIL COURT *165TH
MEGAN DAIC (DEM)HARRIS COUNTY CIVIL COURT *165TH
TEANA WATSON- FORT(DEM) BEND COUNTY COURT AT LAW 5
OSCAR M. TELFAIR III(DEM) FORT BEND DISTRICT COURT *434TH
CHRISTIAN BECERRA (DEM)FORT BEND DISTRICT COURT *434TH
KALI MORGAN(DEM)FORT BEND COUNTY DISTRICT COURT 505
STEVEN KIRKLAND(DEM)HARRIS COUNTY CIVIL COURT 334TH
DARRELL WILLIAM JORDAN JR (DEM)CRIMINAL CCL 16
BRENNEN DUNN (DEM)HARRIS COUNTY CRIMINAL COURT 337TH
BRANDON BIRMINGHAM(DEM)CRIMINAL COURT OF APPEALS PLACE 9
ERIC WILLIAM CARTER(DEM) JUSTICE OF THE PEACE PRECINCT 1 -1
ELAINE PALMER(DEM)HARRIS COUNTY CIVIL COURT 215TH
ADRIANNA HIGGINBOTHAM- JUSTICE OF THE PEACE 5-1
JOE STEPHENS(DEM)JUSTICE OF THE PEACE 3-1
DAVID NEWELL(REP) CRIMINAL COURT OF APPEALS PLACE 9
MICHAEL GOMEZ (DEM) HARRIS COUNTY CIVIL COURT 129TH
CHRISTIAN DASHAUN MENEFEE (DEM) HARRIS COUNTY-COUNTY ATTORNEY
AMPARO MONIQUE GUERRA (DEM)1ST COURT OF APPEALS 5
R.K. SANDILL (DEM) HARRIS COUNTY CIVIL COURT 127TH
VICTOR TREVINO III (DEM) JUSTICE OF THE PEACE 6-1
JEREMY L. BROWN (DEM)JUSTICE OF THE PEACE 7-1
MICHAEL LANDRUM (REP) HARRIS COUNTY CIVIL COURT 164TH
STEVEN MIEARS (DEM) CRIMINAL COURT OF APPEALS 4
JANE ROBINSON (DEM) 14TH COURT OF APPEALS
DINESH SINGHAL (DEM) 1ST COURT OF APPEALS PLACE 3
MIKE ENGLEHART (DEM) HARRIS COUNTY CIVIL COURT 151ST
LENNON C. WRIGHT (DEM)14TH COURT OF APPEALS PLACE 7
KRISTEN HAWKINS (DEM) HARRIS COUNTY CIVIL COURT 11TH
KEN WISE (REP) 14TH COURT OF APPEALS PLACE 7
GENESIS E. DRAPER (DEM) HARRIS COUNTY CRIMINAL COURT 12
BRYAN ACKLIN (DEM)HARRIS COUNTY CRIMINAL COURT 176TH
TE'IVA BELL (DEM) HARRIS COUNTY CRIMINAL COURT 339TH
WILLIAM PIERATT DEMOND (DEM) CRIMINAL COURT OF APPEALS PLACE 3
ELIZABETH DAVIS FRIZELL(DEM)CRIMINAL COURT OF APPEALS PLACE 3
BERT RICHARDSON (REP) CRIMINAL COURT OF APPEALS PLACE 3
ANA MARTINEZ (DEM) HARRIS COUNTY CRIMINAL COURT 179TH

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Friends,Join Harris County Democratic Lawyers Associationfor our monthly CLE luncheon with Joe Longley, President-elect,...
10/26/2017

Friends,
Join Harris County Democratic Lawyers Association
for our monthly CLE luncheon with Joe Longley, President-elect, State Bar of Texas. Mr. Longley will be introduced by Trey Apffel, who is a past president and the incoming executive director of the State Bar of Texas.

Program: SBOT and DTPA Update, One Hour of CLE credit
Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017
Time: Social 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lunch/ CLE 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Theo's Restaurant, 812 Westheimer, Houston

RSVP early for a discount - lunch is $25 for members paying online (https://hcdla.com/new-monthly-luncheon-page) or $40 at the door.

05/29/2017

Dear Friends & Colleagues,

Thank you for your votes and support! I prevailed in the runoff for district director of the State Bar of Texas, District 4, Place 4.

I look forward to taking on the new challenges and responsibilities of this role. I will work diligently to exceed your expectations and do my part to make our governing body more effective and inclusive. My opponent, Cynthia Owens, also was a worthy candidate, and I commend her for a fine campaign. I am honored that you chose me for this position.

Please reach out to me with any concerns you would like to see the State Bar of Texas address and with your suggestions for making it a better institution in service of all Texas lawyers!

Once again, thank you all for trusting me with this privilege and opportunity to serve you and our profession.

05/08/2017

Friends, Thank you all for your vote and support in the State Bar of Texas District Director election. I received the most votes out of the three candidates. However, since nobody received more than 50 percent, there will be a runoff. Runoff voting will take place May 11-25, 2017. I again request your vote and continued support for my candidacy. I commend both of my opponents for a fine campaign. Here are the full results from the first round:
Dinesh H. Singhal, Houston 2,163 43.67%
Cynthia Owens, Houston 1,783 36.00%
Danyahel Norris, Houston 967 19.52%
Write-In 40 0.81%
Total 4,953 100.00%

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04/03/2017

Dear Friends & Colleagues,

I am requesting your vote and your support of my candidacy for
Texas State Bar Director, District 4, Place 4. Voting takes place April 3 - May 2, 2017.

I believe that I am the ideal candidate to serve as a director of our governing body. I do have and will have differences on issues and policy with the status quo and regarding the path that our governing body should take in the future. I am confident that I can stand up for issues that affect us all without diminishing the cordiality and professionalism among bar members.

My agenda is simple:
Self-governing and nonpartisan bar
Reasonable bar dues
Fair grievance process
Career opportunities for attorneys
Participation in profession related legislative process

Here is my bio:

Dinesh Singhal is a trial attorney with over 20 years of experience in commercial litigation. He is certified in civil trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and licensed in Texas, California, New York, and Delhi, India. Dinesh has tried more than 25 cases as lead counsel in federal and state courts, and he is listed on the 2017 Texas Super Lawyers list for business litigation.

Dinesh is active in various organizations both within and beyond the legal community. He currently serves as President of HCDLA and on the advisory boards of both the Rice University Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality and the University of Houston India Studies Program. He also serves as a panel member on the State Bar Grievance Committee and as a board member of the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists. Dinesh previously served on the board of Houston’s iconic Rothko Chapel, as co-chair of the Houston Bar Association Fee Dispute Committee, as the 2015 Annual Fund Chair of Houston’s Voices Breaking Boundaries, as the Annual Fund C0-Chair of St. John's School, and as a Trustee of the Houston Lawyer Referral Service. In law school, Dinesh served as a justice on the UHLC Honor Court, and he was awarded a Dean’s public interest fellowship to work for the American Civil Liberties Union.

Dinesh earned his JD from the University of Houston Law Center, and he also has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Delhi. Dinesh immigrated to the US with only $550. Last year, he became an American citizen. He has been married to Dr. Nita Singhal for 12 years, and he is a proud father of two children, maintaining an active role in their education and extracurricular activities.

Thank you all for your support! All campaigning must cease now, and I urge you not to undertake any further campaign on my behalf.

Sincerely
Dinesh H. Singhal

03/29/2017

Please vote Dinesh Singhal, Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney
For State Bar Director, District 4, Place 4
Voting: April 3, May 2, 2017

I believe that I am the ideal candidate to serve as a director of our governing body. I will stand up for the issues that matter to all of us and will shake things up without diminishing the institution. My agenda is simple: self-governing and nonpartisan bar, fair grievance process, affordable bar dues, career opportunities for attorneys, and active participation in profession related legislative process.

03/26/2017

Dinesh Singhal is a trial attorney with over 20 years of experience in commercial litigation. He is certified in civil trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and licensed in Texas, California, New York, and Delhi, India. Dinesh has tried more than 25 cases as lead counsel in federal and state courts, and he is listed on the 2017 Texas Super Lawyers list for business litigation.

Dinesh is active in various organizations both within and beyond the legal community. He currently serves as President of HCDLA and on the advisory boards of both the Rice University Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality and the University of Houston India Studies Program. He also serves as a panel member on the State Bar Grievance Committee and as a board member of the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists. Dinesh previously served on the board of Houston’s iconic Rothko Chapel, as co-chair of the Houston Bar Association Fee Dispute Committee, as the 2015 Annual Fund Chair of Houston’s Voices Breaking Boundaries, and as a Trustee of the Houston Lawyer Referral Service. In law school, Dinesh served as a justice on the UHLC Honor Court, and he was awarded a Dean’s public interest fellowship to work for the American Civil Liberties Union.

Dinesh earned his JD from the University of Houston Law Center, and he also has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Delhi. Dinesh immigrated to the US with only $550. Last year, he became an American citizen. He has been married to Dr. Nita Singhal for 12 years, and he is a proud father of two children, maintaining an active role in their education and extracurricular activities.

Dinesh’s agenda is simple:
• Create and expand career opportunities for lawyers
• Keep the Bar nonpartisan and professional
• Keep bar dues affordable
• Ensure the fairness of the grievance process
• Initiate collaboration with bar associations of other states
• Improve funding, participation, and awareness of pro bono programs.

03/26/2017

Dinesh’s agenda is simple:
• Create and expand career opportunities for lawyers
• Keep the Bar nonpartisan and professional
• Keep bar dues affordable
• Ensure the fairness of the grievance process
• Initiate collaboration with bar associations of other states
• Improve funding, participation, and awareness of pro bono programs.

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712 Main Street
Houston, TX
77002

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(713) 222-8500

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