1 Ryan Cox Cox Smith 112 East Pecan San Antonio Texas DIRECTOR Law School: St Mary's University School of Law Texas Bar No.: Year Licensed: 2010 Date of Birth: 12/6/1984 Having served on the Board of Directors since 2012, I have chaired or co-chaired the Programs, Social, and Trial Skills committees and have worked on the SAYLF Sramble and National Trial Competition committees. I have also maintained the organization's relationship with the State Bar CLE, having registered nearly 40 hours of CLE for our members over the last two years. If re-elected, my board experience would allow me to create some continuity on the Board as many officers and directors roll-off or age-out of our organization. Additionally, my past experiences as a federal law clerk and an associate at Cox Smith have allowed me to provide significant resources to the organization, including access to CLE speakers from SA's distinguished judiciary, funding and sponsorships for SAYLA's signature events, and organization of meeting spaces for our committees. I have been committed to seeing our organization grow and, to that end, have been a fixture at recruiting events such as the St. Mary's Docket Call and post-bar exam events. If re-elected as a SAYLA director, I will continue to work on growing our organization's influence and on expanding the range of programs and events that SAYLA offers its members.
2 Anthony De La O Fourth Court of Appeals Spring Pine San Antonio Texas DIRECTOR Law School: St. Mary's University Texas Bar No.: Year Licensed: 2013 Date of Birth: 11/8/1983 I believe SAYLA would benefit from my membership as a director because of my commitment to community service. As a young child growing up in San Antonio, my parents instilled within me, a sense of service to my community. During the holidays, my family would volunteer with Elf Louise, delivering presents to other children who were less fortunate than myself. During high school, I served in P.A.L.S (Peer Assistance and Leadership Service) where I would mentor elementary school children and other high school students who were having academic difficulties. In law school, I devoted significant time volunteering at the CJP Clinic and was a Pro Bono Award recipient. In addition to my commitment to service, I believe I also possess the leadership skills necessary to be a successful SAYLA director. Prior to law school, I worked as an underwriter and developed exceptional analytical and communication skills. I also have an MBA in project management where I develop a keen sense for attention to detail. I also consider myself easy going and easy to get along with. I appreciate your vote for director.
3 Cody Graham Ford & Murray, PLLC Deer Crest San Antonio Texas DIRECTOR Law School: Pennsylvania State Texas Bar No.: Year Licensed: 2013 Date of Birth: 7/28/1987 I love San Antonio. I ve traveled around, living a few years here and there outside of the city, but I ve never found the same sense of familiarity and comfort anywhere else. We re growing and changing, but you don t see people walking around with Don t move to San Antonio tee shirts. We re Texan, but not in the ten-gallon hat, rhinestone boot kind of way. We re a big city, but somehow with the feel of a city a tenth of our size. In some cities, people can t walk around downtown after dark. In San Antonio after dark, you re dodging strollers trying to get down the river walk. That bit I said about the city feeling a tenth of its size is especially pronounced in the legal community. I see many of the same friendly faces at every city-wide legal event I go to, and I m not just talking about judges with upcoming elections. The profession is a special one in that we thrive in an atmosphere of camaraderie. Forming relationships based on trust and respect can help us in every facet of our careers, whether it s dealing with contentious clients or looking for someone we can refer a friend to. I ve joined SAYLA because it s an organization that often provides the first opportunity for attorneys to form these long lasting relationships. I m running for Director because I want a part in keeping SAYLA doing what it s been doing for over 60 years. The organization reaches out to new (i.e. green) and ambitious attorneys of San Antonio and gives them a chance to meet colleagues outside of the naturally adverse role as opposing counsel. It s the perfect outlet for young professionals to ease up, bring out their families, and swap stories about life and the law. I look forward to the opportunity to keep things rolling and make improvements where I can. Thank you Cody R. Graham
4 Nick Guinn United States District Courts 2462 Newoak Park San Antonio Texas DIRECTOR Law School: St Mary's University School of Law Texas Bar No.: Year Licensed: 2013 Date of Birth: 7/18/1989 During my year as President of the St. Mary's Student Bar Association I served as an ex-officio member of the SAYLA Board of Directors. I took advantage of the opportunity to work with leaders and members alike. I enjoyed assisting the leadership with various projects and would like to take what I learned from those experiences and build on the great success SAYLA has attained. I appreciate what our association does for its members and the community at large. With energy and commitment, I would like to serve SAYLA as a director.
5 Brendan Holm Hornberger Sheehan Fuller & Garza Incorporated 7373 Broadway Suite 300 San Antonio Texas DIRECTOR Law School: St Mary's University School of Law Texas Bar No.: Year Licensed: 2013 Date of Birth: 12/28/1985 I am committed to working on the SAYLA board and understand the significant time commitment involved. During my time at St. Mary s Law School I was involved in the student bar association and served as alumni committee chair. These positions opened the door to my early involvement in SAYLA during law school. I have participated in the SAYLA Scramble, Judicial Courthouse Tours, and the Family Fun Day and Chili Cookoff year after year. Working on the SAYLA board would be both an honor and a responsibility. I am ambitious to promote professional and social relationships among the young lawyers of San Antonio. I have personal experience working with members of the current Board and would be honored to work alongside them and will make acting as a SAYLA director a priority in my practice.
6 Chris Mazzola Ketterman Rowland and Westlund San Pedro ste 302 San Antonio Texas DIRECTOR (832) Law School: St Mary's University School of Law Texas Bar No.: Year Licensed: 2013 Date of Birth: 3/11/1983 My participation on the SAYLA Board of Directors would be a benefit to its members by providing strong, focused leadership, a passion for success, and a relentless pursuit of improvement. I understand that teamwork and cooperation are paramount to an organization's development and success. I am willing and ready to put forth the effort necessary to see SAYLA continue to grow and improve for the betterment of our members and the legal community. I understand our members are the backbone of our organization and without them SAYLA is nothing. For that reason, it is important we provide them an opportunity to express their thoughts and ideas on what can make SAYLA better and encourage active participation.
7 DIRECTOR Caroline Newman Small Davis & Santos, Attorneys & Counselors, P.C. 112 E. Pecan Suite 900 San Antonio Texas (210) Law School: Univ. of Connecticut Texas Bar No.: Year Licensed: 2006 Date of Birth: 1/10/1979 As a native San Antonian who has practiced locally and outside of Texas in the public, private and academic sectors, I believe I am well suited to serve the diverse membership of SAYLA. I grew up in San Antonio and attended Alamo Heights High School, where my family has attended for generations. I moved to the east coast to attend college and graduate school in Hartford, Connecticut. Following graduation from law school, I served as a law clerk to the Honorable Raymond W. Gruender, Circuit Court Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in Saint Louis, Missouri. After my clerkship, I was a prosecutor in the Civil Trial Section of the Tax Division at the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. where I litigated affirmative and defensive civil cases in federal district and bankruptcy courts that presented a variety of legal issues involving federal tax law, bankruptcy law, constitutional law, commercial law and state property law. At the Justice Department, I mentored other government attorneys in a variety of evidentiary, procedural, and jurisdictional issues. While in Washington, D.C., I was also an adjunct professor at The George Washington University School of Law, where I taught courses in practical trial strategy and techniques. In 2012, I returned to San Antonio and joined Davis & Santos, where I have been a senior trial counsel for two years, specializing in commercial litigation in state and federal court. Over my career I have developed strong leadership, mentoring and organizational skills that I believe will benefit the SAYLA board and membership. In my personal life, I am married to another native San Antonion whose family has owned and operated a small business in Alamo Heights for nearly a century. I have a seven-year old stepson
8 and two dogs. My family loves to travel, fish and play tennis with my father and uncle, who are the head tennis coaches at Incarnate Word University and Trinity University, respectively. I look forward to the opportunity to serve on the SAYLA Board and making the term a success.
9 Megan Young United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas 615 E. Houston St., Suite 505 San Antonio Texas Law School: Drexel University Texas Bar No.: Year Licensed: 2013 Date of Birth: 10/11/1988 DIRECTOR I think SAYLA members would benefit from my involvement through participation and leadership on the Board of Directors because I am a organized individual with a history of outreach and event planning. In law school, I served as the Vice President for Student Affairs for the Student Bar Association and through that role, planned all SBA events including philanthropy events, networking events, speaker events and the Barristers' Ball. Additionally, I served in a similar planning and outreach role in college as Vice President of Programming and Development for my sorority. I am also relatively new to San Antonio so I enjoy finding new venues and opportunities within the growing young professional population. As a board member, SAYLA members would also benefit from my leadership experience because I can bring meaningful discussion and perspective to decisions affecting the future of our organization. In my past roles, I have achieved short term programming goals designed to ulimately leave the orgnization in a better position than when I took office. I think I can assist in thoughtful planning and implementation of SAYLA's goals as a director.
10 J. Barrett Shipp Heinrichs & De Gennaro, P.C. 100 NE Loop 410, Suite 1075 San Antonio Texas PRESIDENT-ELECT Law School: St. Mary's University School of Law Texas Bar No.: Year Licensed: 2007 Date of Birth: 1/19/1980 During my service on the SAYLA Board of Directors and as Vice President, I said and acted on the premise that SAYLA can and should do more for young lawyers working to balance the realities of today s legal market and practice with their professional and personal obligations. As President, I would like to continue those efforts and build on the projects and legacies of great leadership we've enjoyed in recent years, including our incoming President, Patty Rouse Vargas; our current President, Michael DeNuccio; and our immediate past president Ty Sheehan. I d also like to thank Ty Sheehan for being integral part of my SAYLA involvement. We can continue to be and train better leaders in our community. We can do this in how we interact with each other; by being resources for each other; continuing to provide great CLE and get-togethers for young lawyers; and educating our community about the rule of law and our roles in maintaining it. We also need to meet young lawyers where they are and assist them in managing their own practices whether they are associates, in-house, government lawyers, or solo practitioners. Our luncheon speaker series headed up by Director Ryan Cox is a great example of that as well as Andrew Froelich and Michael DeNuccio s law practice management series and the Attorney Resources page on SAYLA also needs to continue to recognize and promote excellence in our field and educate others about what we do. Our annual Liberty Bell, Outstanding Young Lawyer, Outstanding Mentor, and Honorary Young Lawyer awards are symbols of that commitment. We should continue to coordinate our efforts with the San Antonio Bar Association- a venture that Michael DeNuccio has spearheaded with efforts such as the first joint SABA/SAYLA Family Fun Day and Chili Cookoff to be held on April 6, I have served on the SAYLA Board of Directors since 2011, first as a Director and most recently on the Executive Board as Vice-President. I have served as Co-Chair on the Family Fun Day, Grants & Awards, Trial Skills, and Mentor/Mentee committees. While Vice President, I served
11 as the executive liaison to the Family Fun Day and Grants & Awards committees. Recently, I also headed up the SBOT Care Clinic initiative at the invitation of SBOT President Lisa Tatum and SAYLA President Michael DeNuccio. I ve also recently been asked to serve on the Nominations Committee of the San Antonio Bar Association. For the past several years, I worked with the Texas Young Lawyers Association and St. Mary s University School of Law to organize and moderate a panel discussion of young lawyers about the legal market, transition to practice, and what law students can do to find their first legal job. I speak at local undergraduate and law school classes as well as civic groups on the topics of estate planning, probate, guardianship, and related litigation, as well as on the topics of business organizations, law practice management, and the practice & study of law generally. I am a Director, former executive committee member, and founding member on the St. Mary s Law Alumni Association s San Antonio chapter. Over the last few years, I volunteered with the San Antonio chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel s Ethics Follies CLE musical, most recently as a co-writer of some of the parodies. SAYLA is a worthwhile organization and the friendships made here will last throughout our careers, help you become a better lawyer, and one day maybe even help your own clients. SAYLA is also a way for us to continue to learn about what it is to be a lawyer and to practice ethically and professionally. I hope you will continue to participate; I encourage you to attend an event, join a committee, suggest ideas, and get involved where you can. Thank you for your consideration and your vote.
12 Krishna Reddy Paul Garcia & Associates 4801 NW Loop 410, Ste. 525 San Antonio Texas VICE PRESIDENT (210) Law School: St Mary's University School of Law Texas Bar No.: Year Licensed: 2008 Date of Birth: 10/17/1982 For the last several years, I have been a member of SAYLA and active within the organization as a director and most recently as Secretary. I believe that my involvement with SAYLA and various organizations in the community, along with my work experience and contacts made through my participation with different groups in the community, will be beneficial in supporting SAYLA and the different activities that SAYLA sponsors. I have also worked with several local law firms, students and businesses to help with SAYLA contributions, involvement, sponsorship and participation. As a young lawyer, I believe SAYLA is a very important and an essential organization for the betterment of the legal profession in San Antonio. I have worked to introduce young lawyers to the organization, and I believe that the bigger the organization is, the stronger it will become.
13 Andrew Froelich Law Office of Andrew C Froelich Sir Winston Ste 3 San Antonio Texas SECRETARY Law School: St Mary's University School of Law Texas Bar No.: Year Licensed: 2008 Date of Birth: 6/15/1980 I have been a Board Member for 4 years and believe I have the experience, dedication, and desire to work hard on the Executive Committee. In the past 4 years, I have been the committee chair of Courthouse Tour/Judicial Reception, Publicity/Website, Programs, Trial Skills Tournament, Social and others.
14 Steven Rouse Ford & Murray Reunion Place, Suite 640 San Antonio Texas TREASURER-ELECT Law School: St. Mary's Texas Bar No.: Year Licensed: 2006 Date of Birth: 8/13/1980 Last year I had the privilege of serving on the SAYLA Board of Directors. As a Director, I served as a Co-Chair for Family Fun Day and the Courthouse Tour and Judicial Reception. While helping plan those events, I learned how important the role of Treasurer is for SAYLA. That is why I am so honored to be nominated for the position of Treasurer-Elect. What this nomination means is that there is at least one person in this world that believes I am just hardworking, honest, dependable, and crazy enough to actually do the job. If elected, I intend to prove that poor soul right.
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