DALLAS –Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce Paul K. Stafford has been appointed as a member of the State Bar of Texas Diversity in the Profession Committee. He will serve a three-year term, which begins in June 2019.
Mr. Stafford is Counsel in the Trial Practice Group of Thompson & Knight’s Dallas office where he focuses his practice on complex commercial and business litigation, technology litigation, insurance policyholder litigation, intellectual property litigation, and cybersecurity. He received a J.D. from Texas Tech University School of Law (1994) and a B.S. in Political Science with a minor in Economics from Texas A&M University (1990).
He has served as President of the Dallas Bar Association (2012), a member of the Board of Trustees of the Dallas Bar Foundation (2005-2013), President of the J. L. Turner Legal Association (2002), and as a member of several State Bar of Texas committees. In addition to his involvement with the State Bar of Texas, Mr. Stafford is actively involved in civic and professional organizations, including as a member of the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas and Camp John Marc.
A recognized Texas Super Lawyer and a D Magazine Best Lawyer in Dallas, he also has authored and presented numerous articles, papers, and CLE presentations on insurance, e-discovery, litigation, and diversity. Since 2002, Mr. Stafford has taught courses on Insurance Law, Trial Advocacy, and Interviewing and Counseling as an Adjunct Professor at his alma mater, Texas Tech University School of Law and at Texas A&M School of Law, and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Texas Tech University School of Law.
The State Bar of Texas Diversity in the Profession Committee was created in 1989; its purpose is to examine the historical and current status of minorities in the profession and to make recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding how the bar can take action to enhance employment and economic opportunities for minorities in the profession, and to increase involvement by minorities in the bar. For more information, click here.