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David J. Beck to be Inducted as a “Texas Legal Legend”
May 26, 2022
Beck Redden LLP is pleased to announce that the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas will induct Founding Partner David J. Beck as a “Texas Legal Legend” at the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting on June 9, 2022.
Texas Legal Legends is a project of the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas. Its purpose is to memorialize the stories of many legendary lawyers who have practiced in Texas, and to use those stories to enhance the public’s understanding of the historical importance of lawyers and the importance of making a difference – not just a living. Legends like Mr. Beck are examples of lawyers who have spent their professional careers serving others and taking on challenges that are much bigger than themselves.
When learning that he would be inducted as a “Texas Legal Legend”, Mr. Beck said, “Given the impressive list of those previously inducted, I am deeply honored to even be considered, much less named, a “Texas Legal Legend”. It has been an honor and a privilege to help our clients solve their legal problems over the years. I sincerely thank them for the trust and confidence they have shown in me and my colleagues at Beck Redden.”
David J. Beck, formerly a senior partner at Fulbright & Jaworski in Houston, Texas, founded Beck Redden LLP in January 1992. Mr. Beck previously served as President of the State Bar of Texas (1995-96), President of the American College of Trial Lawyers (2006-07), President of the International Association of Defense Counsel (1991-92); and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Center for American and International Law (2011-15). He was named by the National Law Journal as one of the top 10 trial lawyers in the United States and one of the top trial lawyers in the Southwest. He has been included in The Best Lawyers in America© for over thirty years, in eight separate areas of litigation practice.
In 2015, he was appointed to a six-year term on The University of Texas System Board of Regents by Governor Greg Abbott. He has been named a “Distinguished Alumnus” of The University of Texas at Austin (2010); an “Outstanding Alumnus” of The University of Texas Law School (2000); and is a Life Member, University of Texas Law School Foundation Board of Trustees (President, 2002-2006). He is currently an Adjunct Professor at The University of Texas Law School.