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Laura Gibson '84 elected president of State Bar of Texas

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Laura Gibson '84

May 4, 2021 - Laura Gibson, a 1984 graduate of the University of Houston Law Center, will soon become the next president of the State Bar of Texas.

"I am so proud to be a graduate of the University of Houston Law Center," Gibson said. "I have been honored to serve on the University of Houston Law Alumni Association since 2010 . I am also impressed by the leadership at the University of Houston Law Center for raising the funds necessary to build the new John M. O’Quinn Law Building that will allow us to have a building commensurate with the high caliber education that our students receive. 

"I am delighted that our future students will have a strong legal foundation in a state of the art building as a result of their education at the University of Houston Law Center. Without the education I received at the University of Houston Law Center, I don’t believe that my dream of becoming the next President of the State Bar of Texas could have been fulfilled."

Gibson is a partner at Dentons, and serves a member of the firm's litigation and dispute resolution practice and leads the employment and labor practice team. She has previously served as the chair of the State Bar of Texas' board of directors. From 2015-2016, Gibson served as president of the Houston Bar Association.

"I am delighted that Laura Gibson will be President-elect of the Texas Bar," said Dean Leonard M. Baynes. "Laura is an accomplished lawyer heading up Dentons' labor and employment law practice. Laura has given back to the Law Center with her service as a member of the University of Houston Alumni Board. She also has been very active in the bar by previously serving as President of the Houston Bar Association and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Texas Bar Association.

"Laura is the first UH Law alumni to serve in this role since James N. Parsons III ‘69, who was Texas Bar president from 1990-91. The Law Center community is very proud of Laura’s accomplishments."

"We are so very proud of Laura and the incredible campaign she successfully orchestrated which led to achieving this outstanding election result," added UH Law Alumni Association President Victor Wright.

"Laura is to be commended for her integrity, grace, style and empathy for others displayed throughout her campaign. We are thrilled for Laura and her family as she embarks on this journey, and she will have the UHLAA board and the entire UHLC community's support each step along the way."

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