■ TAKE TYLA ON THE ROAD
Introduce TYLA projects to young lawyer affiliates in and outside of Texas.
■ PROVIDE MEANINGFUL OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE
Connect young lawyers with community organizations that need help.
■ SERVE AS A RESOURCE
Continue to provide substantive resources to young lawyers that will assist them in developing and maintaining a law practice.
■ GIVE THE LEGAL PROFESSION SOME GOOD PR
Educate the public about important contributions lawyers make to society.
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS, & ACCOLADES
■ BOARD CERTIFIED IN CIVIL APPELLATE LAW – TEXAS BOARD OF LEGAL SPECIALIZATION
■ J.D., MAGNA CUM LAUDE, ST. MARY’S UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW – 2003
■ B.A. AND B.A., HIGH HONORS, NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY – 2000
■ TEXAS SUPER LAWYERS LIST, APPELLATE LAW, AS COMPILED BY THOMSON REUTERS – 2014
■ TEXAS RISING STARS LIST, APPELLATE LAW, AS COMPILED BY THOMSON REUTERS – 2005, 2009-2014
■ MEMBER OF THE COLLEGE OF THE STATE BAR OF TEXAS
■ JOSEPH M. PRITCHARD OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR AWARD – 2013
■ PRESIDENT’S AWARD OF MERIT – 2012
■ VICE PRESIDENT – 2014-2015
■ DIRECTOR, DISTRICT 18 – 2010-2014
■ CO-CHAIR, LAW FOCUSED EDUCATION COMMITTEE – 2012-2014
■ CO-CHAIR, LOCAL AFFILIATES COMMITTEE –2012-2014
■ CO-CHAIR, MEMBER SERVICES & OUTREACH COMMITTEE – 2013-2014
■ CO-CHAIR, STATE MOOT COURT COMPETITION – 2013-2014
■ CO-CHAIR, LAW STUDENT OUTREACH COMMITTEE – 2011-2012
■ CO-CHAIR, LOW INCOME TEXAS COMMITTEE – 2010-2011
STATE & LOCAL BAR LEADERSHIP
■ COUNCIL MEMBER, STATE BAR OF TEXAS APPELLATE SECTION – 2013-2016
■ PRESIDENT, SAN ANTONIO YOUNG LAWYERS ASSOCIATION – 2008-2009
■ CHAIR, SAN ANTONIO BAR ASSOCIATION APPELLATE PRACTICE SECTION – 2009-2011
■ TRUSTEE & ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBER, SAN ANTONIO BAR FOUNDATION – 2009-2013
■ PROGRAM LEADER, WILLIAM S. SESSIONS AMERICAN INN OF COURT- 2010, 2013
Sam and Lori Houston have been married for over 13 years. Lori, Director of the City of San Antonio’s Center City Development and Operations Department, oversees the revitalization of downtown San Antonio. Sam and Lori are both passionate about San Antonio. They have been actively involved in San Antonio’s growing arts and cultural scene, as well as efforts to energize the young professional community. Together they have a 6-month old daughter, Millie Hope, and a 7-year old Shetland Sheepdog named Max. While they have their hands full, Sam and Lori enjoy an active social life and look forward to new travel opportunities with their baby daughter.