John Atkins has been elected as a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation for his outstanding professional achievements in Amarillo, Texas. Selection as a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation is restricted to members of the State Bar of Texas. Each year one-third of one percent of State Bar members are invited to become Fellows. Once nominees are selected, they must be elected by the Texas Bar Foundation Board of Trustees. Membership has grown from an initial 255 Charter Members in 1965 to more than 9,000 Fellows throughout Texas today.
The Texas Bar Foundation is the largest charitably funded bar foundation in the country. Founded in 1965 by lawyers determined to assist the public and improve the profession of law, the Texas Bar Foundation has maintained its mission of using th financial contributions of its membership to build a strong justice system for all Texans. To date, the Texas Bar Foundation has disbursed more than $17 million throughout Texas to assist nonprofit organizations with a wide range of justice-related programs and services.