James Wester, Of Counsel to Underwood Law Firm, P.C., has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Texas Bar Foundation. Mr. Wester took office June 1, 2022.
In an Of Counsel role, Mr. Wester continues to assist various Underwood attorneys in Underwood’s Renewable Energy Group in an effort to bring value to clients in the growing wind, solar and renewable energy industries in the Texas Panhandle and South Plains regions. Economic development incentives are an important factor for renewable energy projects, a portion of his practice included tax abatement agreements for counties, hospital districts, and regional water districts and tax limitation agreements for school districts. Mr. Wester also continues to actively transition his business and real estate practice.
Founded in 1965 by attorneys determined to assist the public and improve the profession of law, the Texas Bar Foundation has maintained its mission of using the financial contributions of its membership to build a strong justice system for all Texans. To date, the Texas Bar Foundation has distributed more than $24 million throughout Texas to assist nonprofit organizations with a wide range of justice-related programs and services. More than $1.5 million is expected to be distributed for grants this fiscal year. For more information, please visit www.txbf.org.