Slater Elza Elected President of Texas Association of Defense Counsel (TADC)

The Underwood Law Firm is proud to announce that Slater Elza has been elected to serve as President of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel (TADC) for 2020-21.  TADC is one of the largest state organizations of civil litigation attorneys in the U.S. with over 1500 members. TADC is a professional organization of civil trial attorneys dedicated to promoting excellence in its members, fairness in our judicial system, and preserving the right to jury trial for all citizens.  Elza previously served as Executive Vice President and President Elect of TADC. 

“Slater is a leader in our law firm and certainly has become a statewide leader of our profession,” said Gavin Gadberry, President of the Underwood Law Firm.  “Underwood has historically participated in TADC for many, many years, with Slater being the first from our ranks to become its president.” 

Three other lawyers from Amarillo have had the honor of serving as president of TADC:  Tom Riney (1997-98); Wayne Sturdivant (1977-78); and John Fullingim (1962-63).

“I look forward to serving as President of TADC and continuing our commitment to protecting the integrity and accessibility of the civil justice system,” Elza said.  “The future demands that we explore new ways to serve our clients in this day of ‘virtual’ litigation and soaring costs while maintaining our commitment to our clients and the judicial system.”

Elza will be officially sworn in as President at the 2020 TADC Annual Meeting in Galveston, TX on Friday, September 25th.  Another Underwood Shareholder, Jennie Knapp, serves on the TADC Board as the West Texas Vice President after previously serving as the Chair of the Young Lawyer’s Committee..

TADC is celebrating its 60th Anniversary as an association of civil trial attorneys this week at the Annual Meeting.  To learn more about TADC, please click here.

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