Underwood Law is proud to announce that one of our shareholders, Titiana Frausto has been accepted into leadership for The State Bar of Texas and Texas Young Lawyers Association (SBOT). Nominations are required to be selected for Leadership SBOT, and of those many nominations, they only select 20 lawyers who are:
-“Individuals who aspire to lead and have the demonstrated potential to become leaders” and
-“Individuals who have a goal to serve their communities and the profession and are committed to a profession and judiciary that reflect the diversity of the state.”
Titiana was selected as one of the few lawyers for this honor for her outstanding work ethic and dedication to law.
“Titiana is a dynamic leader who inspires all who work with her. Her practice covers family, civil defense, and criminallaw. She is willing to take on most any task and is a true team player. Her dedication to the practice of law extends beyond the office and courtrooms she visits. Titiana is an active member of the Amarillo Area Bar Association and also the Panhandle Family Law Association, where she most recently served as its president. She is often a speaker at family law continuing legal education seminars. The 2018 Amarillo Globe News Best of Amarillo poll named her Best Divorce Lawyer. She donates her time and talent to Legal Aid of Northwest Texas as a volunteer attorney. Her skills and dedication clearly do not end with her law practice. Titiana maintains a balanced lifestyle. Titiana and her husband, Josh Frausto, a federal prosecutor, have three young children. Her evenings and weekends are filled with her children’s activities. I can personally attest that Titiana, a native of Louisiana, is an incredible cook. In her spare time, she is active in her church and is a volunteer board member for Opportunity School, a local non-profit that provides affordable, high-quality, early childhood education. She is a mentor for Amarillo Project Safe Neighborhoods, a volunteer for College Success Initiative, and the outgoing President of Amarillo Art Institute.” Said Underwood Law President Gavin Gadberry.
“Created in 2008 by then State Bar President Harper Estes, LeadershipSBOT is designed to increase diverse leadership participation within the legal community through the nomination of lawyers who possess both the desire and the potential to assume leadership roles in their communities and the State Bar of Texas. Central to the program’s mission is ensuring that participant demographics represent the diversity of the State of Texas — culturally, ethnically, geographically, and in practice area.
LeadershipSBOT participants will examine what is expected of leaders and, with the advice and guidance of current leaders, discover how to best engage in public involvement to be effective in the profession and in the community. The yearlong program consists of two training sessions and concludes with the presentation of group projects during the State Bar Annual Meeting.”