Only the top 1/3 of 1% of Texas attorneys are invited to become a Fellow.
DALLAS – Patrick Wigle, an attorney with Waters & Kraus, LLP, has been elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. Fellows of the Foundation are selected for their outstanding professional achievements and their demonstrated commitment to the improvement of the justice system throughout the state of Texas. Election is a mark of distinction and recognition of Patrick’s contributions to the legal profession.
“This honor comes as no surprise to us. Patrick’s leadership qualities, exceptional dedication to the practice of law, and his kind demeanor with clients has been apparent from day one,” said Peter Kraus, partner and co-founder of Waters & Kraus, LLP. “We are fortunate to have such elite lawyers, like Patrick Wigle, representing our clients.”
Selection as a 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.
Patrick Wigle helps people who have been injured by asbestos exposure and their families seek recovery through the legal process. Patrick was awarded his Juris Doctor degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law and was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2008. Patrick serves as a board member for the Texas Youth Scholarship Organization. He has been selected for recognition on the Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for the past four years and was selected as an Associate Member of the Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court for the 2011 to 2012 term.
About the Texas Bar Foundation
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 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 $16 million throughout Texas to assist nonprofit organizations with a wide range of justice-related programs and services. For more information, visit the Texas Bar Foundation at www.txbf.org.
About Waters & Paul, LLP
Waters & Kraus is a national plaintiffs’ law firm devoted to helping families in personal injury and wrongful death cases involving asbestos, benzene, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and birth defects caused by toxic chemical exposures and semiconductor chip manufacturing. The law firm also represents plaintiffs in qui tam whistleblower matters and cases involving false claims submitted to the government. Based in Dallas, Texas, with offices in California and by appointment in Illinois, Waters & Kraus along with our West Coast practice, Waters Kraus & Paul, has represented families from all fifty states and many foreign countries, as well as foreign governments. Contact us to learn more.
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