Tennessee Walker | Immediate Past President

Undergraduate: Texas A&M
Law School: Baylor Law School

Member of:
Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
Tarrant County Bar Association
Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court
Texas Bar Foundation (Fellow)

Tennessee is a former Shareholder at Harris, Finley & Bogle, P.C. and he is currently a Plaintiff trial lawyer with Patterson Law Group. Tennessee also serves on the boards of Leadership Fort Worth and Tarrant County Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Christopher Gee | President

Undergraduate: Texas Tech University
Law School: St. Mary’s University School of Law

Member of:
Tarrant County Young Lawyer’s Association
Ryan Place Improvement Association Board of Directors

Christopher is an attorney with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) where he advises the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on a variety of federal and state legal issues including enforcement of federal transportation security regulations, employment law issues, ethics, information law, civil rights, and litigation. In addition, Christopher has also worked on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in Washington, D.C.

Kat Hopkins | President-Elect

Undergraduate: Texas Christian University
Law School: St. Mary’s University

Member of:
Tarrant County Bar Association
Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association

Kat Hopkins is an associate with Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP. Kat focuses her practice on bankruptcy and business reorganization, including the representation of both individual and business clients in various debtor/creditor matters. Kat’s restructuring work has allowed her to develop an expertise in aviation law related to the acquisition, financing and leasing of commercial aircraft. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Hopkins served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ronald B. King, Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge, Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division.

Rob Henry | Vice President

Undergraduate: Texas Tech
Law School: Texas Tech

Member of:
Tarrant County Bar Association
Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court
Tarrant County Trial Lawyers association

Rob Henry maintains his own private practice in Fort Worth. His practice focus is on Personal Injury/Civil Trial law. Rob was born and raised in Fort Worth and went to college at Texas Tech University where he obtained a JD/MBA. After graduation he returned home to Fort Worth.

Martin Garcia | Secretary

Undergraduate: Texas Wesleyan University
Law School: Texas A&M University School of Law f/k/a Texas Wesleyan University School of Law

Member of:
Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
Tarrant County Bar Association: Real Estate Section
Texas Land Title Association PAC Board Member
Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce
Greater Fort Worth Association of REALTORS

Martin is serves as Counsel and Vice President of Business Development for Texas Secure Title Company. He’s also a partner at McAlister & Garcia, a Fort Worth-based Real Estate firm. He focuses on closing real estate transactions, marketing for Texas Secure Title, and handling title curative matters for residential and commercial transactions, as well as legal document preparation and other real estate legal matters.

Clark Rucker | Treasurer

Undergraduate: Texas Christian University
Law School: University of Texas

Member of:
Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
Tarrant County Bar Association

Clark is an associate at Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP.

Andrea Palmer | Director

Undergraduate: University of Texas at Austin
Law School: Baylor Law School

Member of:
Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
Tarrant County Bar Association
Texas State Bar Aviation Section Council (Secretary)
Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court
Cliburn 180 Steering Committee
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Andrea represents a range of aviation clients, including commercial airlines and manufacturers, in state and federal litigation matters throughout the United States. Andrea also handles probate matters and serves as a guardian ad litem.

Lindsay Daniel | Director

Undergraduate: University of Texas at Austin
Law School: Southern Methodist University

Member of:
Tarrant County Bar Association
Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court

Lindsay is a trust officer and vice president at Bank of Texas, where she focuses on personal trust administration for high net-worth clients.

Adam Simmons | Director

Undergraduate: University of Texas at Austin
Law School: Baylor Law School

Member of:
Tarrant County Bar Association
Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court

Adam is an associate with Harris, Finley & Bogle, P.C.’s litigation section. His practice focuses primarily on civil and commercial litigation.

Shelby White | Director

Undergraduate: Baylor University
Law School: Baylor University School of Law

Member of:
Texas Bar College
TCBA Appellate Section

Shelby attended Baylor University (B.A. in Linguistics, 2010) and Baylor University School of Law (J.D., 2012), where she served as an Articles Editor of the Baylor Law Review. She was admitted to the Texas Bar in 2012, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas and the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. She is an associate member of the Eldon B. Mahon American Inn of Court, a member of the Bar Association of the 5th Federal Circuit, and a member of the Texas Bar College. She also serves as secretary on the Tarrant County Bar Association’s Appellate Section Committee. Her practice is primarily civil appellate and civil litigation.

Lauren McDonald | Director

Undergraduate: Texas A&M University
Law School: Baylor University School of Law

Member of:
Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court
Tarrant County Bar Association Diversity Committee

Lauren has been involved in numerous cases, handling labor and employment, business litigation, and medical malpractice issues. She has also assisted with the representation of physicians and other health care providers regarding licensing matters before their respective boards. Lauren has assisted with many trials, including serving as second chair in a partnership dispute with partner Lu Pham.

Aulstin Gardiner | Director

Undergraduate: Texas Wesleyan University
Law School: Texas A&M School of Law

Member of:
Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association

Aulstin practices primarily family law at Allen & Weaver, PC, a boutique family law and civil litigation firm in Euless.

Michael Schneider | Director

Undergraduate: McKendree University
Law School: Texas A&M School of Law
Member of:
Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
Tarrant County Bar Association

Michael is from Illinois but got to Texas as fast as he could. He served as a Deputy Sheriff in Illinois for 9 years before deciding to go to law school. He is an assistant district attorney with the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office.

Paul Elkins | Director

Undergraduate: Texas A&M University
Law School: Texas A&M School of Law

Member of:
Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
American Bar Association
Tarrant County Bar Association
Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University

Paul practices with Harris, Finley & Bogle.

Matthew Meyer | Director

Undergraduate: The University of Georgia
Law School: Baylor School of Law

Member of:
Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association

Matthew’s practice at Boyd Powers & Williamson focuses on catastrophic personal injury and business disputes.

Harrison Smith | Director

Undergraduate: Baylor University
Law School: Howard University School of Law

Member of:
Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
Tarrant County Bar Association
TCU Fellowship of Christian Athletes Board of Directors
Bar Admissions: State Bar of Texas, Connecticut Bar, District of Columbia Bar

Harrison is the attorney and branch manager for the Arlington office of Texas Secure Title Company, LLC. He focuses on addressing title curative matters for residential and commercial transactions and other real estate legal matters, as well as marketing and managing the company’s Greater Arlington operations.

Spencer Mainka | Student Liason

Undergraduate: University of Texas at Austin
Law School: Texas A&M University School of Law

Spencer graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013. After working in Austin for 3 years, she decided to trade burnt orange for maroon and attend Texas A&M University School of Law. In her spare time, she enjoys fishing, karaoke, and spending time with her dog.