The Board of Directors of the State Bar of Texas has certified two candidates for the April 2022 ballot for 2022-23 State Bar President-Elect. Both candidates have been active in the Bar and in the profession for many years. Additional candidates, if any, have until March 1 to submit their nominating petitions to the Bar for certification.
Cindy Tisdale practices family law in a small firm in Granbury and is Of Counsel with the Midland firm of Lynch, Chappell & Alsup. She is a past chair of the State Bar Board, past chair of the Family Law Section, member of the Pattern Jury Charge committee for family law, Texas Supreme Court appointee to the Board of Disciplinary Appeals, and past chair of the Bar’s Affordable Legal Services Committee. She is board certified in family law, a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, and American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and a frequent CLE presenter.
José “Joe” Escobedo, Jr. practices civil trial law in Edinburg. His firm, Escobedo & Cardenas, has a broad litigation practice in both personal injury and commercial matters. He, too, has served on the State Bar Board of Directors, including a term as chair. He currently serves as a Commissioner on the Texas Access to Justice Commission and as Chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force. A former member of the Editorial Board of the State Bar Journal, he is board certified in personal injury trial law, a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Texas Association of Mediators, and Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and a frequent CLE presenter.