In a closely contested election, Texas lawyers have chosen League City trial attorney Trey Apffel as President-Elect of the State Bar of Texas. Apffel defeated Rockport solo practitioner Steve Fischer, who as a write-in candidate got the most votes in the initial round of balloting last month, with 52.5 percent of the vote. Apffel will serve as President from June 2014 to June 2015. His tenure as President is critically important because it immediately precedes the next State Bar sunset review in 2017.
Apffel owns the Apffel Law Firm in League City, where he focuses on personal injury litigation, toxic torts, and medical malpractice. His practice also includes family law and divorce. He has practiced in Galveston County for more than 30 years. He has served on the board of directors of the State Bar of Texas, as a member of the Executive Committee, and chaired the Legislative Policy Committee. He is a former member of the Commission for Lawyer Discipline. He is a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, a Texas Bar Foundation Life Fellow, and served on the Texas Bar Foundation Board of Trustees. Apffel is a member of the Galveston County Bar Association and served as the organization’s president in 1996-97. He is an associate of the American Board of Trial Advocates and a director of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association.
Apffel received a B.B.A. from Baylor University and a J.D. from Baylor Law School. He is certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. TCJL would like to convey its warmest congratulations to Mr. Apffel and looks forward to working with the State Bar under his tenure.