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Locke Lord Dallas Partner Frank Stevenson Elected President of Western States Bar Conference

March 16, 2021

(DALLAS) March 16, 2021 – Locke Lord Dallas Partner Frank Stevenson has been elected President of the Western States Bar Conference (WSBC), a forum for the mutual interchange of ideas among bar leaders of the organization’s 15 member states.

Stevenson, who is only the second Texan to lead the WSBC over its 75-year history, previously served as the organization’s President-Elect and Vice President. He served as President of the State Bar of Texas and Chair of its Board of Directors, Chair of the Dallas Bar Foundation and President of the Dallas Bar Association. He is a current Trustee of the Texas Bar Foundation.

Stevenson has been with Locke Lord for the entirety of his legal career and represents financial institutions, owners, developers and other clients in the purchase and sale of improved and unimproved property, financing transactions and workout matters. As head of Locke Lord’s Transportation and Infrastructure Section, his experience also includes extensive work in the transportation field, general counsel representation of government agencies, drafting and negotiating interlocal and interagency agreements, acquisition of right-of-way, drafting legislation and administrative rules, open government representation, drafting procurement contracts and related work.

In addition to being recognized by legal aid providers for his contributions to enhancing legal access and receiving presidential citations from state and local bar associations, Stevenson was honored with the Dallas Bar Association’s Morris Harrell Professionalism Award. He was the founding chair of award-winning programs that serve low- and modest-means clients, mentor beginning lawyers and diversify the profession and holds numerous leadership positions with civic, charitable, arts and educational organizations.

Stevenson received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and his B.A. from Amherst College.


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