Stevenson, Frank E.

Frank E. Stevenson II

Partner
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Frank Stevenson represents financial institutions, owners, developers and other clients in the purchase and sale of improved and unimproved property, financing transactions and workout matters. 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.

Frank Stevenson represents financial institutions, owners, developers and other clients in the purchase and sale of improved and unimproved property, financing transactions and workout matters. 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.

Frank was the 2016-2017 President of the State Bar of Texas and is the President-elect of the Western States Bar Conference. Additionally, he is the former Chair of the Dallas Bar Foundation, a former Chair of the State Bar Board of Directors and a former President of the Dallas Bar Association.

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CREDENTIALS
Education
  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1980
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Amherst College, 1977
Bar Admissions
  • Texas
Professional Affiliations
    • President, State Bar of Texas (2016-2017)
    • Board of Directors, State Bar of Texas (2010-2014; 2015-2018)
      • Chair (2012-2013)
    • Trustee, Texas Bar Foundation (2018-Present; Executive Committee 2019)
    • President, Western States Bar Conference (2021-Present)
    • President, Dallas Bar Association (2008)
      • Board of Directors (1999-2013)
      • Secretary/Treasurer (1999)
      • Chair (2004)
      • DBA Committee to Finalize Statement on Minority Hiring, Retention, and Advancement (1993)
    • Chair, Board of Trustees, Dallas Bar Foundation (2017)
      • Board of Trustees (2007-2017)
    • Member, American Bar Association House of Delegates (2015-2019)
    • Member, ABA Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services (2017-2019)
    • Co-Founder, Texas Opportunity & Justice Incubator (TOJI), a nationally recognized legal incubator training lawyers for modest-means practices (2015-2018)
    • Board of Directors, Dallas Bar Association, Community Service Fund (2002-2006)
      • President, (2006)
    • Member, Commission to Expand Civil Legal Services (appointed by Texas Supreme Court) (2016-2017)
    • Steering Committee, Campaign for Equal Access to Justice, Dallas Bar Association/Legal Services of NorthWest Texas Legal Aid Campaign (2002-2005); Division Chair (2013-2015)
      • Chair (2003-2004)
    • Chair and Co-Founder, DBA Transition to Law Practice Program (Instructional Program for Beginning Lawyers) (2007-2008)
    • Chairman and Founder, Dallas Bar Association Summer Law Intern Program (Minority Legal Internship Program) (1993-1997)
    • Member, State Bar of Texas Pro Bono Work Group (2014-Present)
    • Member, The College of the State Bar of Texas
    • Member, Texas Center for Legal Ethics
    • Sustaining Life Fellow, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Dallas Bar and Texas Bar Foundations
    • Life Fellow, American Bar Association
    • Co-Director of Dallas Bar Association’s Evening Ethics Program (2010-Present), and frequent speaker at its Summer Professionalism Program, Transition to Law Practice Program and other events
    • Mentor, DBA E-mentoring Program to disadvantaged high school students (2004-2014)
Awards & Recognitions
    • Recipient, Morris Harrell Professionalism Award, Dallas Bar Association (2019)‎
    • Named, Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine (2017-2021)‎
    • Recipient, National Outstanding Eagle Scout Award (2017) ‎
    • Recipient, Outstanding Alumnus Award, Fort Worth Country Day School (2016) ‎
    • Recipient, Presidential Citation, State Bar of Texas (2013)‎
    • Recipient, Medal for Eminent Service, Amherst College (2009) ‎
    • Recipient, Best Series of Articles Award, State Bar of Texas (2009)‎
    • Recipient, Pro Bono Appreciation Award, Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas (2008)‎
    • Recipient, Equal Justice Award, Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas (2005)‎
    • Recipient, Presidential Citations, Dallas Bar Association (2004, 2007)‎
    • Recipient, “Belo Hero” Award for Work on DBA Headquarters Expansion (2001)‎
    • Recipient, Moreland Outstanding Committee Chair Award, Dallas Bar Association ‎‎(1996)‎
    • Top Rated Lawyer® AV Preeminent®, Banking and Finance Law and ‎Transportation Law, American Lawyer and Martindale-Hubbell ‎
Community Leadership
    • Committee for a Qualified Judiciary (2018-Present)
    • Board of Directors, Sammons Center for the Arts (2010-2016)
      • President, (2014-2016)
    • Board of Directors, North Dallas Chamber of Commerce (2007-Present)
    • Associate Member, Dallas Citizens Council (2008-Present)‎
    • Numerous Alumni Positions for Amherst College: Past President of Amherst ‎Alumni Association of North Texas, Reunion Chair, Class Agent, Class ‎Secretary, Class Vice President, Class President and Chair of Alumni Council
    • Parents Board, Bucknell University (2006-2010)‎
    • President’s Visiting Council, Austin College (2013-2017)‎
    • Scholarship Committee, Dallas Foundation (2014-Present)
    • Assistant Scoutmaster (2000-2007) ‎
    • Board of Trustees, Grace Presbytery, Presbyterian Church (USA) (2019-Present)‎
    • Elder, Teacher, Committee Chair, Northridge Presbyterian Church
Professional History
    • Former Hiring Partner and Compensation Committee Member, Locke Lord