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Benny Agosto Jr. speaks at the 15th Annual Harvard Latino Law, Policy, and Business Conference

Harvard Law School in conjunction with the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and Harvard Business School recently hosted the 15th Annual Harvard Latino Law, Policy and Business Conference. The annual conference gathers Latino leaders from the private, public and non-profit sectors to discuss important issues in the Latino community. Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) President Benny Agosto, Jr. was invited to be part of a panel discussing "Latinos in the Legal Profession."

The Hispanic National Bar Association Participates in Selma-Montgomery March and Takes Action For Civil Rights

Washington, D.C. - On March 7th, the HNBA joined other national partners in a rally and press conference to launch a bus trip to Selma, Alabama from where the groups participated in a historic recreation of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery, AL march led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Houston Texans Honran a Benny Agosto Jr. con el NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award

Los Houston Texans reconocieron a Benny Agosto Jr. con el NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award (Premio al Liderato Hispano de la NFL), por su trabajo en favor de los hispanos.

Hispanic National Bar Association President Participates in White House Sessions with U.S. Secretary of the Interior and Vice-President

On January 18, 2012, Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) President Benny Agosto Jr. met with Senior White House and Agency Officials along with other Latino leaders from across the nation to discuss several policy areas affecting the Latino population. Agosto was also among a select group of Latino leaders to participate in an intimate question-and-answer session recently with Vice-President Joe Biden and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar.

Hispanic National Bar Association President Benny Agosto, Jr. Proudly Announces the Veterans Legal Initiative Program

The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) recently announced the launch of its new Veterans Legal Initiative Program ("Veterans Initiative"), in an effort to provide free legal services to the men and women of the American armed forces and their families. The Veterans Initiative is part of HNBA National President Benny Agosto, Jr.'s "Year of the Advocate" and will organize HNBA members to volunteer at local Departments of Veterans' Affairs, American Legion posts, and Veterans of Foreign Wars locations, as well as opening their own free legal clinics.

2011 Advanced Personal Injury Law Seminar

The first day of the Houston presentation of the State Bar of Texas' 2011 Advanced Personal Injury Law Seminar was a success. Those who preregistered, joined by a record crowd of walk-ins, learned from experts from across the State of Texas who discussed the many issues involved in a personal injury law practice. One highlight was a group discussion at noon by local jurists. Hon. Caroline Baker moderated a panel that included Hon. Susan Criss from Galveston County, along with the Hon. Reece Rendon and Hon. Bill Burke from Harris County. They shared insights gleaned from many years on the bench. Tomorrow, the seminar continues with a full slate of recognized leaders speaking on further important topics of the trial practice.

2011 MABATx Foundation Luncheon a Great Success

I am thrilled to report that the Mexican-American Bar Association of Texas Foundation's (MABATx Foundation) Sixth Annual Scholarship Luncheon benefitting Hispanic law students, held last Wednesday, August 17 at the downtown Double Tree Hotel, was very successful. Every year, the luncheon raises money to donate to the three law schools in our community, and this year was no different. Several thousand was raised for scholarships that are given each year to outstanding Houston-area law students who best exemplify leadership, commitment, justice and equality within the Hispanic community and beyond.

Former HNBA President Confirmed as Justice

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate a good friend of mine, Jimmie Reyna, on his recent appointment to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. On April 4th, the Senate confirmed Jimmie by a vote of 86-0, making him the first Latino to occupy the position of Circuit Judge on that court.

More Problems for Toyota

Toyota is once again recalling vehicles, this time for brake fluid and fuel pump problems. The recall affects 1.53 million vehicles, including the Lexus GS300, RX330, IS250, IS350, and the Toyota Avalon and Highlander. The problem, which primarily affects North America, involves the brake master cylinder, which could lead to weaker braking power. The other is an electrical problem with the fuel pump which can cause the engine to stall. Over the past year, Toyota has recalled more than 10 million cars for problems ranging from faulty gas pedals, braking problems in the Prius, troublesome floor mats, and engine stalls. Although no accidents have yet been reported as a result of these problems, Toyota has recently reached an out-of-court settlement with relatives of a family killed when their Lexus sped out of control and crashed as a result of an accelerator problem. This accident first put the spotlight on Toyota's problems and prompted the recall of millions of vehicles worldwide.

[email protected], JR. SWORN IN AS 2010 HNBA PRESIDENT-ELECT

[email protected], Jr., a partner with the law firm Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend, was recently sworn in as the National President-Elect of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) at the 2010 HNBA Annual Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As National President-Elect, Mr. Agosto will help the HNBA collaborate with other national bar associations, governmental leaders, and community groups to achieve greater involvement and prominence in the legal profession by Hispanics.

Awards & Recognition

  • 2016-2017 Equal Access to Justice Champion

    The Equal Access to Justice Champions Program was started by the Houston Bar Association in 2006, to help ensure placement of Houston Volunteer Lawyers cases with pro bono volunteers. Originally, firms were tiered according to size, and firms within each tier committed to accept a certain number of pro bono cases from HVL each year for five years.

  • The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100 Trial Lawyers

    The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state or region who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase objective and uniformly applied process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research.

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum

    Established in 1993, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (which includes the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum) is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There are over 4000 members throughout the country. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.

  • Recognized by Best Lawyers America | Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz | 2017

    Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. Their methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.

  • Lead Counsel Rated

    In order to earn the Lead Counsel Rating, an attorney must not only demonstrate significant legal experience, but must also receive multiple peer recommendations advocating his or her ability. This is a key component in the screening process.

  • Texas Super Lawyers | Texas Monthly

    Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in Texas via a patented multiphase selection process involving peer nomination, independent research and peer evaluation. The Texas lawyers who receive the highest point totals during this selection process are further recognized in Texas Super Lawyers Top Lists.

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