Tim Newman Campaigns for TYLA President-Elect

03/28/2019

Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Tim Newman has been nominated to run for president-elect of the Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA). If elected, Tim would set the 2020-2021 agenda for the organization, which functions as the public service arm of the State Bar of Texas.

TYLA is comprised of licensed Texas lawyers who are 36 or younger or in their first five years of practice. Tim, 35, is running against TYLA colleague Britney Harrison, a family law attorney at GoransonBain Ausley. Voting for president-elect begins April 1.

“In my nearly 10 years of bar service and practice in my firm, I have been inspired by young lawyers’ public service,” Tim said in a video announcing his month-long campaign. “I want to showcase that work and make sure that those who need our resources and can benefit from our services are aware of the work that we do.”

Further details about Tim’s candidacy can be found on his website and on social media channels: @timfortyla on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

Tim currently serves as treasurer of TYLA. He was named Outstanding Director in 2018 and Outstanding First-Year Director in 2017. His vision as president-elect is to:

  • Organize a statewide day of service to showcase young lawyers’ volunteer work
  • Promote diversity through programs on implicit bias and cultural competence
  • Support small law firms with a start-up toolkit
  • Bolster childhood literacy with resources for new parents

“Haynes and Boone lawyers are encouraged to play an active role in helping their communities and bar organizations reach their highest potential,” said Haynes and Boone Managing Partner Tim Powers. “Tim’s campaign exemplifies this spirit of engagement and leadership.”

Thad Behrens, partner and co-chair of the Litigation Practice Group and chair of the Class Action Defense Practice Group added: “Tim has an enduring devotion to public service that complements Haynes and Boone’s commitment to service. Tim’s TYLA leadership is in line with the firm’s 2025 plan, culture, and core values – which include community and civic engagement. We are proud of Tim’s work as a community leader.”

The young litigator is no stranger to public service, having served as a director of Capital for Kids CONNECT, a trustee at his local church, and a visiting prosecutor for the City of Arlington. He also takes pro bono cases through the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program and has served in a number of leadership roles with the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers and Texas Aggie Bar Association.

Since joining the TYLA Board in 2016, Tim has led the launch of the group’s Young Gunners podcast, collected nearly 1,000 children’s books for Bookshelves in Courtrooms, organized events promoting attorney wellness, and contributed to numerous other TYLA initiatives.

More About Tim

As a partner at Haynes and Boone, Tim defends clients against government investigations and co-founded the firm’s cybersecurity group. He attended Texas A&M and became the Head Drum Major of the Aggie Band, later attending law school at William & Mary. He clerked for U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, Texas, in 2009-2010, was recognized in Thomson Reuters’ Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars the last four years, and is a Texas Bar Foundation Fellow.

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