Parker County Today July 2016 - Page 75

our leaders: TOM VICK Local attorney Tom Vick presidentelect of the State Bar of Texas It’s official: Vick is sworn in during a June 16 meeting in Cowtown BY MEL W RHODES L “It means I’ll be working on weekends more often,” Vick said with a laugh. As president of the SBT, the Parker County counselor will make a little history, becoming the first family law attorney to hold the office. In the broader scheme of things, his being a small-town family law lawyer will have a significant effect on the organization. “[As president] you represent all the lawyers in the state, so you make a lot of public appearances and repre- PA R K E R C O U N T Y T O D AY 2017 – June 2018 term. During his yearlong stint as president-elect Vick will prepare to take on the presidency. His duties as president-elect will include chairing the budget committee, participation on the executive committee and representing the SBT — public appearances, speeches, etc. — when the current president is unable to do so. He also will help represent the state body at the American Bar Association and other organizations. In short, his life is about to get a little busier. JULY 2016 ongtime Weatherford attorney Tom Vick has been lawyering on the Square for 35 years, in the same building. He joined his father, Gabe Thomas Vick, Sr., in the family business after earning his law degree at the South Texas College of Law in Houston in 1981. He’s come a long way since then. On June 16, during its annual meeting held in Fort Worth, the State Bar of Texas swore Vick in as the organization’s president-elect. He will serve as president for the June 73