DALLAS (Lawfuel) – R. Scott Downing, name partner at the Family Law firm of McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, L.L.P., has been elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation.
Fellows are selected for their outstanding professional achievements and their demonstrated commitment to the improvement of the justice system throughout the state of Texas. Election is a mark of distinction and recognition of Mr. Downing’s contributions to the legal profession.
Selection as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation is restricted to members of the State Bar of Texas. Each year only one-third of one percent of State Bar members are invited to become Fellows. Once nominees are selected, they must be elected by the Texas Bar Foundation Board of Trustees. Membership has grown from an initial 254 Charter Fellows in 1965 to more than 7,500 Fellows throughout Texas today.
The Texas Bar Foundation is the largest charitably funded bar foundation in the country. Founded in 1965 by lawyers determined to assist the public and improve the profession of law, the Texas Bar Foundation has maintained its mission of using the financial contributions of its membership to build a strong justice system for all Texans. To date, the Texas Bar Foundation has distributed more than 89 million throughout Texas to assist nonprofit organizations with a wide range of justice-related programs and services.
With offices in Dallas and San Antonio, McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, L.L.P. is one of the largest firms in Texas specializing solely in Family Law. Each of the firm’s partners is a member of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists and is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.