State Bar of Texas officials announced April 30 that Bob Black of Beaumont was elected by the state’s lawyers to serve as president-elect of the organization. Natalie Cobb Koehler of Meridian was elected president-elect of the Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA).

Bob Black is the managing shareholder at MehaffyWeber, where his practice is concentrated in mediation, arbitration, and civil litigation.

Natalie Cobb Koehler is the Bosque County attorney and a sole practitioner in Meridian.

Black and Koehler will be sworn in as presidents-elect during the State Bar’s Annual Meeting June 10-11, 2010 in Fort Worth, and will serve as president of the State Bar and TYLA respectively from June 2011 until June 2012.

Also elected to the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors are Roy Dayton Brantley of College Station, Greg M. Dykeman of Beaumont, Michael W. McDonald of Hillsboro, Christina Melton Crain of Dallas, Jo Ann Merica of Austin, Victor H. Negron, Jr. of San Antonio, Barrett H. Reasoner of Houston, R.W. "Ricky" Richards of Jacksonville, Stephen J. Schechter of Boerne, and Frank E. Stevenson II of Dallas.

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