Editor’s Note: In this blog series, we are getting to know the members of the Texas Young Lawyers Association Board of Directors. TYLA, commonly called the “public service arm” of the State Bar of Texas, works to facilitate the administration of justice, foster respect for the law, and advance the role of the legal profession in serving the public. All TYLA programs are accomplished through the volunteer efforts of its board and committee members, with the cooperation of local affiliate young lawyers associations. Learn more at tyla.org.

Name: David R. “Dave” Hagan

Firm: Hagan Law Office

Area of Law You Practice: Criminal/General

Position Held in TYLA: District 1 Director

How did you get involved in bar service?

Encouraged to run for the director position by the previous director for my district.

What is your favorite TYLA project and why?

I have really liked helping organize a roadshow for my district, bringing TYLA’s resources to scale in small-town East Texas.

What tips can you give to other attorneys to manage stress?

Force yourself to give yourself time off. Don’t even look at emails over the weekend.

What do you do in your spare time?

Golf, board/card games, watch sports.

What is one thing most people don’t know about you?

I once karaoke’d the entire Frozen soundtrack.