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: Dave Hagan

Employer/Organization: The Law Office of David R. Hagan

Practice Area(s): Criminal defense, personal injury, and general civil litigation

Why did you join the TYLA board? Because I love lawyers!

What advice would you give to other TYLA members who are looking for ways to grow professionally? Don’t be shy about reaching out to the older lawyers in your area. Or just give me a holler!

Before joining the TYLA board, what is your favorite experience with community or public service? Working constituent services for a representative in the Texas House of Representatives.

What was your favorite movie, TV show, musical artist, or song from high school/college? Fall Out Boy.