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By January 31, 2013September 26th, 2013No Comments

AUSTIN, TX—Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA) of Central Texas, a nonprofit legal watchdog group, today announced that two local community leaders have been elected to lead its board of directors for 2013.   San Antonio’s Chip Hough, managing partner of Basic Industries, will serve as Chairman, while Austinite Jill Shackelford will serve as vice chairperson.


“It’s a privilege to lead the Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse of Central Texas as we work to raise public awareness about the cost and consequences of lawsuit abuse,” Hough said.  “From our local communities to the halls of the Capitol this legislative session, CALA of Central Texas is committed to bringing common sense to our courts system.”


During the 2013 Legislative Session, Hough pointed to the need to rein in predatory lawsuit lenders as one of the organization’s top priorities at the Capitol.


Also, re-elected as Board members for 2013 are:


  • Roger      Borgelt, principal,      Borgelt Law
  • Cliff      Collier, dealer      manager, Howdy Honda
  • Karen      Easterling, State      Farm Insurance
  • DeWitt      Gayle, president/managing      principal, STG Design Architects
  • Jana      Howden, community      leader
  • Bobby      Jenkins, president,      ABC Pest and Lawn Services
  • Darryl      Jordan, vice      president of risk management and chief risk officer, Seton Healthcare      Family
  • Clay      McPhail, business      consultant
  • Andy      Tewell,  president, Central Texas Equipment Co.
  • Paul      Workman, secretary,      Workman Commercial Construction Services Ltd.


For more information about CALA of Central Texas, visit, on and on Twitter @CALACTX.

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