Fellows of the Foundation 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 Brian’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, 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 Fellow 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 $16 million throughout Texas to assist nonprofit organizations with a wide range of justice-related programs and services.
Brian Kilpatrick has over 20 years of experience representing financial institutions, businesses, and individuals in litigation, including trials in state and federal court, arbitrations and appeals. Brian devotes the majority of his practice to the representation of banks and other financial institutions in a number of substantive areas, including class actions, breach of contract, lender liability, collections, fair debt collection, fair credit reporting, intellectual property, securities arbitrations, securities fraud, real estate, probate/guardianship/trust, and general torts. Brian received his B.A., with honors, from Austin College and his J.D. from Baylor University School of Law.