Jack Skaggs Elected as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation

February 1, 2016 | Attorney News

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 Jack’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.

Jack practices in the area of general commercial litigation, with an emphasis on healthcare law, insurance defense, real estate litigation, administrative law, and creditors’ rights. He represents many healthcare providers in administrative appeals and related litigation. Specifically, he assists many long-term care, assisted living, and home health providers on appeals from enforcement actions imposed by the Department of Aging and Disability Services and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Jack received his B.A. degree from Austin College and his J.D. degree, with honors, from Baylor University. At Baylor Law School, Jack served as Technical Editor on the Baylor Law Review and was a member of the Baylor Mock Trial team.

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Jack E. Skaggs
Partner, Austin