HOUSTON – Thursday, May 23, 2019 – Stephen Pate, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Global Insurance Department, has been appointed by the State Bar of Texas as a member of the State Bar of Texas Pattern Jury Charges—Business, Consumer, Insurance & Employment Committee. Members are appointed for three-year terms and can be appointed for a total of three terms. As a member, Stephen will represent the State Bar and lawyers across the state of Texas.
The purpose of the 27 member committee is to prepare and periodically revise pattern jury charges for common law and statutory claims encountered in consumer, insurance, business, commercial, and employment litigation. The committee consists of a balance of judges, plaintiffs, and defense lawyers with demonstrated experience in the various areas of practice under review by this committee. State Bar of Texas committees are established by the board of directors and members are appointed by the president-elect.
A fellow of the American College of Coverage Counsel, in May 2017, Stephen was elected to a three-year term on the Board of Regents. The American College of Coverage Counsel was established in 2012 and is composed of preeminent lawyers representing both insurers and policyholders involved in coverage and extracontractual matters. Since 2006, he has also been recognized by Chamber and Partners USA in Insurance-Texas. Stephen is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the American Law Institute, the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, and Law360's Editorial Advisory Boards: Insurance.
Stephen received his bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Vanderbilt University. Stephen earned his law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School.
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