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Baker Botts Associate Teresa Jones Elected to Houston Lawyers Association's Board of Directors


HOUSTON, May 16, 2024 - Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international energy, technology, and life sciences law firm, is pleased to announce that Houston associate Teresa Jones has been elected to join the Houston Lawyers Association’s board of directors for 2024-2025.

The Houston Lawyers Association (HLA), an affiliate chapter of the National Bar Association, was founded in 1955 to address the needs of Black lawyers and the legal needs of the Black community in general at a time when African American lawyers in the Houston area were not permitted to join the Houston Bar Association. In response to this reality, one of the founders, Robert W. Hainsworth, W.M.C. Dickson and F.S.A. Whittaker challenged the Houston Bar Association’s rule of non-admission of African American lawyers, which resulted in the formation of the Houston Lawyers Association.

As part of its current program, HLA continues to provide its lawyers with a forum and an opportunity to address various issues that affect the Black community. HLA currently conducts continuing legal education seminars, evaluates judicial candidates, and distributes information of interest to its membership to foster the network necessary for professional growth and development.

Ms. Jones advises clients on environmental issues in litigation, regulatory, corporate due diligence matters as well as safety and incident response. Prior to joining Baker Botts, Teresa clerked at the Environmental Protection Agency in the Office of General Counsel during her final semester of law school. While in law school, Teresa was selected to serve as a Business Law Fellow and Thad Cochran Scholar.

Baker Botts is an international law firm whose lawyers practice throughout a network of offices around the globe. Based on our experience and knowledge of our clients' industries, we are recognized as a leading firm in the energy, technology and life sciences sectors. Since 1840, we have provided creative and effective legal solutions for our clients while demonstrating an unrelenting commitment to excellence. For more information, please visit

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