Ray Torgerson Elected as Co-Chair of the State Bar of Texas Native American Law Section
Ray Torgerson has been elected as a Co-Chair of the Native American Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and will serve alongside of Lisa Tatum of San Antonio, TX. This is a one-year term running from 2019-2020. Ray previously served as the Chair of the Native American Law Section from 2007-2009, 2012-2013, and 2018-2019.
Ray is a litigation partner with extensive jury trial experience in both state and federal courts on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. He represents public and private corporations, partnerships, small companies, and foreign and domestic individuals across various industries. In addition, Ray helps resolve American Indian law issues, having worked for tribes, businesses, organizations, and individual tribal members across the United States on a variety of topics, including sovereignty, jurisdiction, civil rights, natural resources, and economic development.
The Native American Law Section of the State Bar of Texas was organized to advocate the common professional interests of Native American lawyers and of all Texas lawyers having an interest in or practice that includes American Indian law. Membership in the section is open to all persons with an interest in Native American law in Texas, regardless of heritage or profession. Members of the Section have served as witnesses on Native American/American Indian law issues that have been before the Texas legislature, and have provided resource information for state agencies and other entities as needed. Some section members actively represent tribal governments and individuals.