Winstead’s Betsy Peticolas Elected President of the Hispanic Bar Association of Austin


Dallas, Jun. 1, 2015 — Winstead associate Betsy Peticolas was elected president of the Hispanic Bar Association of Austin.  The Hispanic Bar Association of Austin ("HBAA") is an organization of Latino lawyers who volunteer their time and energy towards the betterment of the Hispanic community in central Texas.

Peticolas advises clients on issues regarding environmental compliance, permitting, and enforcement concerning air, water, and waste.  Prior to joining Winstead, Peticolas was a staff attorney with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.  Her experience also includes serving as lead air attorney for Oil and Gas and the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) rulemakings.

Peticolas received her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law where she was the chief notes and reviews editor for the American Journal of Criminal Law and the staff editor for the Texas Hispanic Journal of Law and Policy. 

Winstead PC is among the largest business law firms in Texas.  Winstead attorneys and consultants serve as trusted advisors to mid-market and large businesses, providing a core range of legal services that are critical to their operation and success.  Winstead currently has offices in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, and The Woodlands, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina; and New Orleans, Louisiana. 

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(Picture: Swearing-In Ceremony for New HBAA Officers)


Shannon Tipton