Benson Varghese Elected VP of Tarrant County Criminal Defense Bar

Benson Varghese, founder and managing partner of Varghese Summersett PLLC, has been elected vice president of the Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association (TCCDLA.)

TCCDLA made the announcement on Nov. 14, five days after the nominations were announced during the bar association’s monthly luncheon in Fort Worth. Varghese was among 11 criminal defense attorneys named to the 2018 TCCDLA Executive Board.

“I am honored to have been selected by the defense bar to serve in this capacity,” Varghese said. “I look forward to assisting the Board modernize our online offerings, increase membership benefits, and better serve our local criminal defense community.”

The Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association is a non-profit association of lawyers who practice criminal defense in Tarrant County. The organization’s focus is to protect citizen’s Constitutional rights, keep its members updated on the latest developments in criminal law, and educate the public about the need for strict adherence to ethical standards in the criminal justice system.

The organization’s membership is overseen by officers and directors who are elected annually. The outgoing president, Elizabeth Cortright, announced the new executive board on Tuesday:
• President, Dewayne Huston
• President Elect, Rose Anna Salinas
• 1st Vice President, Harold Johnson
• Vice President, Benson Varghese
• Treasurer, Gary Smart
• Secretary, William Biggs
• Director, Elizabeth Cortright
• Director, Brad Shaw
• Director, Randy Bowers
• Director, Gary Medlin
• Director, Kimberly Minick

Benson Varghese is the founder and managing partner of Varghese Summersett PLLC, the largest criminal defense firm in Tarrant County. A former prosecutor, Varghese has handled thousands of state and federal criminal cases and taken more than 100 to jury trial. He is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and a Member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, honors reserved for few Texas attorneys. He has also been recognized as a Top 100 Trial Attorney, and has been named a “Top Attorney” by Fort Worth Magazine and 360 West Magazine. He has also repeatedly been named a Super Lawyer Rising Star.