Six figure salary recipients at the State Bar of Texas (2016)

[Editor's note: these figures do not include state pension benefits or embezzlement perks & royalties such as former Texas Bar membership director Kathy Holder's half a million dollar theft of dues funds over nearly a decade.]

NAME (in ascending order, based on one's annual 2016 salary)

SALARY (not including benefits)

BURKS, PAUL Video Production Director $103,944.00
HOMBURG III, PAUL Trial Attorney II $103,944.00
STROLLE, STEPHANIE Trial Attorney II $103,944.00
SQUIRES, CORY Research & Analysis Director $104,000.00
BOWER, HEDY Professional Development Division Director $104,823.00
BROWN, LOWELL Communications Division Director $105,000.00
JARRATT, TRACY Finance Division Director $105,378.00
HARLAN, TONYA Regional Counsel $105,446.00
MILLER, JAN Law Related Education Director $105,963.00
HAMILTON, CYNTHIA Sr. Appellate Counsel $107,502.00
SANDLE, SHARON Law Practice Resources Division Director $110,250.00
ROGERS, PAUL Purchasing & Facilities Director $111,964.00
CHAPMAN, JONATHAN Information Technology Director $112,394.00
TURNER, AMY Human Resources Director $121,873.00  
MAJOR, EUGENE Attorney Compliance Division Director $122,545.00
SPEARS, KANICE Member & Public Services Division Director $122,545.00
CANTU, RAY Asst. Deputy Director $145,800.00
VICKERS, GAYLE BODA Deputy Director/Counsel $148,604.00
POWELL, BRADLEY Chief Information Officer $149,626.00
MCALLISTER, PATRICIA ATJ Executive Director $152,250.00
JONES, DONALD Legal & Attorney Services Division Director $158,006.00
EHLER, JAMES Deputy Counsel - Litigation $165,841.00
SIRMAN, JOHN Legal Counsel $166,036.00
POPPS, LAURA Deputy Counsel - Administration $168,508.00
LANEY, KALYN Asst. Deputy Director $182,090.00
MCKEEMAN, CHRISTINE BODA Executive Director/General Counsel $184,850.00
ACEVEDO, LINDA Chief Disciplinary Counsel $190,767.00
NESTER, PATRICK Deputy Executive Director $216,400.00
HUNTER, MICHELLE Executive Director $289,380.00


In 2014, the annual salary for the Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court was $170,500. (Source: page 9). Meanwhile the Texas governor received a lesser salary of just over $150,000 annually, judging from this source. Texas legislators reportedly earn around $600 per month in base pay, according to this source.

In comparison, in 2016 the Executive Director of the State Bar of Texas received an annual salary of $289,380 (plus benefits, pushing that compensation package well over $300,000). That salary is over $100,000 more than Texas pays either the Texas Governor, or the Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court.

Meanwhile in 2016 the Texas Bar reportedly paid its approximately 270 employees over $19 million in salaries and $6.6 million in benefits—over $25 million in total. That amounted to nearly a $95,000 annual compensation package per Texas Bar employee (plus state pension benefits).

"The Texas Bar is apparently the most profitable not-for-profit state governmental entity in all of Texas." -Joe Longley (2018-2019 Bar President)


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