DOUGLAS A. SAMUELSON Samuelson, 57, of Houston, died March 24, 2015. He received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1983. Samuelson was a research attorney for the 14th Court of Appeals from 1983 to 1985; an associate of Reynolds Allen & Cook from 1985 to 1988; a partner in Keck Mahin & Cate from 1988 to 1993 and from 1995 to 1996; an attorney with Fleming and Samuelson from 1993 to 1995; a principal in Samuelson & Associates from 1997 to 2001; an attorney for the Harris County Attorney’s Office from 2001 to 2002; a principal in Cokinos, Bosien & Young from 2002 to 2008; executive vice president and general counsel to Acro Energy Technology Corp. from 2008 to 2013; and general counsel to Northstar Healthcare from July 2014 to October 2014. Samuelson was board certified in civil trial law from 1997 to 2012. He loved spending time with family, cruising, and reading. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Judy; son, Matthew; daughter, Rebecca Richmond; mother, Audrey; brother, Glenn; sisters, Eileen Engels, Rosie Samuelson, and Terri Carlson; and one grandchild. KYLE C. COOK Cook, 55, of Houston, died January 11, 2015. He received his law degree from Baylor Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1986. Cook practiced law in Houston and Dallas until a serious illness in 2010. He is survived by his parents; sister, Kelly; and dear friend, Suzanne Dixon. HON. JOHN V. SINGLETON JR. Singleton, 97, of Houston, died March 20, 2015. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1942. Singleton served as a lieutenant senior grade in the U.S. Navy aboard destroyer escorts in the Pacific and later in the Panama Canal Zone. He then was an attorney with Fulbright, Crooker, Freeman & Bates from 1949 to 1954; a partner in Bates, Riggs & Singleton from 1954 to 1956; a partner in Bell & Singleton from 1957 to 1961; and a partner in Barrow, Bland, Rehmet & Singleton from 1962 to 1966. After being appointed by Lyndon B. Johnson, in 1966 Singleton was sworn in as a judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, presiding over hundreds of criminal and civil cases, including the In Re Corrugated Container Antitrust Litigation, and serving as chief judge for 11 years before his retirement as a senior judge in 1992. Singleton was a member of many civil and social organizations. He was a lieutenant commander in the Naval Reserve until 1956. Singleton is survived by his wife of 12 years, Pat. BURT BERRY Berry, 88, of Dallas, died March 22, 2015. He received his law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1958. Berry was a solo practitioner focusing on plaintiff law for most of his career. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Barbara; and brothers, John and Randal. RICHARD W. EWING Ewing, 82, of Houston, died March 16, 2015. He received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center and his Master of Laws from Yale University and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1957. Ewing practiced law in Houston for more than half a century and was on the faculty of the University of Houston Law Center for several years. He is remembered as a devoted family man who loved music, books, and golf. Ewing is survived by his wife of 32 years, Joyce; sons, Richard II and Seldon Hurley; daughter, Meredith Harper; sister, Jane Lawshae; and five grandchildren. MARK ALAN PALM Palm, 49, of Lubbock, died October 10, 2014. He received his law degree from Valparaiso University and was admitted to the Indiana Bar in 1990 and the Texas Bar in 2002. Palm was an associate with Trimble and Jewell in Evansville, Indiana, from 1990 to 1995 and an associate with Bowman, Heintz, Boscia and Vician in Merrillville and Indianapolis, Indiana, from 1996 to 2005. He then moved to Lubbock, where he was an attorney with McCleskey, Harriger, Brazill & Graf from 2005 to 2006; regional managing attorney with Allen Atkins & Associates from 2007 to 2013; and regional managing attorney with the Moss Law Firm from 2013 to 2014. He was a huge sports fan and collected sports memorabilia. Palm is survived by his mother, Patricia; brother, Kurt; and sister, Lora Turpin. HON. JAMES E. SCANLAN JR. Scanlan, 85, of Houston, died February 14, 2015. He received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1962. Scanlan was a private practitioner from 1962 to 1970, a staff attorney and coordinator for Harris County Probate Court No. 2 from 1970 to 1977, and judge and administrative judge of the mental health division of Harris County Probate Court No. 3 from 1977 to 1998, at which point he retired and began serving statewide as a visiting statutory probate judge and mediator. Known as a compassionate and ethical judge and a willing mentor, Scanlan was a fellow of the Houston Bar Association, a member of the National College of Probate Judges, and the recipient of the HBA’s inaugural Distinguished Service Award. He loved fishing and sailing, traveling, and reading and was known to all by his trademark cigar. Scanlan served in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Korean conflict. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Carla. JOHN D. GLASS JR. Glass, 83, of Tyler, died January 30, 2015. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1955. Glass practiced with his father at Glass & Glass from 1955 to 1974. After that he focused on family interests, primarily oil and gas and ranching. He also had a trophy hunting operation and was recognized for his commitment to wildlife conservation. Glass is survived by his wife, Marilyn; sons, J. Duel III, Kenneth, and Joel; daughter, Sharah Johnson; sister, Barbara Faulkner; and eight grandchildren. FRED E. WILSON Wilson, 71, of West Columbia, died April 11, 2015. He received his law degree from South Texas College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1988. Wilson served two tours of duty in Vietnam as a weather observer specialist from 1967 to 1969 and received many honors, including the U.S. Air Force Commendation Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, and a Vietnam Campaign Medal with two bronze stars. After working in the retail industry and operating his own retail business, he returned to college to study law at the age of 39. Wilson was an attorney in his hometown from 1988 to 2015 and was a member of the State Bar of Texas Family Law Section. He loved spending time with family and friends, attending Texas State football games, singing karaoke, mowing on his John Deere, and watching deer and squirrels from his back porch. Wilson is survived by his wife of 38 years, Rebecca; and daughters, Ashley Scroggins and Condra Wilson. SIDNEY K. GIBSON Gibson, 77, of El Paso, died April 1, 2015. He received his law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1971. Gibson was a partner in Merkin & Gibson from 1971 to 1976, a solo practitioner sharing an office with H. Tati Santiesteban from 1977 to 1996, and a solo from 1996 until his retirement in 2001. He also served as city attorney of the small town of Anthony. Gibson enjoyed crosswords, reading, and music. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sandra; sons, Jeffrey and Russell; sister, Mary Hannahan; and one grandchild. HON. ROBERT EBEN PRICE Price, 84, of Dallas, died May 1, 2015. He received his law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1954. Price served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force from 1954 to 1956 and then as a legal officer in the Air Force Reserves Judge Advocate General’s Corps, retiring as a colonel in 1981. Price specialized in wills and estates law as a partner in Taylor, Mizell, Price, Corrigan & Smith and then was judge of Dallas County Probate Court No. 2 from 1986 to 2010. He was a member of the American Bar Association, the National College of Probate Judges, and the Texas Bar Foundation Fellows. He posthumously received the 2015 Dallas Bar Association Probate, Trusts, & Estates Section Lifetime Achievement Award. Price also was a trustee and secretary for the Saint Michael and All Angels Foundation Board, a member of the Texas Governor’s Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, and director of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas Downtown Ministry. He is remembered as a dedicated family man. Price is survived by his son, Eben; daughters, Mary Johnson, Ann Manning, and Emily Carrigan; sister, Mary Hill; and 11 grandchildren. MICHAEL HUNTER NORMAN Norman, 61, of Houston, died April 23, 2015. He received his law degree from South Texas College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1979. Norman practiced civil law, primarily representing plaintiffs in personal injury matters. He is survived by his children, Michael Jr. and Hannah Christine; parents, J.S. Norman Jr. and Marian; and brother, J.S. III. ► Submit a memorial at texasbar.com/memorials or call (512) 427-1830. For information on closing a deceased attorney’s practice, go to texasbarcle.com/materials/closingapractice.html.
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