Sugar Land attorney named chair of the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors

Rehan Alimohammad

On June 22, Rehan Alimohammad, partner of the law firm Wong Fleming, became the first attorney in Fort Bend to be sworn in as chair of the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors.

He was sworn in by Justice Phil Johnson of the Texas Supreme Court during the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting in Dallas. He will serve as chair until June 2018. Alimohammad, of Sugar Land, was elected chair during the board’s April 21 meeting in Austin in a contested race against three other attorneys. The Texas Bar is the third largest in the country with over 100,000 attorney members.

Alimohammad became the first attorney of Asian descent and the first immigration attorney to hold the position. He is a partner in the Texas office of Wong Fleming in charge of immigration law and tax law. He has a preeminent rating on Martindale Hubbel directory of lawyers. He was listed as one of the Top Attorneys in Houston by Houstonia Magazine in 2013 and 2014 and has a 10.0 Superb rating on AVVO. The Texas Junior Chamber of Commerce named him one of the Five Outstanding Young Texans in 2011 for outstanding legal pro bono service.

He is heavily involved in the community and State Bar organizations and is currently: Minority Director of the State Bar of Texas, member of the Executive Committee for the State Bar of Texas, Past State Bar Advisor to the Texas State Bar Section on Immigration and Nationality and the Committee on Laws Relating to Immigration and Nationality; appointed legal counsel, Board Member, and team lead for the Diversity Action Team for the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce; Past 1st Vice President for the Katy Bar Association; on the Leadership Task Force for the Katy Economic Development Council; and State Bar of Texas Liaison to the Houston Bar Association, Co-Chair of the Minority Opportunities in the Legal Profession committee, and serving on the Professionalism committee, the, and the Speakers Bureau committee.

Alimohammad regularly appeared on Houston radio from 2003-2013 answering immigration questions and providing updates on U.S. immigration law. He graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in accounting and received his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center in 2001.

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