DALLAS – Kevin D. McHargue, an attorney and shareholder with the law firm of Baron & Budd, P.C., has been appointed Vice Chair of the Legal Affairs Committee of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA). McHargue will serve a one-year term in this position beginning August 1. McHargue is a shareholder and heads the appellate section of Baron & Budd, P.C.

About Baron & Budd, P.C.

Since 1977, the law firm of Baron & Budd, P.C. has championed the rights of people and communities harmed by corporate misconduct. With over 80 attorneys and offices in Texas, California, Ohio, Louisiana and New York, Baron & Budd enjoys a national reputation as a leader of the plaintiffs’ bar. The firm represents individuals with mesothelioma and other diseases caused by asbestos; leukemia and lymphoma caused by benzene; and injuries caused by other toxic substances and pharmaceuticals. The firm also represents water authorities seeking clean-up costs for drinking water contamination; securities investors defrauded by corporate wrongdoing; and consumers. For more information about Baron & Budd, call 1-800-222-2766 or visit www.baronandbudd.com.

About the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA)

As the world’s largest trial bar, with more than 56,000 members worldwide, ATLA promotes justice and fairness for injured persons, safeguards victims’ rights–particularly the right to trial by jury–and strengthens the civil justice system through education and disclosure of information critical to public health and safety.