Disaster Preparedness

In its inaugural year, the Disaster Preparedness Committee will establish, develop, and implement disaster preparedness plans and resources for the Houston Bar Association to address natural and manmade disasters and other catastrophic emergencies affecting the Houston area community. The goal of the Committee is to coordinate HBA volunteers and affiliated organizations, legal service providers, law schools, and representatives of local/state government in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from disasters and their economic repercussions through concerted legal assistance programs and advanced planning.



For the public

For attorneys

The full 2020 Disaster Manual can be found on TexasLawHelp – A compilation of resource materials for lawyers responding to legal questions from those affected by disasters.

See video guides below.


Watch the committee's video series on hurricane season preparation for attorneys!


Hurricane Season – Lawyers' Insurance Tips

Featuring Jett Hanna, Texas Lawyers' Insurance Exchange


Houston Office of Emergency Management's Tips for Preparing for Hurricane Season

Featuring Mitch Reid, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, and Cory Stottlemyer, Houston Office of Emergency Management


Disaster Recovery for Lawyers

Featuring Mitch Reid, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, and Jesse Corona, The Corona Law Firm


2020-2021 Co-Chairs:

Keri Brown, Baker Botts L.L.P.
Mitch Reid, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

For more information on this committee, contact Ashley Gagnon Steininger at ashleyg@hba.org or (713) 759-1133.