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Success Stories: Ben Aderholt

Ben Aderholt

Ben Aderholt is an accomplished attorney who has practiced law for more than 40 years. He has presented cases to both the U.S. and Texas Supreme Courts, served as the executive director of the State Bar of Texas and written dozens of papers and legal articles for prestigious journals. In addition to his many responsibilities, Aderholt is an adjunct professor in the UHD College of Business, teaching commercial law to undergraduate students.

"I love seeing students connect the dots between what we're studying in the classroom and what's happening in the world," he said. "I gravitated to teaching because I wanted students to learn what's important about the subject and I was able to bring my courtroom and business experience to the classroom."

According to Aderholt, UHD students are just the group of people he wanted to teach. "We have a diverse student body at UHD, which I enjoy because you get to experience varied views of the world through these students and many have such remarkable challenges to overcome," he said. "They are motivated to improve themselves through education and I want to encourage that even more."

Aderholt grew up in Corpus Christi and received his bachelor's and law degree from The University of Texas at Austin. In 1997, he tried and won a case in the U.S. Supreme Court related to the valuation of business assets in bankruptcy reorganizations. He was elected president of the Houston Bar Association in 1991, which he considers one of his greatest career achievements, and he serves on several boards and councils, including chairing the Mayor's International Affairs & Development Council.

Aderholt was awarded the Rotary International's Global Service to Humanity Award and the UHD Outstanding Adjunct Award.


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