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Lawyers Sean Pevsner and Mark Whitburn met as kids and formed a lifelong bond fighting for people with disabilities. Their work proves that the best ability is availability. 

Sean Pevsner has been proving people wrong for 41 years. He was born clinically dead, and the anesthesiologist administered CPR for 45 minutes before Pevsner breathed on his own. Experts predicted that, due to his severe cerebral palsy, he would not live beyond his thirties.

Sean E. Pevsner attended law school and graduated from The University of Texas School of Law in 2004. Sean Pevsner began practicing law in 2011. Sean Pevsner is an attorney at Whitburn & Pevsner, PLLC, helping people with Civil Rights issues. Whitburn & Pevsner, PLLC has an office in Arlington, Texas, serving the local community.

The Civil Liberties & Civil Rights Section honors one Texas lawyer each year for outstanding contributions to the civil rights and liberties of Texans.

The Whitehurst Public Interest Summer Fellowships are supported by a generous multi-year gift from Stephanie Whitehurst and Bill Whitehurst, '70. Each summer, the Whitehursts name the fellowships for lawyers and others they admire in hopes that the recipients will be inspired by the honorees' work in the public interest.

Home History & Activity Online Resources Videos Mentoring Law Students Created in 1992 To study the concerns of Texas lawyers with disabilities, as well as clients and members of the public, and make recommendations to the State Bar Board of Directors concerning ways in which the role of people with disabilities in Texas can be enhanced by improvement in programs and initiatives sponsored by the State Bar.

Texas Young Lawyers Association: Be An Uncommon Leader. Sean Pevsner was born a breech baby on January 20, 1971. He was clinically dead for about 45 minutes before an anesthesiologist resuscitated him. One obstacle overcome, Mr. Pevsner set out to tackle more, despite the severe cerebral palsy and speech impediment that drastically limited both his mobility and his communication abilities from that point forward.

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