INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA | Feb 19, 2019 – The Phi Kappa Theta Foundation is pleased to welcome Brother Pat Barrera (Texas State University, ‘87) as a trustee!
Brother Barrera was a founding member of Phi Kappa Theta’s Beta Sigma Chapter at Southwest Texas State University (“SWT,” and now known as Texas State University). Pat served as the SWT Chapter’s first Vice President and helped Phi Kappa Theta be admitted into SWT’s Intra-Faternity Council. Within two years, the Beta Sigma Chapter grew from seven founding members to a group of over 22 active brothers, with a fraternity house and a Chapter of Little Sisters. After graduating with a business degree, Pat attended law school.
Immediately after graduating from the University of Texas School of Law, Pat relocated to Los Angeles, California where he currently resides with his wife and daughters. Pat is licensed to practice law in California and Texas. He is an invited member of several professional associations including the American Board of Trial Advocates, the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Pat has been named a Southern California Super Lawyer for each year between 2004 and 2019 by Los Angeles Magazine.
Pat is AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. In addition to his trial practice, Pat lectures at continuing legal education seminars. He has served as a Judge Pro Tempore with the Los Angeles Superior Court. Pat previously served as a volunteer prosecutor with the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office.
When not working, Pat volunteers at his local Catholic Church and schools. Pat serves on the School Board at Notre Dame Academy and previously served as President of the American Martyrs Parents Association. Pat enjoys hiking, kayaking and standup paddle-boarding. Pat has reached the Summits of Machu Picchu and Mt. Whitney, the highest peak in the Contiguous United States and he has completed the LA Marathon and a Tough Mudder.
It is the mission of the Phi Kappa Theta National Foundation to enhance the quality of the educational, spiritual and fraternal programs of the National Fraternity and its local chapters, by providing funding for those programs, and offering guidance as to their implementation. Click Here for more information on The Phi Kappa Theta Foundation and its vision.
Phi Kappa Theta is a national fraternity that fosters five areas of development within its membership: leadership, fraternal, intellectual, social, and spiritual. Currently, the Fraternity has 37 active chapters. The mission of Phi Kappa Theta is to actively develop men to be effective leaders who passionately serve society, Fraternity and God.