| Lou Dugas 

Lou Dugas becomes president. Bob Jones was voted an honorary member of TCDLA on December 7, 1985, and is named the outstanding criminal defense attorney of the year.

Racehorse Haynes defended Morganna, the topless dancer with the 60-inch bust line who raced onto the field at an Astros game to kiss Nolan Ryan.

US Attorney extend forfeiture authority to professional legal fees paid criminal defense counsel.

Defense attorneys devise a notification to clients relating to reporting requirements for cash payments of more than $10,000.