Born in Dallas, Texas, in 1948, Mr. Ayres moved to Richardson in his early years. He attended Richardson High School, where he became a regional and state champion debater. His skills as an advocate earned him a scholarship to Baylor University. At Baylor, Mr. Ayres continued his debate success not only in Texas, but across the country. During his undergraduate career, he was named Attorney General of Baylor University. He continued at Baylor Law School, earning his J.D. in 1971. While at the Law School, he represented Baylor at state and national moot court competitions and was named the Captain for both teams. He was a member of the Order of Barristers, Harris Honor Society, Dean’s Distinguished Student List, as well as serving on the Editorial Board of Baylor’s Law Review.
Mr. Ayres has three children: Jennifer, Laura and Chris. He enjoys spending time with his grandchildren – all of which are active little boys. In his spare time, Mr. Ayres is an avid reader and student of military history and of World War II, in particular. Mr. Ayres’ dog – Buddy– can routinely be seen roaming the halls of the Ayres Law Office providing “security” to the facilities.
With a bedrock belief in service to others, Mr. Ayres has devoted countless hours and resources to the community focusing on children, first responders and health care issues.
- Secretary and General Counsel, Executive Board of Directors, Friends of the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department, Inc. (1994 – present)
- Member, Greater Dallas Crime Commission (1991 – present)
- Elected Charter Member, I Stand for Parkland Chevron Society (2017 – present)
- Member, Advisory Board, Friends of Wednesday’s Child (2008 – 2012)
- Senior Warden and Member of the Vestry, Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, Dallas, Texas (1991 – 1994)
- Member, Board of Directors, Homeward Inc., AIDS/ARMS Network, Dallas, Texas (1988 – 1992)
- Member, Legal/Ethical Task Force, Dallas County Commission on AIDS (1987 – 1992)
- Member, Texas Board of Health (1985 – 1989) Appointed by Governor Mark White
- Chairman, Emergency and Disaster Committee, Texas Board of Health (1985 – 1989)
- Member, Governor’s Task Force on Aero-Medical Transportation and Treatment of the Critically Ill (1986 – 1989)
- Consultant in Law and Medicine, Federal Emergency Management Agency and the United States Fire Academy, Emittsville, Maryland (1983 – 1988)
- Special Assistant Attorney General of Texas (1982 – 1983) Appointed by Attorney General Mark White
- Chairman, Joint Committee on Inter-Professional Relations, Dallas County Medical Society and Dallas Bar Association (1977 – 1980)