Amanda Yitalo

Board Chair

BA, Texas A&M Aggie JD, SMU Dedman School of Law

Following the diagnosis of her father with stage IV cancer, Amanda became aware of the complexity of the legal proceedings a terminal patient must endure. A friend then suggested she volunteered for LHT and she has been involved for 3 years. When Amanda is not working, she is reading or sitting on a patio with friends.

Catherine A. Curtis

Vice Chair

BA, Hendrix College JD, SMU Dedman School of Law

Catherine is a litigation attorney with a local corporate bankruptcy firm. While in law school, Catherine interned with Legal Hospice of Texas, learning firsthand about the organization’s mission and various services. When Catherine is not working, she volunteers with animals, enjoys Sunday brunch, and travels with her friends.

Patrick Hancock JD


JD, Texas A&M School of Law, Texas Wesleyan School of Law

Patrick has been a volunteer at Legal Hospice since 2004 and is the Board Secretary. In addition, he has a small solo Wills, Trusts, Estates, and Probate practice in Oak Lawn. Not only that, but also, he is an International Flight Attendant, Purser for American Airlines, primarily flying long haul routes to Europe and Asia. When not volunteering, working at the office, or flying, Patrick and his husband work on their 95-year-old home in Oak Cliff and volunteer on community projects.

Tom Stutz


BA, St. Louis University JD, Univesity of Texas Law School

Tom Stutz is the Director of Litigation for Legal Aid of North West Texas. Tom is a Board Certified Civil Trial Law Texas Board of Legal Specialization - Prior to joining LANWT his focus was on commercial and construction litigation, personal injury, consumer protection, insurance law.