Award Winners

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  • Public Interest: Laura Bates
  • Contribution to Minority Community: Pooja Sethi
  • Advancement of Women’s Interests: Lessie Gilstrap
  • Government Service: Sarah Holland
  • Pro Bono: Ifeoma Ibekwe
  • Litigation/Appellate: Alessandra Ziek Beavers
  • Corporate/Transactional: Laura Frederick
  • Criminal Justice: Beth Payan
  • Public Interest: Honorable Tamara Needles
  • Contribution to Minority Community: April Glass Griffin
  • Advancement of Women’s Interests: Jolsna John Thomas
  • Government Service: Honorable Chari Kelly
  • Pro Bono: Caitlin Haney Johnson
  • Litigation/Appellate: Melissa Lorber
  • Corporate/Transactional: Natalie Lynch
  • Criminal Justice: Krista Chacona
  • Firm/Organization/Govt Entity: Ruffner Schoenbaum Murphy Banaszak
  • Outstanding Achievement: Diane Hebner
  • Public Interest: Beth Stevens, Texas Civil Rights Project
  • Government Service: Leela Fireside, City of Austin
  • Pro Bono: Susan Allison Kidwell, Locke Lord LLP
  • Contribution to Minority Community: Daniella Lyttle, The Lyttle Law Firm P.L.L.C.
  • Criminal Justice: Darla D. Davis, Attorney at Law
  • Corporate/Transactional: Erin Fonté, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • Litigation/Appellate: Amanda Taylor, Butler Snow LLP
  • Advancement of Women’s Interests: Jessie Neufeld, Farm Credit Bank of Texas
  • Outstanding Achievement: Justice Eva Guzman, The Supreme Court of Texas
  • Outstanding Firm: The Travis County Attorney’s Office
  • Public Interest: Beth Stevens, Texas Civil Rights Project
  • Government Service: Leela Fireside, City of Austin
  • Pro Bono: Susan Allison Kidwell, Locke Lord LLP
  • Contribution to Minority Community: Daniella Lyttle, The Lyttle Law Firm P.L.L.C.
  • Criminal Justice: Darla D. Davis, Attorney at Law
  • Corporate/Transactional: Erin Fonté, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • Litigation/Appellate: Amanda Taylor, Butler Snow LLP
  • Advancement of Women’s Interests: Jessie Neufeld, Farm Credit Bank of Texas
  • Outstanding Achievement: Justice Eva Guzman, The Supreme Court of Texas
  • Outstanding Firm: The Travis County Attorney’s Office
  • Public Interest: Elizabeth Henneke
  • Contribution to Minority Community: Claire Marie Bow
  • Advance of Women’s Interest: Lauren Kalisek
  • Government Service: Katy Gallagher Parker
  • Pro Bono: Kate Lincoln-Goldfich
  • Litigation/Appellate: Shelley Dahlberg
  • Corporate/Transactional: Ann Benolken
  • Criminal Justice: Bianca Bentzin
  • Firm: Munsch Hardt
  • Outstanding Achievement: Hon. Aurora Martinez-Jones
  • Public Interest: Andrea Sparks
  • Contribution to Minority Community: Toya Cirica Bell
  • Advance of Women’s Interest: Lauren Schoenbaum
  • Government Service: Sherine Thomas
  • Pro Bono: Jennifer Walker Gates
  • Litigation/Appellate: Lisa Hobbs
  • Corporate/Transactional: Cynthia Bast
  • Criminal Justice: Michelle Hallee
  • Firm: Martens Todd Leonard Taylor & Alrich
  • Outstanding Achievement: Elizabeth Cottingham
  • Special Recognition Commitment to Justice: Judge Julie Kocurek
  • Public Interest: Andrea Sparks
  • Contribution to Minority Community: Toya Cirica Bell
  • Advance of Women’s Interest: Lauren Schoenbaum
  • Government Service: Sherine Thomas
  • Pro Bono: Jennifer Walker Gates
  • Litigation/Appellate: Lisa Hobbs
  • Corporate/Transactional: Cynthia Bast
  • Criminal Justice: Michelle Hallee
  • Firm: Martens Todd Leonard Taylor & Alrich
  • Outstanding Achievement: Elizabeth Cottingham
  • Special Recognition Commitment to Justice: Judge Julie Kocurek
  • Outstanding Achievement
    BRENDA STRAMA, BEATTY BANGLE STRAMA PC
  • Outstanding Firm
    HUTCHESON BOWERS LLLP
  • Advancement of Women’s Interests
    AMIE RODNICK, LAW OFFICE OF AMIE RODNICK
  • Contribution to Minority Community
    ELISE HARRIGER AND SARAH WOELK, CASA MARIANELLA
  • Criminal Justice
    KELSEY MCKAY, ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY FOR TRAVIS COUNTY
  • Government Service
    PAMELA LEGATE, ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL,
    TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATION
  • Litigation/Appellate
    SABRINA L. STREUSAND, STREUSAND, LANDON & OZBURN, LLP
  • Pro Bono
    BARBARA ELLIS, LOCKE LORD LLP
  • Public Interest
    ANDREA MARSH, TEXAS FAIR DEFENSE PROJECT
  • Corporate/Transactional
    M’LOU PATTON BELL, MUNCSH HARDT KOPF & HARR P.C.
  • Public Interest – Alexandra Prentice Saenz
  • Contribution to Minority Community – Leslie Dippel
  • Government Service – Denise Davis
  • Pro Bono – Deena Kalai
  • Litigation/Appellate – Jane Webre
  • Transactional – Valerie Luessenhop
  • Criminal Justice – Amber Vasquez Bode
  • Outstanding Achievement – Ranelle M. Meroney
  • Outstanding Firm – Jackson Walker, L.L.P.
  • Advancement of Women’s Interests (NEW) – Linda Chanow
  • Public Interest – Ann Foster
  • Contribution to Minority Community – Vanessa Gonzalez
  • Government Service – Anne Morgan
  • Pro Bono – Karen Crump & Amy Welborn
  • Litigation – Karen Burgess
  • Transactional – Ariane Chan
  • Criminal Justice – Amber Farrelly
  • Outstanding Achievement – Honorable Harriet O’Neill
  • Outstanding Firm – Fulbright & Jaworski LLP
  • Advancement of Women’s Interests(First Year Awarded) – Amy Beckstead
  • President’s Award – Jana Terry
  • Public Interest – Karrie Key
  • Contribution to Minority Community – Kelly Howard
  • Government Service – Judge Deborah Richardson
  • Pro Bono – Heidi Bloch
  • Litigation – Catherine Mauzy
  • Transactional – Diane Senterfitt
  • Criminal Justice – Jeannette Kinard
  • Outstanding Achievement – Lulu Flores
  • Outstanding Firm – Winstead, PC President’s Award – Natalie Niles Argüello
  • Public Interest – Andrea March
  • Contribution to Minority Community – Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch
  • Government Service – Rosemary Lehmberg
  • Pro Bono – Mary Evelyn McNamara
  • Litigation – Julie Springer
  • Transactional – Laurie Pompa
  • Criminal Justice – Judge Nancy Hohengarten
  • Outstanding Achievement – Martha Dickie
  • Outstanding Firm – TSTA
  • Public Interest – Cameron Vann
  • Contribution to Minority Community – Monica Ingram
  • Government Service – Nelly Herrera
  • Pro Bono – Sara Saltmarsh
  • Pro Bono – The Fowler Law Firm
  • Litigation – Joey Moore
  • Transactional – Jackie Rixen
  • Criminal Justice- Dayna Blazey
  • Outstanding Achievement – Judge Byrne
  • Outstanding Firm – Walsh Anderson
  • Public Interest – Kristine A. Huskey
  • Contribution to Minority Community – Gloria Leal
  • Government Service- Alicia G. Key
  • Pro Bono- Beverly Stringer
  • Litigation- Beverly Reeves
  • Transactional- Karen J. Bartoletti & Christine Sweeney
  • Outstanding Achievement- Nancy Matchus
  • President’s Award- Elizabeth Branch
  • Firm – Casey, Gentz & Magness, L.L.P.
  • Litigation – Mary Kay Sicola
  • Government – Laurie Eiserloh
  • Outstanding Achievement – Phyllis Schunck
  • Contribution to Minority Community – Edna Yang
  • President’s Award – Rande Herrell
  • Pro Bono – Denise Hyde
  • Public Interest – Lucy Wood
  • Firm – Henslee, Fowler, Hepworth & Schwartz, L.L.P.
  • Litigation – Lori Erwin Thompson
  • Government – Sylvia Hardman
  • Outstanding Achievement – Beryl Crowley
  • Contribution to Minority Community – Judge Elena Diaz
  • President’s Award – Conny Kohler Ruthven
  • Pro Bono – Cathy Fryer
  • Public Interest – Patricia McAllister
  • Firm – Cole & Powell, PC
  • Litigation – Nicole W. Stafford
  • Government – Judge Darlene Byrne
  • Outstanding Achievement – Myra A. McDaniel
  • Contribution to Minority Community – Veronica Rivera
  • President’s Award – Laurie Higginbotham
  • Pro Bono – Nancy Hagquist
  • Public Interest – Eden Harrington
  • Firm – Merica & Bourland, PC
  • Firm – Taylor & Dunham, L.L.P
  • Government Service – Christine Monzingo
  • Litigation – Michelle Cheng
  • Contribution to Minority Community – Elena Cablao
  • Outstanding Achievement – Judge Jan Breland
  • President’s Award – Lia Edwards
  • Pro Bono – Kendyl Hanks Darby
  • Public Interest – Alicia Ryan
  • Public Interest – MariBen Ramsey
  • Litigation – Mary Dietz
  • Contribution to Minority Community – Janet Monteros
  • Outstanding Achievement – Hon. Jan Patterson
  • Government Service – Allison Wetzel
  • Firm – Reeves & Brightwell
  • Pro Bono – Cynthia Bast
  • President’s Award – Nancy Hohengarten
  • Litigation – Linda Icenhauer-Ramirez
  • Government – Judge Evelyn McKee
  • Outstanding Achievement – Judge Margaret Cooper
  • Contribution to Minority Community – Keitha Butler
  • President’s Award – Bree Buchanan
  • Pro Bono – Sara Leon
  • Public Interest – Ann Forman
  • Firm – Munsch, Hardt, Kopf & Harr
  • Outstanding Achievement – Justice Deborah Hankinson
  • Litigation – Nancy Olinger
  • Public Interest – Heather Way
  • Contribution to Minority Community – Elizabeth Garcia Baird
  • Government – Judge Brenda Kennedy
  • Pro Bono – Paula J. Salinas
  • Law Firm/Organization – Solicitor General Gregory Coleman
  • President’s Award – Susan G. Morrison
  • Outstanding Achievement – Karen Kretschman
  • Litigation – Heidi Bloch & Susan Goodman
  • Public Interest – Denise Brady
  • Contribution to Minority Community – Achkhine Baroyan
  • Government – LaRu Woody
  • Pro Bono – Victoria E. Touchet
  • Law Firm/Organization – Gilman, Nichols, Hebner & Rixen, P.C.
  • President’s Award – Barbara Marquardt
  • Outstanding Achievement – Hon. Bea Ann Smith
  • Litigation – D. Esther Chavez
  • Public Interest – Jeana Lungwitz
  • Contribution to Minority Community – Maria Pabon Lopez
  • Government – Nancy N. Lynch
  • Pro Bono – D’Ann Johnson
  • Law Firm/Organization – Hilgers & Watkins
  • President’s Award – Ana Mejia Dietche
  • Outstanding Achievement – Regina Rogoff
  • Litigation – Linda Secord
  • Public Interest – Laura Martinez
  • Contribution to Minority Community – Linda Von Quintus
  • Government – The Hon. Marilyn Aboussie, Justice Third Court of Appeals
  • Pro Bono – Cecilia Wood
  • Law Firm/Organization – Texas Association of School Boards
  • President’s Award – Karen D. Lee
  • Outstanding Achievement – Andrea Pair Bryant
  • Litigation – Connie Ode
  • Public Interest – Shelia Enid Cheaney
  • Contribution to Minority Community – Velva Price
  • Government – Martha Terry
  • Pro Bono – DeDe Hebner
  • Law Firm/Organization – Legal Department, Advanced Micro Devices
  • President’s Award – Barbara Brown
  • Outstanding Achievement – Diane Henson
  • Litigation – JoBetsy Lewallen
  • Public Interest – Cynthia Bryant
  • Contribution to Minority Community – Michele Dunkerly
  • Government – Rose Spector
  • Pro Bono – Ann Clarke Snell
  • Law Firm/Organization – Legal Aid of Central Texas
  • President’s Award – Amie Rodnick
  • Outstanding Achievement – Jan Soifer & Orlinda Naranjo
  • Litigation – Eva Ramos
  • Public Interest – Betty Balli Torres
  • Contribution to Minority Community – Lulu Flores
  • Government – Elaine Carpenter
  • Pro Bono – Belinda Herrera
  • Law Firm/Organization – Travis County District Attorney
  • Outstanding Achievement – Diane Henson
  • Litigation – Connie Ode
  • Public Interest – Leslie Hume
  • Contribution to Minority Community – Karen Kennard
  • Government – Amy Johnson
  • Pro Bono – Ginny Agnew
  • Law Firm – Perlmutter & Reagan
  • President’s Award – Amie Rodnick
  • Outstanding Achievement – Hon. Jeanne Meurer
  • Litigation – Alice London
  • Public Interest – Julie Oliver
  • Contribution to Minority Community – Tricia Tingle
  • Government – Toni Hunter
  • Pro Bono – Connie Touchstone
  • President’s Award – Sarita Hudson, VLS
  • Outstanding Achievement – Lora Livingston
  • Litigation – Betty Blackwell
  • Public Interest – Deborah Hiser
  • Contribution to Minority Community – Harriet Murphy
  • Government – Mary Keller
  • Pro Bono – Susan Burton
  • Law Firm – Bickerstaff, Heath & Smiley
  • Outstanding Achievement – Martha Smiley
  • Litigation – Martha Dickie
  • Public Interest – Cascell Noble
  • Contribution to Minority Community – Angelita Mendoza-Waterhouse
  • Government – Harriet Burke
  • Pro Bono – Holly Gilman
  • Law Firm – Scanlan & Buckle

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