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2018 Texas Tech Law Alumni Association Awards Presented at State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting Alumni Reception

June 2018


2018 Texas Tech Law Alumni Association Awards Presented at State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting Alumni Reception
Texas Tech Law honored 20 outstanding alumni and friends during the reception held in conjunction with the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting in Houston. The awards recognized individuals for their contributions to Texas Tech Law, their communities, and various bar associations, and for career achievements.

Hershell L. Barnes Ambassador Award

This award, presented at the Texas Tech Law reception during the Texas Bar annual meeting, recognizes an alumnus who has served as a goodwill ambassador through a combination of actions and efforts that have demonstrated dedication and fellowship toward the School of Law and general community. This award is named in honor of Hershell Barnes, Class of 1970, the first Texas Tech Law alumnus to serve on the Texas Tech Law School Foundation Board. Mr. Barnes passed away in 2011.

  • Jason N. Jordan ’11, Haynes and Boone, LLP, Dallas, Texas

 

Daniel H. Benson Public Service Award

This award, presented at the Texas Tech Law reception during the Texas Bar annual meeting, recognizes an alumnus who has demonstrated significant and substantial contributions to furthering ideals of public service in the law. This award is named in honor of long-time Tech Law Professor Daniel Benson, who passed away in 2011.

  • Judge E. Scott Frost ’87, United States District Court, Northern District of Texas, Abilene, Texas

 

D. Murray Hensley Service Award

This award, presented at the Texas Tech Law reception during the Texas Bar annual meeting, recognizes an alumnus who has served the law school by coaching advocacy teams. This award is named in honor of long-time advocacy coach Murray Hensley, Class of 1982, who passed away in 2011.

  • Wendy-Adele Humphrey ’01, Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas

 

G.O.L.D. Award

This award, presented at the Texas Tech Law reception during the Texas Bar annual meeting, recognizes an alumnus who graduated during the last decade for significant achievements in the practice of law, the judiciary, public service, government, business, or commerce.

  • Brandon Lipps ’09, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, Washington, D.C.

 

Rising Star Award

This award, presented at the Texas Tech Law reception during the Texas Bar annual meeting, recognizes an alumnus whose exemplary contributions of service and leadership, either professionally or at the School of Law, has brought credit to the graduate and the institution.
Kimberly Houston ’04, Liberty Mutual Group Inc., Plano, Texas

Outstanding Service Awards

These awards, presented at the Texas Tech Law reception during the Texas Bar annual meeting, recognize non-alumni individuals and organizations who have a history of (a) hiring Texas Tech Law alumni, (b) serving or mentoring Texas Tech Law students, (c) participating in externship programs for Texas Tech Law students, or (d) contributing monetarily or otherwise to the success of Texas Tech School of Law.

  • Mountain States Legal Foundation, Lakewood, Colorado

 

Bob Black Bar Leaders Award

These awards, presented at the Texas Tech Law reception during the Texas Bar annual meeting, recognize each Texas Tech Law alumnus who has during the past year served as president of a local, state, national, international, or specialty bar association. This award is named in honor of Texas Tech Law alumnus Bob Black, Class of 1980, who served as president of the State Bar of Texas during 2011–2012.

  • Cory Clements ’14, Abilene Young Lawyers Association
  • Margo A. Fox ’00, Williamson County Bar Association
  • Wendy-Adele Humphrey ’01, Lubbock Area Bar Association
  • Christopher L. Jensen ’96, Amarillo Area Bar Association
  • Sara Marie Johnson ’08, Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Kristina Nadine Kastl ’99, Texas Women Lawyers
  • Justin Kiechler ’08, Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association
  • Derek Lee Montgomery ’06, 32nd Judicial District Bar Association
  • Douglas Glenn Montgomery ’12, Hays-Caldwell County Young Lawyers Association
  • Stephanie Rae Newell ’01, Bell County Bar Association
  • Brad Wesley Odell ’08, West Texas Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • David W. Starnes ’84, Jefferson County Bar Association
  • John Durham Warren ’03, Cooke County Bar Association
  • Garrett Lee Wilson ’06, Medina County Bar Association

 
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