Lola Wright Foundation Award

The Lola Wright Foundation Award, established in 1985, is presented in memory of Coleman Gay, who was a distinguished Texas lawyer and who exemplified the highest standards of professional ethics. The award is presented in recognition for outstanding public service in advancing and enhancing legal ethics in Texas. The Lola Wright Foundation makes a grant to the Texas Bar Foundation to fund the cash award.

Criteria

Must be an attorney to whom professional ethics are paramount. Given in recognition for outstanding public service in advancing and enhancing legal ethics in Texas.

Past Recipients of the Lola Wright Foundation Award

1985 Judge Charles Barrow, Waco
1985 Judge David Hittner, Houston

1986 Bob Snell, Lamesa

1987 no award made

1988 William B. Hilgers, Austin

1989 Orrin Johnson, Harlingen

1990 Judge Eugene Cook, College Station

1991 Ronald Earle, Austin

1992 Frank Baker, Bay City

1993 John F. Sutton, San Angelo

1994 Dean Frank Newton, Houston

1995 Tom Watkins, Austin

1996 Judge Ewing Werlein, Houston

1997 Louise Raggio, Dallas

1998 James B. Sales, Houston

1999 James E. Coleman, Jr., Dallas

2000 John L. Hill, Jr., Houston

2001 Charles L. Smith, San Antonio

2002 James H. Holmes, III, Dallas

2003 Beryl P. Crowley, Austin

2004 Lloyd P. Lochridge, Austin

2005 Guy N. Harrison, Longview

2006 Richard C. Hile, Austin

2007 Justice Douglas S. Lang, Dallas

2008 Scott J. Atlas, Houston

2009 Linda Eads, Plano

2010 Susan Fortney, Lubbock

2011 Harry Reasoner, Houston

2012 Fred Hagans, Houston

2013 Claude Ducloux, Austin

2014 W. John Glancy, Dallas

2015 Charlie Wilson, Dallas

2016 John G. Browning, Dallas

2017 Cullen M. “Mike” Godfrey, College Station

2018 G. Allan Van Fleet, Houston, Galveston

2019 Roland K. Johnson, Fort Worth