Ronald D. Secrest Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award

The firm of Beck Redden LLP established the award in honor and memory of Mr. Secrest, a gifted trial lawyer and a founding partner of the firm. The Ronald D. Secrest Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award was established to recognize an active trial lawyer. The award recognizes a trial lawyer who, in his or her practice, has demonstrated high ethical and moral standards and has demonstrated exceptional professional conduct, thus enhancing the image of the trial lawyer. The Beck Redden law firm, in consideration of the award, will make an unrestricted gift to the Bar Foundation of $10,000 annually.

Established in June 2002, this award celebrates Ronald Secrest’s life as an outstanding trial lawyer who devoted himself to the highest standards of the trial practice.

Criteria

The recipient is to be an active trial lawyer who, by his or her practice, has demonstrated outstanding trial and advocacy skills, has demonstrated high ethical and moral standards, and has demonstrated exceptional professional conduct, thus enhancing the image of the trial lawyer.

Past Recipients of the Ronald D. Secrest
Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award

2002 Robert Q. “Bob” Keith, Johnson City

2003 Knox Nunnally, Houston

2004 Shannon H. Ratliff, Austin

2005 Finis E. Cowan, Jr., Dickinson

2006 Richard W. Mithoff, Jr., Houston

2007 David T. Lopez, Houston

2008 Lisa A. Blue, Dallas

2009 George E. Chandler, Lufkin

2010 John J. “Mike” McKetta, Austin

2011 Robert H. Mow, Jr., Dallas

2012 Steve McConnico, Austin

2013 Marshall Searcy, Fort Worth

2014 Tracy H. Crawford, Tyler

2015 Mark Lanier, Houston

2016 Charles L. “Chip” Babcock, Houston

2017 Robin C. Gibbs, Houston

2018 Michael M. Guerra, McAllen

2019 Kenneth T. “Tommy” Fibich, Houston