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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 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

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