We’re opening nominations to our annual Professional Excellence Awards to make sure we get a chance to highlight the great work and achievements across the full breadth of the Texas Lawyer legal community.

Listed below are the Professional Excellence contests held for Texas Lawyer. The winners will be recognized in the magazine in the fall.

Deadline for all categories is August 2, 2021.

Texas Lawyer Professional Excellence 2021

The following categories for Texas Lawyer Professional Excellence awards are open to lawyers from all sizes of firms and organizations:

Attorney of the Year: This award goes to the lawyer who in 2020 had the biggest impact on the law or the Texas legal community or did the most to advance the cause of justice. (To be sure, some of this work may have originated before 2020 and/or extended into 2021.)

To submit a nomination for Attorney of the Year, please click here.

Lifetime Achievement Awards: Please tell us in up to 1,000 words about anyone living who has left a lasting imprint on the Texas legal community. Please include a high-resolution color photo of the nominee, at least 200 dpi.

To submit a nomination for Lifetime Achievement, please click here.

On the Rise: Please tell us, in up to 1,000 words, about lawyers under the age of 40 who have wielded influence in their practice areas in Texas and beyond. They should be innovators, developing unique practice niches, amassing robust books of business, demonstrating strong leadership qualities, showing expertise in litigation, in-house or transactional work and committing themselves to pro bono, charitable and professional volunteer work. Nominees must have been born after June 12, 1981, to be eligible. Please include a high-resolution color photo of the nominee, at least 200 dpi.

To submit a nomination for On the Rise, please click here.

If you have any questions, please contact Recognition Desk manager Pearl Wu at [email protected].


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