The Anti-Defamation League has selected Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Lynne Liberato as the recipient of the 2013 Karen H. Susman Jurisprudence award honoring an outstanding member of the legal community who exhibits an exceptional commitment to equality, justice, fairness and community service. 

“One of the most respected lawyers in Texas, Lynne is passionate in her commitment to the Houston community,” said Mark Trachtenberg, Houston administrative partner. “Her dedication to both the practice of law and to making Houston a better place makes her a most deserving winner of this award and we are so proud of her.”

Liberato has served as the president of the State Bar of Texas, Houston Bar Association, and the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society. She has also chaired the board of the United Way of Greater Houston, where she currently chairs the THRIVE, which gives hardworking families a better chance of becoming financially stable.

She also serves on the board of the directors of the Greater Houston Partnership and formerly was a member of the board of trustees for South Texas College of Law. 

At Haynes and Boone, Liberato co-heads the firm’s Appellate Practice Group and has handled some of the most significant trials and appeals in Texas, including before the United States and Texas Supreme Courts.

Liberato will receive the 2013 Karen H. Susman Jurisprudence award at a luncheon on March 19 in Houston.