Dallas attorney John G. Browning has been named the winner of the 2013 Jim Bowmer Professionalism Award, presented by the College of the State Bar of Texas, his firm announced.

The announcement came just days after Browning, a member of the Texas Bar Journal Board of Editors, learned he would receive a 2014 Burton Award for Distinguished Achievement in Legal Writing

Browning will receive the Bowmer award this summer, and the College will make a $1,000 contribution in his name to the Texas Access to Justice Foundation.


Given each year since 1994, the Bowmer award recognizes a Texas lawyer and College member whose contributions to professionalism have furthered the College’s goals, elevated the prestige of the legal profession, promoted legal ethics, furthered lawyers’ continuing education, and served as an example to others. The award bears the name of Jim D. Bowmer of Temple, a co-founder of the College.

Browning was a unanimous selection by the College’s Awards Committee on the basis of his extensive writing, speaking, and work as a bar leader and volunteer in the areas of professionalism and legal ethics, according to a news release from his firm.

In addition to writing on ethics topics in scholarly law reviews, Browning frequently writes for practitioner-oriented publications and is a frequent speaker and author for continuing legal education courses. He is the current co-chair of the Dallas Bar Association Legal Ethics Committee and will be a featured speaker at the American Bar Association National Conference on Professional Responsibility as well as the International Legal Ethics Conference in London.