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Several criminal defense attorneys, an investigator, and a local student were honored at the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association’s 46th annual awards banquet in Houston last week.

The association is the largest local criminal defense bar in the nation with more than 700 active members practicing as criminal defense lawyers.

New officers and members of the association’s board of directors were sworn in at the event, including new President Tyler Flood, of Tyler Flood & Associates.

The award recipients were as follows:

Richard “Racehorse” Haynes Lifetime Achievement

  • Robert Pelton
  • Katherine Scardino
  • George “Mac” Secrest

Lawyer of the Year – Casie Gotro

Torch of Liberty

  • Stephen Clappart
  • John P. Denholm

Sharon Levine Unsung Heroes

  • Nancy Bunin
  • Mary Samaan

Member of the Year – David Ryan

Mentor of the Year – Eric Davis

President’s Junior Justice Award – Maya Wood, seventh-grade student

Photo courtesy of Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association. From left: Stanley G. Schneider, Stephen Clappart, Casie Gotro, John P. Denholm, and Tyler Flood.