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.