South Texas College of Law Houston recognized alumni Mary-Olga Lovett, Judge Kyle Carter, and Derek Pershing on September 28 at its 2021 Alumni Association Annual Luncheon at Hotel ZaZa-Houston Museum District.

Lovett received the Distinguished Alumni Award, Carter the Public Service Award, and Pershing was recognized with the Young Alumni Award.

“STCL Houston has a reputation for graduating exceptional lawyers,” said Michael F. Barry, law school president and dean in a press release. “We are proud to select Mo Lovett, Judge Kyle Carter, and Derek Pershing as remarkable graduates who truly embody our mission of service to the community and to the legal profession. Known equally for their notable professional accomplishment and their civic contributions, they set a standard of excellence for our students and for their fellow alumni. I am proud to call them graduates of STCL Houston.”

Lovett is senior vice president of Greenberg Traurig’s Texas offices and serves as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and is a member of STCL Houston’s Board of Directors. The Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest award presented by the law school’s alumni association and acknowledges outstanding civic contribution to the community where the recipient lives.

Carter is judge of the 125th District Court in Harris County and has served as general counsel to the state’s legislative committees on General Investigations and Ethics and the committee on Urban Affairs. He is being honored with the Public Service Award for his significant and sustained accomplishments in public service positions.

Pershing is an adjunct professor at STCL Houston and a shareholder in Wilson Cribbs + Goren. He is certified in commercial real estate law, residential real estate law, and farm and ranch real estate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Pershing is being recognized for his significant leadership and service contributions to STCL Houston and the legal profession in the eight years since his graduation from law school.

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