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Past Recipients of the Annual Fellows Award (renamed Fellows Justinian Award in 2014) 

The Fellows Award/Fellows Justinian Award is the most prestigious honor of the Dallas Bar Foundation and is presented every year at the Annual Fellows Luncheon in honor of an attorney who has adhered to the highest principles and traditions of the legal profession. The award recognizes excellence in the practice of law and a demonstrated commitment to the legal profession through volunteer and professional service. 

  • Recipients must be members of the Dallas Bar Association who are, or have been, for a significant portion of their career a practicing attorney, or a member of the judiciary, and who are highly respected in the legal profession. They  must have adhered to the highest principles and traditions of the legal profession and they must also have served the legal profession, while adhering to the highest ethical standards.

  • Being a Fellow of the Dallas Bar Foundation is not a pre-requsite for nomination, but it is a factor that may be considered in the selection process.

Fellows Justinian Award Recipients (2014-2019 )

Nina Cortell (2019)
Thomas S. Leatherbury (2018)
Beverly Godbey (2017)
Mark A. Shank (2016)
Jim E. Cowles (2015)
Robert H. Mow, Jr. (2014)

Fellows Award Recipients
(1995 - 2013)

W. Mike Baggett (2013)
Hon. Barbara M.G. Lynn (2012)
Charles W. Matthews (2011)
Justice Douglas S. Lang (2010)
John L. Estes (2009)
George W. Bramblett, Jr. (2008)
Robert W. Jordan (2007)
H. Ron White (2006)
Hon. Linda B. Thomas (2005)
Adelfa B. Callejo (2004)
Hon. Jerry Buchmeyer (2003)
James E. Coleman, Jr. (2002)
Harriet E. Miers (2001)
John L. Hauer (2000)
Robert H. Thomas (1999)
L.A. Bedford (1998)
Hon. Merrill Hartman and Louise Raggio (1997)
Hon. Barefoot Sanders (1995)

Dallas Lawyer's Auxiliary Justinian Award (1983-2013)

The Justinian Award was the most esteemed honor presented to an attorney by the Dallas Lawyers' Auxiliary, from 1983-2013, in recognition of long standing dedication to volunteer service benefiting the community of Dallas.  A panel of community leaders, named by the Auxiliary each year, selected the recipient.  The Dallas Lawyers' Auxiliary discontinued their organization in late 2013.

The Dallas Bar Foundation wishes to recognize the Justinian Award recipients from 1983-2013.

Justinian Award Recipients (1983 - 2013)

Jerry Jordan (2013)
G. Michael Gruber (2012)
Don M. Glendenning (2011)
Al Ellis (2010)
George W. Bramblett, Jr. (2009)
Hon. Ron Kirk (2008)
George W. Coleman (2007)
Sam Burford, Jr. (2006)
T. Michael Wilson (2005)
Michael M. Boone (2004)
John Andrew Martin (2003)
Robert H. Thomas (2002)
Jerry C. Gilmore (2001)
Darrell E. Jordan (2000)
Peter S. Chantilis (1999)
Forest Smith (1998)
Adelpha B. Callejo (1997)
Charles Porter Storey (1996)
Henry Gilchrist (1995)
P. Mike McCullough (1994)
Edward J. Drake (1993)
Harriet E. Miers (1992)
Hon. L.A. Bedford, Jr. (1991)
Vester T. Hughes (1990)
Richard D. Haynes (1989)
Sidney Stahl (1988)
Thomas C. Unis (1987)
Robert L. Dillard, Jr. (1986)
William E. Collins (1985)
Marshall J. Doke, Jr. (1984)
Earl A. Forsythe (1983)