We’re opening nominations to our annual Professional Excellence Awards in Texas. You’ll notice
that we scaled back our awards categories this year, but we still wanted to highlight the great
work and achievements across the full breadth of the Texas Lawyer legal community.
The three categories we’re soliciting nominations for in 2023 are:
Attorney of the Year:
This award goes to the lawyer who in 2022 had the biggest impact on the law or the Texas legal
community or did the most to advance the cause of justice. (Some of this work may have
originated before 2022 and/or extended into 2023.) Please include a high-resolution color photo
of the nominee, at least 200 dpi. A profile of the winner will be published in a Texas Lawyer
issue later this year.
Lifetime Achievement Awards:
Please tell us in up to 1,000 words about anyone living who has left a lasting imprint on the
Texas legal community. We’ll also ask for a brief Q&A from the nominee. Please include a high-
resolution color photo of the nominee, at least 200 dpi. Q&As of the winners will be published
in Texas Lawyer later this year.
On the Rise:
Please tell us, in up to 1,000 words, about lawyers under the age of 40 (as of the submission
deadline) who have wielded influence in their practice areas in Texas and beyond. They should
be innovators, developing unique practice niches, amassing robust books of business,
demonstrating strong leadership qualities, showing expertise in litigation, in-house or
transactional work and committing themselves to pro bono, charitable and professional
volunteer work. Nominees must be under the age of 40 as of the submission deadline to be
eligible. Please include a high-resolution color photo of the nominee, at least 200 dpi, as well as
their date of birth.
Deadline for all categories is September 22, 2023.