The Tarrant County Bar Association will present the Blackstone Award to Marshall Searcy this year.
Searcy’s career began at Rain, Harrell in Dallas, but Dee Kelly soon brought him to Fort Worth to be a partner at Kelly Hart & Hallman.
According to the Bar Association, the Blackstone Award is made on the basis of consistent ability, integrity and courage as a lawyer.
Searcy will receive his award on Tuesday, May 3 at the Fort Worth Club. Searcy received the Legend Award from Fort Worth Business during the 2014 Power Attorney awards.
Other awards at the event:
The Silver Gavel Award recipient at this year’s award ceremony is Judge Judith Wells. That award is given to a member of the judiciary who has served on the bench for at least ten years and who has made a substantial and noteworthy contribution as a result of their service. Judge Wells had the honor of being the first female presiding Judge of the Tarrant County District Judges and served in that capacity from 2007 to 2009. Judge Wells received the Eva Barnes Award in 2005 from the Tarrant County Family law Bar Association.
The Professionalism Award, given to a member of the bar who has displayed outstanding professional conduct, will go to Phillip W. McCrury, an attorney with , Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller LLP.
The Outstanding Young Lawyer recipient is given by the Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association and goes to a young lawyer who is recognized for their proficiency, service to the profession and service to the community.
Dwayne W. Smith, a member of Gardner & Smith PLLC, receives the award this year.
The Outstanding Mentor Award recognizes an attorney or judge for the mentoring of young lawyers. Judge William “Bill” Harris receives the award this year. He has been known for his support for young lawyers and provides group lunches each month.
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