Houston, May 24, 2007 – The Sixteenth Annual Appellate Judicial Reception will be held on June 6, 2007, honoring Winstead shareholder John L. Hill, Jr. A member of Winstead’s litigation and dispute resolution department and the appellate practice group, Judge Hill is a former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas, Attorney General of Texas and Secretary of State. The reception will be held at Brennan’s of Houston and the Honorable Thomas R. Phillips will honored along with Judge Hill.
“Judge Hill is committed to the legal profession and he is known in many circles as a distinguished attorney who has dedicated his life to mentoring young lawyers and continuing his legend of making an impact. I’m proud to see him honored by the Houston Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Section,” said Craig Enoch, a former Texas Supreme Court Justice and chair of Winstead’s appellate practice group.
Except for the 11 years he spent in state government, Judge Hill has been a practicing trial lawyer with a long list of distinguished titles in Texas government and law and he is the first person in Texas history to serve the people of Texas as Secretary of State, Attorney General and Chief Justice. He is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, International Society of Barristers, Order of the Coif Legal Society, and serves as President of Texans for Judicial Excellence, among a host of other professional affiliations.
“We are delighted that Judge Hill is being honored. His excellence as a judge and as a lawyer have set a benchmark for the Texas legal profession,” says former Chief Justice William G. (Bud) Arnot, chair of Winstead’s Appellate Practice Group in Houston.
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