Thursday, January 9, 2014

TRIAL DOGS 2013: ACCOLADES AND RECOGNITION

AFTER LONG DELIBERATIONS AND CONTENTIOUS DEBATE, THE COMMITTEE FINALLY VOTED THE TRAVIS COUNTY AWARDS:

BEST QUOTE OF 2013

"You better keep tabs on what you are saying little lady, you and that little roach man sitting next to you!"  -Defendant responding to cross-examination in his murder trial

*Multiple Category Winners

TRIAL DOGS OF 2013
[For those who went the distance.]
Brad Urrutia-11 Felony Jury Trials
Ray Espersen-9 Felony Jury Trials

HONORABLE MENTION
Russ Hunt
Ariel Payan
Jon Evans
Charlie Baird

BEST DRESSED MEN
[Those who show style under fire.]
Chris Baugh*
Jim Sawyer
Lucio Del Toro*
Novert Morales
Russ Sablatura
Ben Blackburn
Todd Dudley
Mike Burke*
Adam Reposa
Cesar Rodriguez

WORK HORSE(S) OF THE YEAR
[For those who enable their bosses to take those exotic vacations.]
Robert Smith (Law Offices of David Chambers)
Mike Burke* (Peek and Toland)

WORST DRESSED LAWYERS
[Having trouble distinguishing lawyers and clients?]
Anyone who wears bluejeans, tennis shoes, clogs, or sandals in a court of law.

BEST NAME FOR A DEFENSE LAWYER
Lucio Del Toro*
Jack Bacon
Curtis Woodcock
Kenovan Carter
Bristol Myers

BEST BEARDS
Chris Baugh
Jason Knutson
Mike Burke*
Marc Chavez
James Gill
Eric Rosen
Chris Holub

BEST HAIR
Randall Slagle
Alex Calhoun
Jeremy Sylestine
Lucio Del Toro
Yvonne Patton
Katie Sweeten
Eloisa Ontiveros-Gomez
Monica Flores

SPECIAL AWARDS
Guillermo Gonzales-Negotiated higher appointed fees for lawyers
Charles Popper-Receives the Del Valle visitation award for most frequent visitation of clients.

The Committee is a highly secretive process.



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