Wednesday, April 13, 2016

TRIAL DOGS 2015: ACCOLADES AND RECOGNITION (BELATED EDITION)

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

BEST QUOTE:
"I was laying in the field and the grackle said to me: What are you doing here?"
        --Defendant testifying in a murder trial

HUMANITARIAN AWARD:
Elsie Craven
Successful Asylum and Immigration Representation

TRIAL DOGS (Travis):
Jackie Wood
Armando Pena
Raymond Espersen
Tom Flanagan/Steve Lee
Skip Davis
Mary Ann Espiritu Conejo/Joseph Aragon
Russ Hunt
Charlie Baird
Ariel Payan
Bill Browning

LA ANTORCHA DE JUSTICIA AWARD
(Defense Lawyer who prosecutors fear the most)
Raymond Espersen

WORKHORSES OF THE YEAR
(Allows their employer to take those exotic vacations)
Robert Smith-Law Offices of David Chambers
Jesus Salinas-Law Office of Lusk & Evans
Mike Burke-Peek & Toland

BEST DRESSED MEN
Ricardo Maldonado
Novert Morales
Sidney Williams
Jeremy Sylestine
Ben Blackburn
Brad Urrutia
Todd Dudley
Lucio Del Toro
Josh Reno
Craig Moore
Geoffrey Puryear

BEST SHOES
Julie Arocha
Jessica Bernstein
Jana Ortega
Claire Carter
Sheila Merino
Kathy Erickson
Eloisa Garcia
Monica Flores
Yvonne Patton
Rory Perez
Adam Reposa

BEST INNOVATIONS IN THE PRACTICE OF LAW
AMP web site (second year in a row)

BEST BEARDS
none (they are out of style)

SHERLOCK HOLMES INVESTIGATOR AWARD
Mark Gillespie

SPECIAL AWARDS
Charles Popper-Del Valle Visitation Award (repeat winner)

BEST SIDE BUSINESS
Fire & Ice Pizza Bar (Round Rock)-Adam Reposa

BEST COURTHOUSE COFFEE
(tied)
299th District Court
147th District Court
Magistrate Court
427th District Court

NOTE:  THE COMMITTEE IS A SECRET CABAL WHO MEETS IN SECRET IN AN UNDISCLOSED LOCATION WITH ENTRY ONLY BY SECRET HANDSHAKE.


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