Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 13, 2017 - George E. Chandler of Lufkin has been selected as one of five 2017 recipients of the Texas Bar Foundation’s Outstanding 50 Year Lawyer Award. The award recognizes attorneys whose practice has spanned 50 years or more and who adhere to the highest principles and traditions of the legal profession and service to the public.
George Chandler received his B.A. and L.L.B. from Baylor University, is board certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and licensed to practice in Texas and Colorado. Memberships include: Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, National Board of Trial Advocates, American Board of Trial Advocacy, East Texas ABOTA, American College of Trial Lawyers, Tonahill Society and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Currently serving as Chairman of District 2 of the State Bar Grievance Committee, he is also a member of the Trial Law Institute and the Diversity Law Institute and has written numerous legal articles.
Chandler is a frequent lecturer at seminars and holds the honor of “Distinguished Jaworski Lecturer” at BU School of Law. He was selected as one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Texas from 2003-2016, ranked AV by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in their Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers from 2002-2015. In 2009 he received the Texas Bar Foundation Ronald D. Secrest Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award, Texas Trial Lawyer's Lifetime Achievement Award, and was named Baylor Lawyer of the Year. He was recipient of the John Hannah, Jr. Award for Public Service by the Bar Association of the Eastern District of Texas, has been named Texas Legal Legend by the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas, and is also a fellow of the prestigious Litigation Counsel of America. Chandler is a Sustaining Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.
The Bar Foundation commissioned an oral history to recognize and preserve the accomplishments of Mr. Chandler’s legal career. Additionally, he will be publicly recognized at the Texas Bar Foundation Annual Dinner held on June 23, 2017 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.
Founded in 1965 by attorneys determined to assist the public and improve the profession, the Texas Bar Foundation has become the largest charitably-funded bar foundation in the country. The Texas Bar Foundation relies on the contributions of its Fellows to improve the lives of Texans. To-date, through the generosity of the Fellows, the Texas Bar Foundation has awarded more than $17 million in grants to numerous organizations across the state.
Election to the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon a member of the State Bar of Texas, representing the top one-third of one percent of Texas attorneys. Selection is based on an outstanding record in the legal profession as well as proven commitment to support the community at large. For more information, please visit the Texas Bar Foundation.