Michael Bourland, JD '99, Wins Outstanding Pro Bono Advocate Award

April 8, 2017
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Michael Bourland, JD '99, Wins Outstanding Pro Bono Advocate Award


WACO, Texas -

Michael Bourland, JD '99, of the Waco law firm Witt, McGregor & Bourland, P.L.L.C., was named a 2016 Outstanding Pro Bono Advocate by the Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association (WMCYLA).


Josh Borderud, Immediate Past President of the Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association presents Michael Bourland with a 2016 Outstanding Pro Bono Advocate Award

Bourland was recognized for outstanding service to the community during the Waco-McLennan County Bar Association luncheon on Friday, April 7, 2017. Josh Borderud, Immediate Past President of the Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association presented Bourland with the award. Along with many other local lawyers, Bourland participated in WMCYLA’s year-long 2016 Pro Bono Challenge. The challenge resulted in 2,450 volunteer hours to help those in need.

Baylor Lawyer Marcy Wilkin was also named a 2016 Outstanding Pro Bono Advocate by the WMCYLA.

Bourland is a trial attorney who has handled a broad range of civil cases in courts throughout Texas. His trial practice involves insurance defense with respect to both third party and first party claims, personal injury, commercial and business disputes, insurance litigation, and collection matters. Bourland's practice also includes representation of small businesses and individuals in various corporate and business matters, as well as will preparation and estate planning.



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Established in 1857, Baylor Law School was one of the first law schools in Texas and one of the first west of the Mississippi River. Today, the school has more than 7,400 living alumni. It is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Baylor Law School has a record of producing outstanding lawyers, many of whom decide upon a career in public service. The Law School boasts two governors, members or former members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, two former directors of the FBI, U.S. ambassadors, federal judges, justices of the Texas Supreme Court and members of the Texas Legislature, among its notable alumni. In its law specialties rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranked Baylor Law's trial advocacy program as #3 in the nation. Baylor Law School is also ranked #51 in the magazine's 2018 edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools." The National Jurist ranks Baylor Law as one of the "Best School for Practical Training," and #4 in the nation in its most recent "Best Law School Facilities" listing. The Business Insider places Baylor Law among the top 50 law schools in the nation. Baylor Law School received the 2015 American Bar Association Pro Bono Publico Award, making it only the third law school in the nation to be honored with the award since the award's inception in 1984.

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