Amos Mazzant Named Baylor's Young Lawyer of the YearJune 17, 2002
by Alan Hunt
Amos L. Mazzant of Sherman has been honored as the 2002 Baylor University Young Lawyer of the Year. Mazzant received the award at the annual reception of the Baylor Law Alumni Association, held recently in Dallas during the Texas State Bar Convention.
The Young Lawyer of the Year Award was created in 1995 to recognize an outstanding graduate 40 or younger who has brought honor and distinction to Baylor Law School and to the legal profession. Recipients of the award are selected by the Baylor Law Alumni Association.
Mazzant, who is a 1990 Baylor law graduate, recently completed a term as the 71st president (2001-2002) of the Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA), which has a membership of more than 22,000 throughout the state. He also is a former vice president and secretary of the TYLA and has undertaken numerous other responsibilities for the association. For his services, he was honored as the outstanding TYLA director in 1997 and presented with the TYLA President's Award in 1998.
His professional experience includes service as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Paul Brown, Eastern District of Texas, 1990-92; as an associate at Henderson, Bryant & Wolfe, 1992-93; and, from 1993, as a briefing attorney for U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Faulkner in the Eastern District of Texas. He grew up in Pennsylvania and received his undergraduate degree in 1987 as a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.
Baylor Law Dean Brad Toben, who presented the award, said Mazzant's accomplishments in the legal profession and as head of the TYLA have brought great credit and distinction to Baylor Law School.
Mazzant and his wife, Michelle, have two daughters, Katelyn, 5, and Alexandra, 3.