July 2020

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David C. Kent, JD '78

David C. Kent, with Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP in Dallas, received a Presidential Citation for his service to the State Bar of Texas from State Bar President Randy Sorrels at the meeting of the SBOT Board of Directors in June.

Harper Estes, JD '79

Harper Estes has been awarded the Luther (Luke) H. Soules III Award by the Texas State Bar Litigation Section.

Robert Little, JD '05

Robert Little, Baylor Law's Director of Advocacy Programs, has been elected to serve as Treasurer on the Executive Board for the newly created National Association of Legal Advocacy Educators (NALAE).

David Lovell, JD '08

David Lovell joins the business and entertainment law firm Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP in Dallas, to expand its intellectual property and corporate legal expertise. David's practice focuses on patents, trademarks, and trade secrets.

Joshua G. Borderud, JD '09

Joshua G. Borderud has been selected to receive the prestigious Sandra Day O'Connor Award for Professional Service from the American Inns of Court. The Sandra Day O'Connor Award for Professional Service is awarded each year to honor an American Inn of Court member in practice for ten or fewer years for excellence in public interest or pro bono activities.

C. Tyler Atkinson, JD '10

C. Tyler Atkinson was recently appointed as the Presiding Judge for the City of Denton in Texas.

Andrew W. Guthrie, JD '11

Andrew W. Guthrie has been selected as the 2020 recipient of the Rosner & Rosner Young Lawyers Professionalism Award by the American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Professional Responsibility.

Steven A. Lopez, JD '12

Steven A. Lopez has joined the personal injury litigation practice, Hill Law Firm in San Antonio.