WACO, Texas -
Baylor Lawyer Joe B. Allen (J.D. ´67) was honored in February by the non-profit coalition Houston Wilderness with its 2019 Wild Life Award – Environmental Legacies for his tireless efforts using his legal expertise in wilderness protection. During his more than 45 years practicing law in Texas, Allen focused on public finance and related legislative activities, including developing mechanisms for providing infrastructure for new development; working with both public and private entities on a wide range of issues related to construction, financing, and operation of public infrastructure. Many of these projects provided parks, trails, and green spaces throughout Texas and especially in the Greater Houston area.
According to Houston Wilderness, the Wild Life Award was developed to honor those who (1) make significant contributions to protecting, preserving, and raising awareness of the 10 unique ecoregions in the Greater Houston region (and beyond), (2) provide extraordinary foresight in combining corporate interests with environmental stewardship, and (3) leave a legacy of environmental support and advocacy that lives on through family, friends, and colleagues whom the awardee inspired.
Additional information about Houston Wildlife and the Environmental Legacies award can be found on the Houston Wildlife website, here.
“Joe B.’s tireless work ethic, his ability to transcend ideological and partisan divides, and his skill in bringing public and private entities to the table all to improve the quality of life in the Houston area and beyond is remarkable.” Said Baylor Law Dean Brad Toben, who added, “This award is richly deserved.”
Joe B. Allen was the founding partner of Allen Boone Humphries Robinson LLP of Houston, Texas. Mr. Allen and his wife, Helen, have four adult children.
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