Jesse Buckner “Buck” Williams passed away June 23, 2023. He served as an assistant district attorney in the Jefferson County Family Law division for 20 years before returning to private practice.
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Jeffrey Van Horn passed away on May 6, 2023. A double Longhorn, he was appointed as the first criminal district attorney for Caldwell County before serving as the state prosecuting attorney until his retirement.
Michael McConnell passed away on March 25, 2023. A U.S. Air Force veteran, McConnell enjoyed a long career practicing bankruptcy law and was a partner in several law firms, finishing his career as Chairman of Kelly Hart & Hallman’s Reorganization and Bankruptcy practice. He also served three years as a U.S. bankruptcy judge for the Northern District of Texas.
John C. Meinrath passed away in February of 2023. Meinrath spent his career as an attorney, practicing in Austin and Dallas.
Robert “Bob” Carlyle Scott passed away on August 18, 2022. Scott was an accomplished attorney who actively supported many nonprofit organizations including the Alamo Heights United Methodist Church.
Judge Solomon “Sol” Casseb, III passed away on Dec. 7, 2022. Casseb served as a state district judge from 2008-18 after practicing law for 30 years at Casseb & Pearl.
David K. Brooks passed away on August 26, 2022. A double Longhorn and Army veteran, Brooks worked on the Texas Law Review while in law school. He practiced at several law firms in three different states and also served as a judge of the 191st District Court and as assistant general counsel in the New Mexico Oil Conservation Division.
Jerry Lewis passed away on July 9, 2022. Following graduation from Texas Law, Lewis served in the U.S. Army, Judge Advocate General Corp. Lewis also worked as first assistant district attorney and head prosecutor during his time at the Collin County District Attorney’s Office.
The Daily Record has selected Brown, Goldstein & Levy founding partner Daniel F. Goldstein to receive its 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recognizes attorneys and judges whose body of work over their careers makes them stand out. They are well respected in their profession, active in their community, and dedicated to growing the next generation of legal leaders. Goldstein is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, has been listed among Maryland’s Top 50 Super Lawyers, and was previously honored in 2010 with The Daily Record‘s Leadership in Law Award.
Shook, Hardy & Bacon Miami Partner Ken Reilly has been named 2016 Client Service All-Stars by BTI Consulting Group. Reilly was recognized for their work in product liability and is among 316 attorneys named across the country this year, all recommended by general counsel and legal decision-makers for “outperforming all other attorneys” in client service. In December, BTI Consulting Group also recognized the firm as a whole, placing Shook at No. 42 on list, BTI Client Service A-Team 2016: The Survey of Law Firm Client Service Performance.
Art Brender was presented with the Tarrant County Bar Association’s highest honor, the Blackstone Award, given in recognition of a career that exemplifies professional aptitude, integrity and courage. Brender earned a B.A. in History, as well as his J.D. from The University of Texas.
David Kitner was reappointed by the Texas Supreme Court to a second 3 year term on the Board of Disciplinary Appeals and has been elected Board Chair. He is a partner with Strasburger & Price in Dallas.