Jan. 7, 2013
-- Al Ellis, Of Counsel at Sommerman & Quesada, L.L.P., will be honored by the Dallas Bar Association at the 21st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon as the recipient of the 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Justice Award at a noon luncheon on Monday, January 21, at The Belo Mansion (2101 Ross Avenue in downtown Dallas). The event is open to the public.
The award is presented to local leaders whose lives and practice exemplifies the principles embodied by Dr. King’s leadership. Former recipients include the late Hon. Barefoot Sanders, Senator Royce West, Mayor Ron Kirk, Kim Askew, Commissioner John Wiley Price, Rhonda Hunter, E. Leon Carter, Dr. Walter Sutton, Jr. and Justice Carolyn Wright.
“I cannot think of anyone more deserving of this award,” said DBA President Sally Crawford. “Al’s dedication to the promotion and implementation of inclusion in the bar association has made a real and permanent difference in our bar.”
Mr. Ellis is a tireless advocate for his clients and in his successful 40-year career has tried more than 170 jury trials. He has held numerous leadership positions in the community including President of the Dallas Bar Association in 1990.
The MLK award luncheon is open to the public; the plated lunch costs $12.76. RSVPs are required. Contact BAvina@dallasbar.org (mailto:BAvina@dallasbar.org?subject=MLK%20luncheon
). For more information, call (214) 220-7400.
### The Dallas Bar Association is a professional, voluntary organization of more than 10,000 Dallas-area attorneys. Find out more at www.dallasbar.org.