Congratulations to our 2018-2019 Law Alumni Association Awards Winners!

Each year, the UH Law Alumni Association celebrates alumni and faculty who have made outstanding contributions that make the Law Center shine so brightly in the business and legal community. 

Alumnus of the Year
Tom M. Kirkendall ’79
In recognition of exceptional and continued achievement and noteworthy contributions to the legal profession by an alumnus.

Honorary Alumnus Award
Gordon J. Quan
In recognition of exemplary service and dedication to the Law Center by a lawyer that is not an alumnus.

Faculty Distinction Award
Greg R. Vetter
In recognition of a member of the Law Center faculty that has distinguished themselves in their field of expertise.

Law Fund Volunteer Award
James M. Roach ’82
To a volunteer alumnus that has demonstrated extraordinary commitment to raising funds for the UH Law Center.

Law Gala & Auction Award
Thomas F.A. Hetherington ’98
In recognition of exceptional volunteer service and leadership to the UH Law Gala by an alumnus.

Corporate Sector Achievement Award
Raj Sharma ’03
In recognition of exceptional achievement and legal excellence in the corporate and business communities.

Private Practice Achievement Award
Alison L. Chen ’03
In recognition of exceptional achievement in and legal excellence in private practice.

Public/Non-Profit Sector Achievement Award
Senator Royce West ’79
In recognition of exceptional achievement and legal excellence in public service.

Rising Star Award
Clayton Forswall ’11
In recognition of outstanding achievement and notable commitment to the UH Law Center by a young alumnus.

Rising Star Award
Mia Breaux Lorick ’14
In recognition of outstanding achievement and notable commitment to the UH Law Center by a young alumnus.

Diversity and Inclusion Award
Yvonne Ho ’06
In recognition of significant commitment of an alumnus to diversity and inclusion by fostering a more diverse and inclusive legal community.

Pro Bono/Community Service & Leadership Award
Ernie Aliseda ’91
In recognition of an alumnus that has dedicated substantial service to the community as a volunteer and leader.

Dean’s Award
King Family Foundation
Gregory C. King `85
Leigh Ann King `85
Gregory C. King, Jr. `16
For outstanding loyalty and dedication to the University of Houston Law Center.

President’s Award
Susan L. Bickley ’84
In recognition of outstanding commitment, service, and dedication to UH Law Center students and alumni.

Questions? Please contact Hope M. Young in the Office of Law Alumni Relations at hyoung@central.uh.edu or call 713-743-5099.

Congratulations to last year's awards recipients! Click here to see a full list.