Attorney Laura G. Tamez, a partner at The Herrera Law Firm, Inc., is the ninth annual recipient of the Pat Maloney Sr. Courage Award and the first woman to receive the prize.
Presented by the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association (SATLA), the award honors the attributes that defined the career of Pat Maloney Sr., a legend in the San Antonio legal community.
A former Bexar County district attorney, Maloney entered private practice in 1953 and recovered numerous multi-million dollar verdicts over the next half-century. He also achieved widespread fame for representing two young Vietnamese brothers in a landmark 1979 murder trial.
Tamez received the award at the 2016 SATLA Installation & Awards Ceremony, accepting it from Pat Maloney, Jr., the son of the namesake attorney.
"Our firm is very proud of Laura's accomplishments as an advocate for her clients and her contributions to the community," said Frank Herrera Jr., the founder of The Herrera Law Firm. "We congratulate her on receiving the Pat Maloney Sr. Courage Award and for the core values it represents."
In over 20 years as a full-time attorney at The Herrera Law Firm, Laura Tamez has obtained multiple multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases.
She serves on the Executive Board of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association as Vice President of Communications. Laura is a past president of the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association.
As a charter member of the TTLA Diversity Committee and former Chair, Lauran helps sponsor TTLA membership for ethnic minority and women lawyers.