MehaffyWeber proudly announces Michele Y. Smith as the recipient of the 2019 Founders Award from the Texas Association of Defense Counsel (“TADC”). The TADC Founders Award is awarded to a TADC member whose service to and for the Association has earned favorable attention for the organization and effected positive changes for the Association. Michele has been an active member of The TADC for over 25 years and has served in many different roles, including serving as President from 2014 to 2015.
The Texas Association of Defense Counsel is a professional organization of civil trial attorneys dedicated to promoting excellence in its members, fairness in our judicial system, and preserving the right to jury trial for all citizens. Comprised of approximately 1,650 attorneys, it is one of the largest professional associations of commercial litigation, civil trial, and personal injury defense attorneys in the United States.
In addition to her involvement with the TADC, Michele has served on the board of numerous legal organizations and professional associations. She was recently selected to the International Association of Defense Counsel’s (“IADC”) board of directors, and featured on its inaugural podcast, IADC Speaks. Michele has been recognized for her outstanding legal work year after year, including most recently being named the Best Lawyers® 2019 Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants “Lawyer of the Year.”
MehaffyWeber shareholder Keith O’Connell was a previous recipient of the TADC Founders Award in 2017. The firm is proud to include two winners of such a prestigious award among our ranks.
For over 70 years, MehaffyWeber has evolved into a broad-based regional law firm with a strong emphasis in commercial litigation, construction defense, energy and environmental law, toxic tort defense, and personal injury and products liability defense. Our trial lawyers practice in state and federal courts throughout Texas and other states, and our firm functions as regional counsel for several clients.