Rosner & Rosner Young Lawyer Professionalism Award

2020 Award Recipient

Andrew W. Guthrie

Andrew W. Guthrie, (Baylor University School of Law, J.D. 2011), is the recipient of the 2020 Rosner & Rosner Young Professionals Award from the American Bar Association Center for Professional Responsibility and ABA Young Lawyers Division.

Andrew is an associate at Haynes and Boone, LLP in Dallas, where he focuses on appeals and critical trial court briefing across an array of subject matters, including business disputes, products liability, intellectual property, the False Claims Act, probate and trusts, and water rights.

Andrew also serves as a mentor to the junior lawyers in the firm, taking the time to counsel and coach the new lawyers toward a practice with the highest standards of ethics and professionalism.  

In 2017, the Texas Supreme Court appointed Andrew to serve on the State Bar of Texas’ Professional Ethics Committee. This committee drafts opinions advising members of the State Bar of Texas on the propriety of professional conduct based upon ethical considerations and Texas disciplinary rules.

Despite being the youngest lawyer of the nine serving on the Committee, Andrew has been the initial author on several opinions and has been described by those who work with him as “a quiet role model who intelligently and willingly devotes pro bono hours to guide lawyers through ethical quandaries and maintains the highest levels of professionalism while interacting with lawyers, judges, clients and the public.”    

In a letter of support, Justice Don R. Willett of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit wrote:

Andrew is a lawyer of sterling personal and professional integrity. He possesses surpassing personal grace and statesmanship. And he devotes unmatched energy and talent to boosting lawyer professionalism here in Texas.

The ABA is proud to announce Andrew W. Guthrie as this year’s winner of the Rosner & Rosner Award.