CHICAGO, October 12, 2022 — Dallas lawyer Thomas S. Leatherbury will receive the American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section’s (TIPS) Edmund S. Muskie Pro Bono Service Award during the TIPS Fall Meeting in Scottsdale. The award recognizes TIPS members who have demonstrated a commitment to justice for all citizens and dedication to pro bono service.
Leatherbury is an appellate lawyer with 40 years of experience in state and federal appeals and trials. He has worked on commercial, tort, intellectual property and health care cases, as well as class actions. He is deeply committed to training young lawyers and to pro bono work ranging from family to immigration to constitutional law. Among many other honors, he was recently named a fellow in the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, was presented with the Dallas Bar Foundation Justinian Award and was awarded a Presidential Citation from the State Bar of Texas for his commitment to helping its diversity and inclusion efforts. He received his J.D. from Yale Law School and his bachelor’s degree in history from Yale College.
“Tom Leatherbury is an incredible lawyer and an extraordinary champion for justice and pro bono work,” said TIPS Chair Gary L. Gassman. “His pro bono work ranges from teaching continuing legal education to pro bono work in immigration, constitutional and family law. It is passionate advocates like Tom Leatherbury who are making the world a better place through his commitment and dedication, and we are thrilled to recognize him with the Edmund S. Muskie Pro Bono Service Award.”
The ABA is the largest voluntary association of lawyers in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.