Washington’s top legal brass assembled at the Ritz Carlton last night for the second annual Legal Times Awards Gala.
Four categories of awards were handed out to lawyers who
practice in Washington:
Champions, lawyers who have upheld the profession's core values of public duty and client service, building pro bono practices, taking on community causes, holding public service positions and fighting to expand liberties and protect civil rights.
Visionaries, or attorneys who, in tough times, found ways to build up their law firms, pushed for wise solutions in complex legal clashes and insisted on democratic and constitutional answers in government disputes.
Pioneers, lawyers who passed away during the last year, but whose contributions to the Washington legal community through public service and work for private law firms will stand the test of time.
Rising Stars, 40 lawyers under the age of 40 who have created distinguished practices, advanced legal scholarship and significantly contributed to the bar and the Washington community through public service.
What follows are some photos from last night’s event. All photos were taken by Photo Editor Diego M. Radzinschi.