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PAST RAGGIO AWARD RECIPIENTS2018-02-25T18:40:29+00:00

DWLA Louise B. Raggio History and Past Recipients

louiseraggioDallas Women Lawyers Association’s Louise B. Raggio Award is named in honor of Louise B. Raggio, one of the founders of the DWLA, who graduated from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 1952 and was a mentor and champion of women lawyers in Dallas until her passing early last year.  Each year, the DWLA presents the Louise B. Raggio Award to a person demonstrating the highest level of professionalism and who has contributed significantly to the advancement of women attorneys.

In 2015 DWLA expanded its Awards to include honoring an Outstanding Female Lawyers , Outstanding Corporate Counsel, and a Rising Raggio. In 2016 and 2017 the addition of an Outstanding Director and Outstanding Judiciary were included in the awards.

2017 Recipients

  • Louise B Raggio Award – Sarah Saldana
  • Outstanding Corporate Counsel – Large Department – Michele Thatcher
  • Outstanding Corporate Counsel – Small Department – Lori Dalton
  • Outstanding Female/Large Firm – Angela Fontana
  • Outstanding Female/Small Firm – Amy Elizabeth Stewart
  • Rising Raggio – Jennifer Salim Richards
  • Outstanding Director – Gemma Descoteaux
  • Outstanding Jurist – Judge Martin Hoffman

2016 Recipients

  • Louise B. Raggio Award – Lisa Baron Blue
  • Outstanding Female/Large Firm – Kit Addleman
  • Outstanding Female/Small Firm – Dawn Estes
  • Outstanding Corporate Counsel – Stacey Doré
  • Rising Raggio – Jennifer Ryback
  • Outstanding Director – Judge Tonya Parker

2015 Recipients

  • Louise B. Raggio Award – Michael K. Hurst
  • Outstanding Female Lawyers/Large Firm – Diana Bearden
  • Outstanding Female Lawyer/Mid Firm – Rhonda Hunter
  • Outstanding Lawyer/Small Firm – Karen McCloud
  • Outstanding Corporate Counsel -Rachel Gonzalez, Sabre Corp
  • Rising Raggio -Tiffanie N. Limbrick

Raggio Award Recipients

2017 – Sarah Saldana
2016 – Lisa Baron Blue
2015 – Michael K. Hurst
2014 – Sally Crawford
2013- Hon. Jane Boyle
2012 – Michele Wong Krause
2011 – Patricia Montes
2010 – Hon. Nikki DeShazo
2009 – Yvette Ostolaza
2008 – Mary Alice McLarty
2007 – Hon. Karen Gren Johnson
2006 – Kathleen Wu
2005 – J. Lee Baldwin
2004 – Hon. Catharina Haynes
2003 – Kim Askew
2002 – Christina Melton Crain
2001 – Prof. Maureen N. Armour
2000 – Hon. Carolyn Wright
1999 – Nina Cortell
1998 – Hon. Elizabeth Lang-Miers
1997 – Hon. Linda Thomas
1996 – Harriet E. Miers
1995 – Adelfa B. Callejo
1994 – JoAnn Peters
1993 – Hon. Annette Stewart
1992 – Hon. Barbara Lynn