Lonny D. Morrison has been selected as one of five 2019 recipients of the Texas Bar Foundation’s Outstanding 50 Year Lawyer Award. The award recognizes attorneys whose practice has spanned 50 years or more and who adhere to the highest principles and traditions of the legal profession and service to the public.
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Wichita Falls, TX -- Lonny D. Morrison has been selected as one of five 2019 recipients of the Texas Bar Foundation’s Outstanding 50 Year Lawyer Award. The award recognizes attorneys whose practice has spanned 50 years or more and who adhere to the highest principles and traditions of the legal profession and service to the public.
Lonny Morrison is a lawyer, a rancher, an oil and gas investor, and an active entrepreneur. He holds a J.D. from the University of Texas, an MBA from Oklahoma State University, a B.A. in economics from Washburn University and an Associate of Arts degree from Cameron State Agricultural Jr. College (now Cameron University).
Lonny is a former President of the State Bar of Texas, the principal draftsman of the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure, and he was the first Chair of the Texas Commission for Lawyer Discipline. He is the only lawyer, ever, to twice receive the Presidents’ Award, the highest award of the State Bar of Texas to a member for service to the profession and to the public.
Lonny is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the Texas Bar Foundation and the American Bar Foundation.
He and Dottie, also an attorney, are major contributors to the President’s Excellence Club at Midwestern State University, the Dottie M. and Lonny D. Morrison Endowed Scholarship for Excellence at the UT Law School and an Endowed Scholarship at Cameron created by his National Jr. College Championship football team
The Bar Foundation commissioned an oral history to recognize and preserve the accomplishments of Mr. Morrison’s legal career. Additionally, he will be publicly recognized at the Texas Bar Foundation Annual Dinner held on June 14, 2019 at the JW Marriott in Austin.
Founded in 1965 by attorneys determined to assist the public and improve the profession, the Texas Bar Foundation has become the largest charitably-funded bar foundation in the country. The Texas Bar Foundation relies on the contributions of its Fellows to improve the lives of Texans. To date, through the generosity of the Fellows, the Texas Bar Foundation has awarded more than $19 million in grants to numerous organizations across the state.
Election to the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon a member of the State Bar of Texas, representing the top one-third of one percent of Texas attorneys. Selection is based on an outstanding record in the legal profession as well as proven commitment to support the community at large. For more information about the Texas Bar Foundation, please visit www.txbf.org