Courtroom Legend Steve Laird Receives Lola Wright Foundation Award

Honor recognizes those who exemplify highest standards of professional ethics

FORT WORTH, Texas – The Law Offices of Laird & McCloskey is proud to announce that the Texas Bar Foundation has honored trial lawyer and name partner Steven C. Laird with the Lola Wright Foundation Award for 2024.

Established in 1985, the award is presented in recognition of outstanding public service in advancing and enhancing legal ethics in Texas.

Trial legend Mr. Laird has a long-standing reputation for striving for the highest ethical principles, having been appointed to the Texas Supreme Court’s Professional Ethics Committee and its Task Force Committee on Advertising and Referral Fees in the past.

Citing his national reputation for courtroom success and high legal standards, the Tarrant County Bar Association honored Mr. Laird with the prestigious Blackstone Award in 2021. The Blackstone Award is presented to an attorney whose career embodies ethical ideals, courage and service to the legal profession.

In 2023, Mr. Laird was named to Fort Worth Inc. magazine’s list of the 400 Most Influential People in Fort Worth, a recognition that honors Tarrant County residents who wield significant influence in the community. Additionally, he is a recipient of the annual Jim D. Bowmer Professionalism Award from the Texas Bar College and the Professional Award from the Tarrant County Bar Association.

He is also one of the few attorneys to be Board Certified in both Personal Injury Trial Law and Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and designated as a specialist in both Civil Trial and Truck Accident Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

The Texas Bar Foundation helps organizations enhance the rule of law, focusing on programs that relate to legal assistance for the underserved, ethics in the legal profession, encouragement of legal research and education of the third branch of government. The Lola Wright Foundation supports children and youth, public health and human services, education, community development and arts and culture. Together they recognize top attorneys in the state who exhibit paramount legal and professional ethics.

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About The Law Offices of Laird & McCloskey
The Law Offices of Laird & McCloskey is a firm of experienced Fort Worth truck accident lawyers with more than 50 years of combined experience helping victims and their families. The firm is located at 1119 Pennsylvania Ave., Fort Worth, Texas.

To learn more about the firm’s representative matters or to schedule a meeting with one of its attorneys, call (817) 531-3000 or visit

Media Contact:
Alyssa Woulfe


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