DALLAS, TX—Harriet Miers, former Managing Partner of a Locke Lord predecessor firm and former Counsel to the President of the United States, has been honored with the Texas Bar Foundation’s prestigious Outstanding 50 Year Lawyer Award, commemorating her trailblazing accomplishments as a consummate legal professional and public servant. She will accept the award during the Texas Bar Foundation’s annual dinner on June 18.
Miers was the first woman hired at the Dallas firm of Locke Purnell Boren Laney & Neely in 1972 and became the first woman to lead the Firm, then known as Locke Purnell Rain Harrell, in 1996. In 1999, when Locke Purnell merged with Houston-based Liddell Sapp Zivley Hill & LaBoon, Miers was integral to the merger and became Co-Managing Partner of the combined firm. She held that position until she left to serve in the administration of President George W. Bush from 2001-2007 as Staff Secretary, Deputy Chief of Staff and Counsel to the President. After her service in the White House, she returned to Locke Lord as a Partner in 2007.
She is a member of the Firm’s Litigation Department and Public Law and Policy Practice Group.
Among her many civic and professional accomplishments, Miers was the first woman to lead the Dallas Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas as President. Miers has been widely recognized for her efforts to create a more diverse, fair and equitable legal profession and applies these same values in service to the broader community.