Trial Lawyer Steve Stodghill Receives Pair of Prestigious Honors

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 10:58


Winston & Strawn partner receives ADL Schoenbrun Jurisprudence Award, Obelisk Juror’s Award on back-to-back days

Prominent Texas litigator Steve Stodghill, partner in the Dallas office of Winston & Strawn, was honored with two prestigious awards this month.

On November 15 he was presented with the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) 2018 Larry Schoenbrun Jurisprudence Award.

The Schoenbrun Award has been presented annually since 1989 to a member of the North Texas legal community in recognition of outstanding leadership, exemplary contributions to the community, and a commitment to the ideals of the ADL. Founded in 1913, the ADL is a leading civil rights and human rights organization devoted to fighting anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry and discrimination.

“At the heart of the mission of the ADL is the fight against injustice and intolerance,” said Steve. “The use of bully tactics, whether it be on a personal or professional level, is something I abhor. I am thankful I am able to use my legal skills to help in that fight. Our current social climate has made it even more imperative that we stand up for what is right and for those who are being intimidated.”

Steve and his wife, Anne, were honored on November 16 by the Business Council for the Arts as 2018 Obelisk Award honorees. They were presented with the Juror’s Award for their lifetime advancement of the arts.

The Obelisk Awards recognize companies and individuals whose contributions and achievements in the arts have made a profound impact in North Texas. Instrumental in promoting the growth of the Dallas Film Society, the organization presented its inaugural Stodghill Award earlier this year to recognize individuals for their long-term efforts on behalf of the art of film.

“While these are two very different honors, one thing that they share is a recognition of Steve’s unwavering dedication to the community. When he believes in a cause he is nothing short of a force of nature,” said Tom Melsheimer, managing partner of the Dallas office of Winston & Strawn. Along with Todd Wagner, co-founder of and founder and CEO of The Charity Network, Tom is co-chair of the 2018 Schoenbrun Award luncheon.


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