Phoenix, AZ, June 04, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Charles Hamilton Houston III, Partner in Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP’s Phoenix office, was announced as one of IMPACT and the National Bar Association’s (NBA) “Nation's Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers Under 40 to recognize talented individuals (age 40 and under) within the African American legal community who have achieved prominence and distinction. Selected nominees demonstrate a strong commitment to empowering, uplifting, and advocating within the legal community. They represent a cross-section of legal professionals: solo practitioners, government lawyers, judges, academicians, corporate counsels, young elected officials, and others lawyers who are using their law degree in innovative ways. Nominees were selected based on their achievement, innovation, vision, leadership, and legal community involvement.
Charles Hamilton Houston III is an experienced litigator practicing in Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan’s Phoenix, Arizona office. He is licensed to practice in Arizona and Texas. Mr. Houston’s expertise includes providing clients with strategy for case resolution and making recommendations regarding the merits and proposed resolutions of cases directly to national in-house counsel. Like his grandfather, noted civil rights attorney Charles Hamilton Houston, Mr. Houston is devoted to the philosophy of justice, access, and equality for all. Mr. Houston frequently travels, lectures, and serves as a panelist on issues related to his practice as well as the impact of the work done by his pioneering grandfather.
“The 2010 Nation's Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers Under 40 are continuing the tradition of legal giants in American history,” said Angela Rye, IMPACT Director of Strategic Partnerships. “The invaluable contributions made by these attorneys set a standard for service and excellence in our communities and our Nation.”
The awardees will be celebrated on Sunday, August 8, 2010 at the Nation’s Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers Under 40 Gala during the 85th Annual NBA Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana. Additionally, the recipients of the Nation’s Best Advocate of the Year, Excellence in Leadership, Service, Activism, and Innovation will be recognized at the event. Online voting for these prestigious awards will commence on Tuesday, June 1, 2010. For more information, visit: www.NationsBestAdvocates.com.
About Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan
Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP (www.gshllp.com) is a nationwide law firm with more than 100 attorneys in offices located in Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Des Moines, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Nashville, New York, Phoenix, Washington D.C., and Wayne, New Jersey. The firm represents midsized to Fortune 100 companies, governmental entities, and individuals in the areas of litigation, employment, environmental, corporate and transactional, public finance, energy and regulatory, immigration, and estate and asset protection planning. As one of the nation’s largest certified minority-owned law firms, Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan practices law with a commitment to diversity and to the communities it serves.
The National Bar Association was founded in 1925 and is the nation's oldest and largest national network of predominantly African American attorneys and judges. It represents approximately 44,000 lawyers, judges, law professors and law students and has over 80 affiliate chapters throughout the United States and around the world. For additional information about the National Bar Association, visit www.nationalbar.org.
IMPACT is a nonprofit organization that was founded by a group of young professionals of color in 2006. IMPACT’s mission is to engage and build a network of young professionals of color to foster civic engagement, increase knowledge of the political and legislative processes, and enhance economic empowerment opportunities. For additional information about IMPACT, visit: www.IMPACT-dc.com.