T&K Partner Receives TADC’s 2015 Founders Award

Dallas – Thompson & Knight LLP is proud to announce Greg W. Curry has been awarded the 2015 Founders Award by the Texas Association of Defense Counsel (“TADC”).

“The Founders Award seeks to recognize an individual whose service to and for the TADC has earned favorable attention for the organization and effected positive changes for the Association—in essence this is a lifetime achievement award,” said Michele Smith, President of TADC. “Greg Curry was chosen as this year’s recipient for more than 20 years of meaningful service to TADC on its board of directors and for his unrelenting work to protect the integrity of our civil justice system. Greg served with distinction as President of TADC in its 50th year and has continued to promote the mission of the TADC and to defend it against those who would attack our civil justice system.”

Curry, Thompson & Knight’s Firm-wide Trial Practice Leader and a Trial Partner in the Firm’s Dallas office, served as President of TADC (2009-2010) and has held many leadership positions in the Association. His litigation practice focuses on oil and gas, complex commercial (including real estate and construction), insurance coverage, and environmental matters. He has an active trial practice, having secured significant settlements and judgments for plaintiffs and defending numerous complex cases with substantial monetary claims, and works on a number of high profile and high risk domestic and international arbitrations.

He is consistently recognized for his skills in a diverse range of trial matters. Curry has been named the 2015 Dallas Oil and Gas Law “Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America© by Woodward/White Inc. and selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Real Estate, and Oil and Gas Law (2007-2015). He has also been named to Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters in Business Litigation, Energy & Natural Resources, and Securities & Corporate Finance (2003-2015) and recognized among the Top 100 Overall in Texas (2010, 2013-2015) and Top 100 Dallas/Fort Worth Region (2010, 2012-2015). He is included in Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine (2011, 2013-2015).

In addition to his leadership in TADC, Greg is actively involved in other professional organizations. For more than a decade, Greg has been a leader among Texas defenders in civil trials. Since 2012, he has served as the Texas State Representative for DRI-The Voice of the Defense. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas Litigation, Environmental & Natural Resources, and Oil & Gas Sections; and a member of the Dallas Bar Association where he has served on numerous committees, including the Energy Section. He is a Fellow of the American, Texas, and Dallas Bar Foundations, and the Litigation Counsel of America.

His work on behalf of the legal community includes service to the public as a volunteer and leader. He is currently on the executive committee and a member of the Advisory Board for Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, which among other things, raises funds for students to attend competitions, college auditions, and summer programs; teachers to explore new programming; and the school to buy new instruments and art supplies. Curry is also the chair-elect of the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, which assists survivors of violence from all over the world by providing legal and support services to refugees and immigrants who have suffered human rights abuses; advocates for justice; and promotes international human rights.

TADC is an organization of Texas civil trial attorneys dedicated to bringing together lawyers in Texas who devote a substantial amount of their professional time to the handling of civil litigation cases and whose representation in those cases is primarily other than plaintiffs’ personal injury cases. For additional information about TADC, please visit www.tadc.org.