Justice David Wellington Chew Award

Established in 2002, the Justice David Wellington Chew Award honors those individuals whose selfless contributions benefit the Asian-Pacific American legal community of Texas. The award was named after Justice Chew, who currently presides as Chief Justice of the Eighth Court of Appeals. APIS is proud to honor Justice Chew for his pioneering achievements as one of the first Asian-Pacific Americans in the Texas judiciary.

Each of the past recipients listed below epitomize Justice Chew's passion and commitment towards helping and advancing Asian-Pacific interests in Texas and throughout the nation.

The 2014 Justice Wellington Chew Award will be presented at the 18th Annual APIS Conference and Retreat on Saturday, April 5, 2014. To nominate a deserving candidate for the 2014 Award, please contact the APIS Chair: Alice Liu Cook

Past Winners

2013
Michelle Wong Krause
The Wong Krause Law Firm
Dallas, Texas

2012

Gordon J. Quan
FosterQuan, LLP
Houston, Texas

2011
The Honorable Herbert W. Gee
Houston, Texas

2010
James C. Ho
Gibson Dunn
Dallas, Texas

2009
Albert J. Li
Associate Counsel
Zimmer, Inc.
Austin, Texas

2008
Harry Gee
Principal, Harry Gee, Jr. & Associates
Houston, Texas

2007
Kathleen Wu
Partner, Andrews Kurth
Dallas, Texas

2006
The Honorable Peter Sakai
Judge of the 225th District Court
Bexar County, Texas

2005
Honorable Karen Gren Johnson
Judge of the 95th District Court
Dallas County, Texas

2004
Daniel David Hu
Deputy Chief, Civil Division
U.S. Attorney’s Office
(Southern District of Texas)

2003
Honorable Brenda Rhoades
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
(Eastern District of Texas)


2013 Sponsors


Platinum

Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.  


Diamond

Andrews Kurth LLP
Haynes & Boone, LLP          
Locke Lord LLP


Gold

Alston & Bird
Asian American Bar Association of Houston
Austin Asian American Bar Association
Bracewell & Guiliani
Carter Stafford
Dallas Asian American Bar Association
Dell Inc.
Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank LLP
Jones Day
Jung Ko PLLC
Piper & Turner PLLC
Winstead PC


Silver

Brown McCarroll, L.L.P.
FosterQuan
Hunton & Williams
McKool Smith
Munck Wilson Mandala, LLP
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Ricoh


Bronze

Jackson Lewis LLP
McGinnis Lochridge & Kilgore


Friends of APIS/NAPABA Sponsors

Law Firm of Catherine Le PLLC
Bill Richmond
Gina Shishima
Michele Wong Krause