Law Professor Earns State’s Young Lawyers Award
June 29, 2010
Legal Practice expert wins consecutive state awards out of thousands of lawyers.
The Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) has selected Texas Tech University School
of Law Professor Wendy Humphrey to receive the State Bar of Texas President’s Award
of Merit for her service to TYLA during the past year.
Only 15 lawyers out of approximately 23,000 young lawyers in Texas were selected to
receive this award; however, this is the second consecutive year that Humphrey has
An assistant professor of legal practice, Humphrey earned her bachelor’s degree in
psychology from Westminster College in Fulton, Mo., and her master’s of education
in curriculum and instruction from Texas Tech. She was selected as a Rhodes Scholar
finalist in the State of New Mexico in 1994. She is certified to teach psychology,
speech and debate and history.
After graduating from law school, Humphrey joined the law firm of Lovell, Lovell,
Newsom & Isern, L.L.P., where she later became a partner. She focused her litigation
practice on commercial law, personal injury law and appellate law. She also is a trained
mediator. Among other awards, she was selected by Texas Monthly as a 2007 Rising Star
in the area of general litigation.
Humphrey is active in the Texas Young Lawyers Association. She is a vice chair of
the TYLA National Trial Competition committee and a member of the TYLA State Moot
Court committee. She also is a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and the
American Association for Justice.
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