Law Professor Earns State’s Young Lawyers Award

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 received it. 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. Find Texas Tech news, experts and story ideas at CONTACT: Casey Carson, director of alumni relations, Texas Tech University School of Law, (806) 742-3990 ext. 315, or