(HOUSTON, TX) – Houston Lawyer Sammy Ford IV was recently recognized for his exceptional legal skills in Lawyers of Color’s second annual Hot List. This prestigious honor recognizes rising legal professionals of color.
Mr. Ford is an associate attorney at the Texas law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner. He dedicates his legal practice to serving plaintiffs in cases involving personal injury, employment, securities and commercial litigation.
The Honorable Diana Saldaña, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Texas, recently hosted a reception to honor Mr. Ford and the other Hot List members that will appear in Lawyers of Color’s Hot List 2014 Issue.
All of the honorees were picked using a research-based committee process which focused on attorneys who had noteworthy accomplishments, giving special attention to candidates who were active in diversity pipeline initiatives.
Mr. Ford was also recently selected as a 2014 Texas Rising Star by Texas Monthly magazine in recognition of his exceptional legal accomplishments. In addition to his legal work with Abraham Watkins, Mr. Ford is an active member of local and state bar associations and trial lawyer associations. He serves on the editorial board for Houston Lawyer Magazine and is a member of the Texas Bar Association’s Computer and Technology Section Council.
Mr. Ford is a 2004 Harvard graduate and a 2007 graduate of the University of Texas School of Law in Austin Texas. He was an inaugural member of his law school’s Supreme Court Clinic and helped convince the Supreme Court to review a client’s case during a term in which the court reviewed only 78 out of 8,517 filed cases.
Mr. Ford also clerked with the Honorable Jerry E. Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit prior to joining the legal team at Abraham Watkins.
Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner is one of the oldest and most prominent firms in Houston. The lawyers at Abraham Watkins have helped thousands of clients in cases involving traffic accidents, medical malpractice, oil and gas explosions, and business litigation disputes.