On May 4, 2023, Manier & Herod attorney Sam H. Poteet, Jr. was presented with this year’s American Bar Association (ABA) James K. Carroll Leadership Award at the ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) Spring Meeting in New York City. The James K. Carroll Leadership Award was established in 2010 to honor James K. Carroll, who served as the TIPS Chair during the 2004-05 Bar year. This award honors the outstanding leadership Mr. Carroll provided to TIPS by recognizing an attorney or judge who has demonstrated these same leadership qualities in service to the Section. Nominations are made by the leadership of TIPS including officers, council members and committee leadership, and the final selection is made by a vote of the TIPS Council.
Mr. Poteet has been a leader in TIPS for many years, serving as TIPS Chair in 2017 and holding positions on TIPS Council and as the TIPS finance officer. Mr. Poteet chaired the first TIPS Section Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2016. He is a frequent speaker at the American Bar Association, the Fidelity Law Association, and the Southern Surety & Fidelity Claims Association meetings.
The ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section unites plaintiff, defense, insurance, and corporate counsel to advance the civil justice system. TIPS is a national source of expertise in tort, trial and insurance practice and brings lawyers together to share information and speak out on issues of importance. The section has over 10,000 members and more than 30 general committees that focus on substantive and procedural matters in areas across the broad spectrum of civil law and practice.
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