Lexington, KY (PRWEB) May 07, 2015
W. Thomas Bunch, Sr., founding member of Bunch & Brock, Attorneys at Law, has been named the 2015 recipient of the Henry T. Duncan Award.
The Henry T. Duncan Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Fayette County Bar Association and recognizes annually a member of the bar whose integrity, leadership and professional conduct exemplifies the high ethical and professional standards that benefit the community.
Bunch, an Ashland native, has been an active member of the community with his service as a member of the Lexington-Fayette County Board of Adjustment and Zoning Appeals, president of the Big Brothers of Lexington, a 50-year life-member and president of the Lexington Kiwanis Club, a 25-year veteran of the Lexington Toastmasters Club, a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, and a member of the Fayette County Bar Association. He also served as a Trial Commissioner for the Kentucky Bar Association.
Bunch began his career as a federal law clerk for U.S. District Judge Mac Swinford. Then, he entered private practice as a general practitioner 50 years ago with former State Senator John Anggelis. Since the 1970s, he has become a highly respected practitioner and authority on bankruptcy law. He has served as lead counsel in several high-profile cases and has conducted over 50 seminars for the Kentucky Bar Association, the Louisville Bar Association, the National Business Institute, the University of Kentucky College of Law, and others. He is a co-author of a University of Kentucky publication “Consumer Bankruptcy Practice in Kentucky – Chapter 13 Practice,” and is admitted to practice in Kentucky, the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, the U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
On April 30, 2015, Mr. Bunch received the award from the Fayette County Bar Association at their 2015 Law Day Awards luncheon. In attendance were Mr. Bunch’s sons and fellow firm members, W. Thomas Bunch II, and Matthew B. Bunch, who are proud to carry on their father’s commitment to serve the community. Mr. Bunch believes that practicing attorneys have an obligation to mentor the younger generation of attorneys, and in fact, he has mentored a law school student almost every year since the 1970s.