CLAYTON - MO (PRWEB) April 04, 2016
The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) announced that it named Salim E. Awad, Attorney at Coulter Lambson, LLC, a MCCA 2016 Rising Star. This distinction is given to stellar attorneys whose accomplishments and dedication to the legal field and to their respective communities place them among those attorneys to watch. MCCA chose a total 15 Rising Star attorneys out of a large nomination pool from across the country and practice areas.
Salim E. Awad is an Attorney at Coulter Lambson, LLC, he represents his clients exclusively in the areas of Family Law & Litigation, providing sophisticated counsel in matters involving Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Spousal Support, Property Division, and Paternity. Mr. Awad devotes substantial time and energy to charitable organizations throughout the St. Louis community. He serves as a Director for the Veterans Business Resource Center, Legislative Affairs Chair for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis, and as a Commissioner of the Missouri Supreme Court Commission on Racial and Ethnic Fairness. He also serves as a member of the Immigrant Entrepreneur Advisory Board of the St. Louis Mosaic Project and is a founding member-at-large of the Hispanic Bar Association of St. Louis.
“I am honored to be named a MCCA 2016 Rising Star. We all have an obligation to lead by example and add as much value as possible to our communities,” said Awad. “I appreciate this recognition.”
MCCA congratulates the 2016 Rising Stars and celebrates the diversity of their race and ethnicities, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, and generational differences, as well their practice areas and career paths. Nominees included attorneys who have a minimum of five years of experience in the legal profession, show outstanding achievement in their profession, and do pro bono or community service work. A profile of Salim E. Awad, as well as all of the MCCA 2016 Rising Stars, is featured in the 2016 March/April issue Diversity & the Bar magazine.
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The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) was founded in 1997 to advocate for the expanded hiring, retention, and promotion of minority attorneys in corporate law departments and the law firms that serve them. MCCA furthers its mission through the collection and dissemination of information about diversity in the legal profession. MCCA takes an inclusive approach to the definition of “diversity.” Therefore, its research addresses issues of race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, and generational differences which impact the legal profession’s workforce.