The Robert H. Dedman Award for Ethics & Law Dinner was established in 2001 to honor the late Robert H. Dedman for his commitment to leadership and ethics. Each year, the Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter selects an individual whose dedication to business ethics, communication and management practices has distinguished them amongst their peers. Since its inception, the corresponding award dinner has raised thousands of dollars for the Forrest Smith General Counsel Forum Scholarship Fund. Individual scholarships are presented to deserving students at SMU Dedman School of Law.

The late Raymond Nasher (right) congratulates the late Robert H. Dedman (1926-2002) at the first Robert H. Dedman Award for Ethics & Law Dinner.

2020 Honoree

Paul J. Ward
Vice President for Legal Affairs and Government Relations, General Counsel and Secretary at Southern Methodist University
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2020 Dinner Chairs

Dena DeNooyer Stroh
Dedman Dinner Chair
General Counsel & Ethics Officer, North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA)
Keith C. McDole
Dedman Dinner Vice Chair
Shareholder, Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C.

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2019 Dedman Dinner Photos