News Release

Locke Lord’s Frank Stevenson to Receive Dallas Bar ‎Foundation’s Esteemed 2023 Fellows Justinian Award for ‎Professional Excellence

June 27, 2023

(DALLAS) June 27, 2023 – Locke Lord Dallas Frank Stevenson has been selected as the 2023 Fellows Justinian Award recipient by the Dallas Bar Foundation (DBF), which recognizes a lawyer who excels in the practice of law and has shown a demonstrated commitment to volunteering and professional service. He will accept the award during the DBF’s 30th Fellows Luncheon on October 25, 2023.

Stevenson has consistently demonstrated unwavering advocacy for pro bono service. He has been honored by legal aid providers for his contributions to enhancing legal access and received presidential citations from state and local bar associations. He was the founding chair of several award-winning programs that serve low- and modest-means ‎clients, mentor beginning lawyers, and diversify the profession and holds numerous leadership ‎positions with civic, charitable, arts and educational organizations.‎

“An exceptional lawyer, Frank exemplifies the most admirable qualities in a leader — integrity, unmatched work ethic as well as an unrelenting pursuit of generosity,” said Locke Lord Dallas Office Managing Partner Elizabeth Mack. “Frank has served as a tireless advocate for legal access and for those in need, and has been a mentor to many within the Dallas community, across the State, and at the Firm, where he has been for the entirety of his legal career. And, all the while, he has never failed to make us laugh. We are incredibly proud of him.”

Among his many professional achievements and leadership roles, Stevenson served as President of the State Bar of Texas and Chair of its Board of Directors. He is Past President of the Western States Bar Conference, a consortium of the state bars of the 15 most westerly states. He is also former Chair of the DBF and Past President of the Dallas Bar Association. He was also a Trustee of the Texas Bar Foundation and a member of the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates.

In his practice, Stevenson represents financial institutions, owners, developers and other clients in the purchase and sale of improved and unimproved property, financing transactions and workout matters. As head of Locke Lord’s Transportation Section, his experience also includes extensive work in the transportation field, general counsel representation of government agencies, drafting and negotiating interlocal and interagency agreements, acquisition of right-of-way, drafting legislation and administrative rules, open government representation, drafting procurement contracts and related work.


About Locke Lord LLP
Locke Lord is a full-service law firm with global reach and 20 offices designed to meet clients’ needs in the United States and around the world. The Firm has a history that spans more than 135 years and is a leader in the middle market arena. Locke Lord focuses on providing the highest levels of commitment, quality and service to clients across its five Key Sectors: Energy and Infrastructure; Finance and Financial Services; Insurance and Reinsurance; Pharmaceutical; and Private Equity. In addition, the Firm advises clients across a broad spectrum of other industries, including fund formation, venture capital, health care, public finance, real estate, technology, cybersecurity and white collar, while providing a wealth of experience through its complex litigation, intellectual property, tax, regulatory and transactional teams.