Charlie Ginn Receives Reich Chandler Outstanding Advocate Award


The Reich Chandler Outstanding Advocate Award is given to a member of the TTLA Advocates who embodies the qualities of balance, tradition, and professionalism. Proverbs 17:17 says a friend loves at all times and a brother is born for a time of adversity. That’s how this year’s recipient Charlie Ginn lives his life both inside and outside the courtroom. Charlie, the son of a trial lawyer, learned from an early age how to be a champion for those who need hope. There’s nothing he enjoys more than helping people who need someone to fight for them.

After graduating from Baylor Law School, Charlie worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Collin County where he fought for crime victims. It was a natural progression when he became a trial lawyer, working to protect his clients from insurance companies and corporate interests. Charlie is a member of the TTLA Board of Advocates, a devoted husband who enjoys rooting on his beloved Baylor Bears with his wife Catherine, and an Eagle Scout who believes deeply in the value of service. Congratulations to Charlie for being this year’s recipient of the Reich Chandler Outstanding Advocate Award!

Background Info on the Award

The award is named in honor of Reich Chandler, former Advocates Committee Chair and Secretary Treasurer of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, who set the standard for excellence for all Texas Advocates.

Reich Chandler was a father, a husband, an outstanding tennis player and a dedicated lawyer before he lost his battle with cancer in 2006. This annual award is given in his memory to the advocate who has continued to follow Chandler’s example, striving toward:

• Living a balanced life, one that puts family first and foremost
• Building a strong connection to one’s own faith so that it may serve as both a
guide and anchor
• Recognizing the strength and importance of tradition
• Dedicating one’s self to professionalism and ethics in the practice of law and the
pursuit of what is right and just, regardless of the consequences.
Recipients of the award are recognized by their peers to exemplify all four of these characteristics.

TTLA was founded in 1949 with a mission to protect the rights of Texas families and promote excellence in trial advocacy and the legal profession. As large companies fight for legal protections that would insulate them from accountability for injuries caused by their negligence, the TTLA fights to maintain the rights of those who are injured and seek to hold these companies responsible.

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