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Dallas Bar Foundation's (DBF) Fellows Program

Dallas Bar Foundation (DBF) Fellows are the sustaining force behind the Dallas Bar Association's philanthropic efforts. The Fellows are perpetual sponsors for scholarships, clinics, special events, issue advocacy, and other charitable grants of the DBF.


When someone is designated a DBF Fellow, his or her name is forever associated with the tenets of our mission: law-related education; legal services for the poor; historical preservation; and furtherance of justice.

About the DBF Fellows Program

Fellowships are awarded only to Dallas Bar Association members who embody DBF virtues. Election to the Fellows is evidence of professional distinction and constitutes a professional honor. Fellows are attorneys who have demonstrated a high ethical standard and a commitment to the cause of justice and the welfare of the community.

Fellows Designations

Life Benefactor Fellow

achieved when the total contribution has reached $5000

Life Fellow

achieved when the total contribution has reached $1500

Life Patron Fellow

achieved when the total contribution has reached $2500


makes a commitment to contribute $150 per year / 10 years

Sustaining Life Fellow

achieved when the total contribution has reached $1650 and continues to contribute $150 or more per year after

Life Senior Fellow

60 years or older and makes a one time contribution of $750 or $150 per year over 5 years

The Nomination Process

At the beginning of each year, current DBF Fellows may nominate attorneys to be elected as Fellows. The nomination form is available online (Fellows Nomination Form). The nominee receives an invitation to submit a Fellows Application Form and Fellows Pledge Form to the DBF. The DBF Fellows Chair submits the name for approval to the DBF Board of Trustees. Each new DBF Fellow is introduced each year at the Annual Fellows Luncheon and is recognized in the luncheon program.

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Annual Fellows Justinian Award

The Fellows Justinian Award is the most prestigious honor of the Dallas Bar Foundation and is presented each year at the Annual Fellows Luncheon in honor of an attorney who has achieved and consistently demonstrated the highest levels of professional excellence in a substantive area of the law.

2023 Fellows Justinian Award Recipient

Frank E. Stevenson II

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Of Counsel, Locke Lord LLP

President, State Bar of Texas, 2016-2017

President, Dallas Bar Association, 2008 

Chair, Dallas Bar Foundation, 2017

President, Western States Bar Conference, 2021-2022

Frank E Stevenson II - 2023 Fellow Justinian Award Recipient
Our Fellows

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