McGlinchey News Release
Esteemed Lawyer and Civic Activist Dermot S. McGlinchey Inducted Into Tulane Law School Hall of Fame
McGlinchey News Release
In the latest addition to a lengthy list of his remarkable accomplishments and honors, McGlinchey Stafford co-founder Dermot S. McGlinchey will be posthumously inducted into the Tulane Law School Hall of Fame on Friday, June 3, 2016.
Tulane is honoring the legacy of the late Mr. McGlinchey, a leading lawyer of his generation and noted civic activist who was a founder of one of New Orleans’ most prominent law firms, McGlinchey Stafford.
After receiving his undergraduate and law degrees from Tulane, he balanced his 35-year legal career with substantial commitments to a wide range of causes in and around New Orleans, receiving numerous accolades for his leadership within the legal profession and the greater community. Mr. McGlinchey dedicated himself to numerous professional, civic, and charitable endeavors, including the New Orleans Pro Bono Project, in efforts to ensure equal access to legal representation and fairness of the legal system.
“My family and all of us at McGlinchey Stafford are extraordinarily proud that my father has been selected to receive such a high honor,” said Deirdre McGlinchey, a Member in the firm. “We celebrate his incredible legacy and civic-minded spirit in the work we do for our clients and our community, and look forward to this recognition and event.”
Mr. McGlinchey is the namesake of the Tulane Alumni Association’s Dermot McGlinchey Lifetime Achievement Award, an annual honor that was established in 1996 and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated service, volunteer involvement, and commitment to Tulane and their hometown communities. The award was most recently bestowed upon Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of The Aspen Institute, in March 2016.
In addition to the award bearing his name, the Dermot S. McGlinchey Lecture on Federal Litigation at Tulane Law School takes place each January. Mr. McGlinchey was an eminent champion of equal access to the courts, and the annual lecture that bears his name is dedicated to the fields of litigation practice, judicial adjudication, and justice under law, his areas of expertise.
As a Tulane Law School Hall of Fame member, Mr. McGlinchey receives the distinct honor of being recognized among storied judges and civil servants, trailblazers in the legal field, and landmark civic and business leaders in Louisiana as well as nationwide.
The Hall of Fame recognizes extraordinarily accomplished alumni and faculty members throughout Tulane Law School’s history. An alumni committee, in consultation with the dean, selects nominees on the basis of distinguished professional achievements and an enduring commitment and service to the mission and students of Tulane Law School. This year’s class, which includes five living and two posthumous inductees, will be recognized at a luncheon at the New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center.