Awards & Recognition

“…has earned a reputation for honesty and forthrightness with clients, judges and the media.”

- Houston Press

Texas Law Review's 2015 Leon Green Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Legal Profession was awarded to Richard Mithoff. Former Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court Tom Phillips introduced Mithoff at the Austin tribute.

Texas SuperLawyers has included Richard Mithoff to the annual peer-reviewed list every year since its inception in 2003. He also has been named to the Top Ten in the state of Texas consistently on SuperLawyers. Joe Alexander, Janie Jordan and William Stradley also have been included in Texas SuperLawyers listing of top attorneys in the state.

Richard Mithoff and Sherie Potts Beckman have been included annually in Best Lawyers in the U.S.

In 2014, the Texas Association of Civil Trial & Appellate Specialists presented Richard Mithoff with the Lifetime of Excellence in Advocacy Award.

In 1997, Mr. Mithoff was awarded the Jurisprudence Award by the Anti-Defamation League in recognition of his “immense talents, persuasive ability, and energy to fight for the principles enshrined in the Constitution and the League’s mission--justice and fair treatment for all.”

Richard and Ginni Mithoff were awarded the first "Ben Taub Humanitarian Award" by Harris County Hospital District Foundation in 2000 in recognition of their philanthropic endeavors as exemplified by the “generosity, interest and advocacy for health care” of the late Ben Taub. The hospital district named its world-class trauma center the Ginni and Richard Mithoff Trauma Center at the Ben Taub Hospital in 2007.

In 2008, Texas Appleseed presented Mr. Mithoff with the J. Chrys Dougherty "Good Apple Award" for his lifetime commitment to justice and his pursuit of diversity and highest standards for the legal profession. In 2006 the Texas Bar Foundation awarded him the Ronald D. Secrest "Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the Year."

In 2010, Mr. Mithoff was awarded the "Clarence Darrow Award" by the Harris County Democratic Lawyers Association.

Forbes Magazine named Richard Mithoff in the Top Ten Lawyers in the U.S. in 1989 and 1995.

The University of Texas, in appreciation for his support of the soccer and track and field programs, named a UT athletic facility the Mithoff Field House.