November 20, 2014
Russ Herman (A&S ’63, L ’66) received the Presidents' Award from the New Orleans Bar Association.
Photo courtesy of the New Orleans Bar Association
Russ M. Herman (A&S ’63, L ’66), a senior partner at Herman, Herman & Katz, has been honored by the New Orleans Bar Association with the Presidents’ Award, recognizing his professional excellence, integrity and lifelong dedication to community service.
Herman, who received the award in October, is considered one of the nation’s premier trial lawyers. His firm recently was chosen by the National Law Journal as one of those doing “the most creative and most important work in the courtroom.”
He has been a veteran faculty member in Tulane’s Trial Advocacy program and was among Tulane Law School’s inaugural Hall of Fame inductees in 2013.
“No one could be more deserving of this recognition than Russ Herman,” Tulane Law Dean David Meyer said of the Presidents' Award.
“Russ is the all-around best athlete: titan of the trial bar, pillar of the profession, savvy leader of one of the nation’s most high-powered law firms, even a talented playwright and thespian. But, more than all that, Russ is an uncommonly warm and decent human being who cares deeply and passionately about his community and especially those who are vulnerable or disadvantaged. We at Tulane are exceptionally proud to count him as one of our own.”