Talmage Boston of Dallas received the 2019 Terry Lee Grantham Memorial Award from the Texas Bar Foundation. The Terry Lee Grantham Memorial Award was endowed through the Texas Bar Foundation in 2014 in honor and memory of Terry Lee Grantham by his family and friends who were so richly blessed by his love, friendship and presence in their lives.
As an enduring tribute to Terry’s life and work in the practice of law, this award is made annually to an outstanding Texas lawyer. The award celebrates Terry’s life as a gifted and committed man and lawyer who devoted himself completely to every task he undertook. The recipient of this award exemplifies the qualities of an accomplished, talented and dedicated practitioner, a servant of the profession and an advocate for those we serve, demonstrating dedication and service with the same passion that defined Terry’s life and work.
Talmage Boston is a partner with Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP. He’s board certified in Civil Trial Law (since 1988) and Civil Appellate Law (since 1990), with 27 published opinions. He’s been a Texas Super Lawyer since 2003, and in Best Lawyers in America since 2013.
For the State Bar, he’s past Chair of the Litigation Section, Council of Chairs, and Annual Meeting Committee; served on the Board of Directors and Texas Bar Journal’s Board of Editors; and received eight Presidential Citations for outstanding service.
For the Dallas Bar, he’s past Chair of the Business Litigation Section, and now serves as a Dallas Bar Foundation officer, for which he’s orchestrated the “Evening With …” dinners since 2011, generating $533,000 for Sarah T. Hughes Scholarships to minority law students.
His books: 1939: Baseball’s Tipping Point (2004, foreword by John Grisham); Baseball and the Baby Boomer (2009, foreword by Frank Deford); Raising the Bar (2012, foreword by former U.S. Attorney General Dick Thornburgh); and Cross-Examining History (2016, foreword by Ken Burns).
He’s a graduate of UT-Austin (B.A. 1975, Phi Beta Kappa; and J.D. 1978). He’s been husband to Claire since 1984; and Scott, Lindsey, and son-in-law Mitchell Miller are their family.
Mr. Boston will be publicly recognized and be presented the Terry Lee Grantham Memorial Award at the Texas Bar Foundation Annual Dinner held on June 14, 2019 at the JW Marriott in Austin. Texas Tech University School of Law will receive $5,000 in honor of Mr. Boston’s receipt of the Terry Lee Grantham Memorial Award.
Founded in 1965 by attorneys determined to assist the public and improve the profession, the Texas Bar Foundation has become the largest charitably-funded bar foundation in the country. The Texas Bar Foundation relies on the contributions of its Fellows to improve the lives of Texans. To date, through the generosity of the Fellows, the Texas Bar Foundation has awarded more than $19 million in grants to numerous organizations across the state.
Election to the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon a member of the State Bar of Texas, representing the top one-third of one percent of Texas attorneys. Selection is based on an outstanding record in the legal profession as well as proven commitment to support the community at large. For more information about the Texas Bar Foundation, please visit www.txbf.org.