Lanier Law Firm Attorney Graduates from American Leadership Forum – Class XXXVI

HOUSTON, TX (May 26, 2016) – Patrice McKinney, an attorney for The Lanier Law Firm in Houston, graduated from the American Leadership Forum’s Class XXXVI at the commencement ceremony held on May 26, 2016.

The American Leadership Forum (ALF) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to join and strengthen diverse leaders to serve the common good.  ALF strengthens Fellows’ capacity to address public issues collaboratively and builds a strong leadership network to work for positive change in our community.  Each year, established leaders from various sectors in the community participate in a yearlong, national caliber leadership development program in which leaders can engage in dialogue, explore differences, and build relationships.  The program consists of monthly seminars on topical issues to stimulate inquiry, analysis and solutions for the public good.   The result is a lifelong fellowship of highly connected leaders who strengthen and broaden the social fabric of the community.

“We are very pleased that Patrice was deservedly honored with the opportunity to participate in this program.” stated, Dara Hegar, Managing Attorney at The Lanier Law Firm.  “Patrice continually demonstrates the importance of leadership development, community service and relationship building in today’s legal industry.”

Upon graduating from the American Leadership Forum, Senior Fellows serve as committed catalysts in Houston, bringing stakeholders from all walks of life together to create opportunities to work together and to address urgent public concerns.  A class of Fellows is selected from a broad range of leadership, reflecting social, ethnic, gender, geographic, political, religious and work sector diversity.  Fellows are selected based on demonstrated outstanding leadership and potential for growth, integrity, professional stature, commitment to the community beyond their profession, willingness to learn, to challenge assumptions, and to increase understanding and awareness of others.

Since the American Leadership Forum’s founding in 1981, more than 1,100 leaders have participated in a Fellows Program.  In addition to the core Fellows Program, ALF offers programs to join and strengthen leaders in Houston’s medical, public education, criminal justice and community development sectors.  For more information, please visit

With offices in HoustonLos Angeles, and New York, The Lanier Law Firm is committed to addressing client concerns with effective and innovative solutions in courtrooms across the country. The firm is composed of outstanding trial attorneys with decades of experience handling cases involving pharmaceutical liabilitypersonal injuryasbestos exposure, mesothelioma, business litigationproduct liabilitymaritime law, and sports and entertainment law.

For more information on Patrice McKinney and The Lanier Law Firm, please contact J.D. Cargill at 713-659-5200.

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