Washington, DC (March 9, 2009) – Houston attorney Jim E. Lavine was elected First Vice President of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) at the association’s mid-winter meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Feb 28. Mr. Lavine also serves as Chair of the Steering Committee for NACDL’s Capital Campaign and previously served on the Board of Directors of NACDL. In addition, he will continue his service on the Executive Committee as Parliamentarian for NACDL.
A former prosecutor in Chicago, Ill., and Houston, Tex., Mr. Lavine is a criminal defense lawyer with extensive trial and appellate level experience. In 2007, Jim Lavine received the Robert C. Heeney Memorial Award, NACDL’s most prestigious honor, given annually to the one criminal defense lawyer who best exemplifies the goals and values of the Association and the legal profession. In 2006, Mr. Lavine was the Percy Foreman Lawyer of the Year, awarded by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, as well as the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association 2006 Attorney of the Year. He graduated from Williams College and the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago Kent College of Law. Mr. Lavine is admitted to practice in both Texas and Illinois.
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