Dace honored by Oklahoma Lawyers for Children

February 22, 2005

Robert W. Dace, a shareholder with the law firm of McAfee & Taft, was recently awarded the Mona Lambird Service to Children Award by Oklahoma Lawyers for Children, a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to use the time, talent and resources of qualified pro bono lawyers to represent and assist children in the Juvenile Division of the Oklahoma County District Court.

The honor is named after the late Mona Salyer Lambird, an esteemed attorney and the first woman president of the Oklahoma Bar Association, and is awarded annually to a volunteer lawyer who exhibits outstanding service in providing the highest levels of legal representation to abused or neglected children.

According to Buddy Faye Foster, executive director of Oklahoma Lawyers for Children, Dace was recognized for his ongoing dedication and unselfish service to a case involving an entire family of young siblings over the course of several years.

Dace is an experienced trial lawyer with a vast amount of courtroom experience. His practice at McAfee & Taft involves all forms of business-related litigation and arbitration, and he has successfully tried high-profile cases in state and federal courts and in arbitration and administrative tribunals located throughout the country.

Oklahoma City-based Oklahoma Lawyers for Children was founded in 1997 by two lawyers who were determined to make a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children.  Today, the organization is comprised of hundreds of volunteer attorneys, as well as volunteer court reporters, private investigators, paralegals, trained lay leaders, and other support professionals.