Hilsher honored with TCBA’s 2019 Outstanding Senior Lawyer Award
Veteran trial lawyer Gerald Hilsher was honored as the 2019 recipient of the Outstanding Senior Lawyer Award at the Tulsa County Bar Association’s Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on August 22, 2019. The award was given in recognition of his outstanding reputation as a lawyer and his dedicated service to the legal profession and his community.
An article in the September 2019 issue of Tulsa Lawyer magazine highlighted both his professionalism and his dedication to mentoring:
As are all attorneys, Gerald is a zealous advocate for his clients. What distinguishes Gerald from some in the legal profession, however, is that his zealous advocacy is always accompanied by the utmost professionalism, courtesy, respect and ethics. Gerald would never compromise his core values to win a case. Anyone that Gerald knows that he treats everyone around him with kindness, honesty and respect, regardless of the situation. This is one of many reasons why Gerald is so highly respected by his clients, peers, opposing counsel and the judiciary.
In addition to maintaining his thriving practice and volunteer activities, Gerald has always dedicated himself to mentoring others, both in the law and in life. TCBA Past President Christina Vaughn, a former partner of Gerald’s, said this of Gerald: “I met Gerald in 2009 when he was assigned as my supervising partner. I consider that happenstance one of the great blessings of my legal career. In the years since I first met Gerald, he has taught me by words and deeds how to be an ethical and effective attorney. He has unendingly acted as not only my mentor and friend, but as my cheerleader; supporting, encouraging and lauding me at every turn. This is not unusual for Gerald and I am just one of a lucky many to have been mentored and befriended by Gerald.”