The Collaborative Law Institute of Texas has awarded its 2nd ever Gay G. Cox Collaborative Law Award to Harry Tindall, the Houston-based lawyer and longtime collaborative law advocate, who helped lead lobbying efforts to make Texas the first state to adopt a collaborative law statute.
The award is the latest honor for Tindall, who began practicing law in 1967, founded his law firm Tindall & Foster, P.C. (now Tindall & England, P.C.) in 1973, and received his board certification in family law in 1975. Tindall’s long and distinguished career in collaborative law includes leadership roles with statewide and national professional organizations, authorship of definitive books on family law, and accolades and honors, including a 2012 award from the American Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, aptly named the Lawyer as Problem Solver Award.
“Harry has been an exemplary lawyer and a champion for collaborative law for decades,” said Dr. Honey Sheff, who chaired the CLI-TX committee that created the award last year. “He has, in his long and illustrious career, exemplified all elements of the award, and is clearly a deserving recipient.”
Tindall is the second consecutive Houston-area lawyer to receive the award; his longtime professional colleague Norma Trusch won the inaugural award last year, and presented Tindall’s award at last week’s Advanced Family Law Conference in San Antonio.
CLI-TX established the Gay G. Cox Collaborative Law Award last year to honor the memory of the Dallas lawyer who passed away in 2012. According to the organization, the award winner is a member of the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas, is substantially involved in collaborative practice, devotes himself or herself fully to any task undertaken (often going above and beyond the call of duty), exemplifies the highest standards of professionalism and ethics, and is passionately committed to transforming the conflict resolution process.