Friday, November 13, 2015

Top GOP Leaders Honor 2015 Republican Lawyer of the Year Recipient Bobby Burchfield

Last month, the RNLA honored Bobby Burchfield as the recipient of the 2015 Republican Lawyer of the Year.  Many gathered to celebrate the accomplishments that Bobby has done for the Republican Party including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus as well as President and CEO of American Crossroads, Steven Law.

A few of the highlights from the speeches:

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:

“It’s really a pleasure to come by and join you in saluting Bobby.  One of the wonderful things about my career is that I have been able to work with a lot of great lawyers, and none greater than Bobby.  He is truly top-of-the-line.”

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus

“Bobby Burchfield to me…when you consider being a lawyer, what it means to be a lawyer and to wake up every day and want to be great at your job and know and practice the law and serve your clients and do it in a way that sort of lights up a room, that’s what I think about when I think of Bobby Burchfield.  Chief Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said practicing and learning the law is like eating sawdust without butter…and he does it with such happiness.”

President and CEO of American Crossroads Steven Law

“Bobby Burchfield is the smartest most capable Republican lawyer that I know.  One of the most distinctive qualities that I would say about Bobby is his wisdom—he has figured out what is important in life a lot more than many of us and a lot earlier than many of us.” 

Recipient of the President of the Lawyer of the Year Award Bobby Burchfield

When referring to three important principles including that the people are sovereign over the government; the importance of free market capitalism; and free robust and unfettered debate:

"These principles unite us and this organization – the Republican National Lawyers Association and its members have a key role in defending them.  I have deep respect and admiration for the RNLA and all of its members and for this reason I am truly honored to accept this award. "

The RNLA thanks all of the speakers and sponsors of this wonderful event, and congratulates Bobby on receiving this award.  To view all of the speeches in their entirety, click here.

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