We are pleased to announce that the Dallas Hispanic Bar Association will be awarding the La Luz Award, the organization’s highest honor, to Marcos G. Ronquillo, of Fishman Jackson Ronquillo, PLLC. The La Luz Award will be presented at the 11th Annual Event: Noche de Luz celebration on Saturday, October 15th at the Perot Museum.
Mr. Ronquillo has over 35 years of trial experience representing governmental agencies such as the Dallas Independent School District and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as well as Fortune 500 Companies in high-profile controversies where public policy and social concerns collide in the courtroom.
He is a past recipient of the State Bar of Texas Presidents’ Special Citation Award and Outstanding Lawyer of the Year Award from the Texas Mexican Bar Association. From 2013 to 2016 he was selected to the list of the Best Lawyers in America.
Mr. Ronquillo has been awarded the national Spirit of Excellence Award by the American Bar Association, National Commission on Minority Lawyers. He has been recognized nationally as an outstanding lawyer by the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Dallas Business Journal, Ernst & Young, Texas Diversity Council and Texas Lawyer. He has also been honored by Texas Monthly and Super Lawyer magazines and listed as a Texas “Super Lawyer” from 2003 through 2016. In addition, Super Lawyers has named him to the list of the top 100 lawyers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
He is the former President of the Dallas Mexican American Bar Association, former Chairman of the Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, former member of the Board of Advisors of George Washington University Law School, and the former National Chairman of the University of Notre Dame Hispanic Alumni Association.
He was honored in 2011 by Hispanic Business Magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential Hispanics” in the United States, and by Latino Leaders Magazine with its prestigious “Maestro Award for Leadership.” He was selected in 2016 by Latino Leaders Magazine as one of the “top 25 Hispanic Attorneys” in the country.
He has served on numerous boards and commissions including the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Area Rapid Transit Authority (DART), Children’s Medical Center and JPMorgan Chase to name a few. He formerly served on the Board of the United States/Mexico Bi-National Chamber of Commerce and currently serves on the Smithsonian National Latino Center Advisory Board and New America Alliance national Board of Directors.
La Luz is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to the Dallas legal community by serving as a trailblazer in helping light the way for the success of the Hispanic community through his or her legal-related contributions. The award recipient must demonstrate inspirational leadership, courage, integrity, and a commitment to lending a helping hand to others in the legal community. The recipient is selected based on her/his leadership affecting the Hispanic legal community, significant contributions to the legal profession, courage and integrity, and commitment to the success of individuals in the Hispanic community in general.