September 16, 2021 / Press Release

Turnbull honored with 2021 DRI Davis Carr Award

Porter Wright is proud to announce that Tracey Turnbull, partner-in-charge of the firm’s Cleveland office, has received the Davis Carr Outstanding Committee Chair Award by Defense Research Institute (DRI). Turnbull serves as chair of DRI’s Commercial Litigation Committee and will be presented with the award at DRI’s Celebration of Leadership on Oct. 15 held during its 2021 annual meeting in Boston.

“Our entire team is proud of Tracey’s recognition for her service to DRI,” shared Jim Curphey, partner and chair of Porter Wright’s Litigation Department. “She has tirelessly served the organization in multiple capacities for many years, and she remains steadfastly committed to the incredible education, advocacy and resources DRI provides its members.”

DRI’s annual professional achievement and service awards celebrate and honor outstanding performance by members, law firms, and state and local defense organizations. The awards “identify peers who deserve recognition either for their professional contributions to, and achievements on behalf of, the defense bar and the civil justice system or their involvement in community and public service activities that have a positive impact on society at large.” 

In detail, the Davis Carr Outstanding Committee Chair Award recipient is distinguished as having achieved committee goals, including presenting successful seminars and producing high-quality publications; increasing committee membership; motivated member participation, including participation by minorities; created and implemented new projects; and filled all required committee leadership positions.