TAMPA – The Criminal Law Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association awarded Tampa partner A. Brian Albritton the Marcelino "Bubba" Huerta Award for Professionalism and Pro Bono Service at its luncheon yesterday at the Chester H. Ferguson Law Center.
“Bubba Huerta truly represented the best of our profession. I am so grateful to receive such an award that bears his name and to be included with those past recipients who have received the award,” said Mr. Albritton.
Marcelino "Bubba" Huerta III was a criminal defense attorney who was respected throughout the Tampa Bay area for his professionalism, good heart, and his ability defending criminal cases. His quiet commitment to pro bono service was not known to many but was appreciated and admired by those who knew him best. He died in 2009. In Bubba's memory, the Criminal Law Section created the Marcelino "Bubba" Huerta III Award for Professionalism and Pro Bono Service. This award is presented to an attorney who exhibits the professional practice, the dedication to pro bono service and the diligent work in the pursuit of equal justice that made Bubba a remarkable lawyer. The recipient of the Bubba Huerta Award is selected by a committee consisting of local, state, and federal criminal practitioners.
The Hillsborough County Bar Association is one of the largest voluntary bar associations in Florida with a membership close to 4,000 attorneys, judges and legal professionals.
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