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Awards

Howard Twiggs Award

Howard Twiggs Award
Christopher T. Nace, 2021 Recipient

Chris was recognized for bringing honor to the trial bar and legal profession through his outstanding representation of clients in medical malpractice, drug and product liability, motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death, and other negligence and personal injury matters. Chris has a distinguished career of AAJ leadership, supporting the organization through chairing several vital committees within AAJ.

About the Award

Recognizes an AAJ member of at least ten years standing whose passion, civility, cordiality, and professionalism reflect the high standards set by Howard Twiggs; and whose courtroom advocacy and distinguished service to AAJ have brought honor to the trial bar and the legal profession.

Past Recipients

2020: Jerome F. O'Neill
2019: Betsy K. Greene
2018: Mark S. Mandell
2017: Larry A. Tawwater
2016: Michael P. Thornton
2015: Bruce Braley
2014: Herman J. Russomanno
2013: Leah Guerry
2012: Julie Kane
2011: Peter J. Hinton
2010: Richard Bieder

Howard Twiggs headshot

Howard Twiggs

1932-2010 North Carolina
AAJ President, 1996-97

Howard spent more than 50 years seeking justice for injury victims and others who suffered injustice. He was a selfless and tireless worker, who always put the welfare of his client and AAJ ahead of any personal glory or satisfaction, and was involved in many professional and philanthropic groups, including the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and the Roscoe Pound Foundation. Mr. Twiggs served as President of AAJ and also served in the North Carolina state legislature from 1966-1974. AAJ is honored to present an annual award named in his honor.