Defense Bar Organization Selects Shook’s William Sampson for Lifetime Professional Service Award

The Defense Research Institute (DRI) has chosen Shook Partner William Sampson for the 2018 “Louis B. Potter Lifetime Professional Service Award.”

DRI, the Voice of the Defense Bar, awarded the honor to Sampson for a lifetime of professional service and professionalism.  Lawyers who “go beyond observance of the legal profession’s ethical rules and serve the best interests of clients and the public in general” earn the Louis B. Potter Award.

For 37 years, Sampson has been actively involved in DRI and has previously served as National President and Chair of its Corporate Counsel Roundtable. DRI will recognize Sampson, and others, at its Annual Meeting held in San Francisco, October 17-20, 2018.

This is the second lifetime achievement award Sampson has earned in 2018. Earlier this year, the National Foundation for Judicial Excellence awarded him its “Richard T. Boyette Award.” Sampson was a founding board member and served in many capacities including president.