Husch Blackwell's Alan L. Cates was honored with the 2010 Harry Weill Zealous Practice of Law Award by the Board of Governors of the Chattanooga Bar Association (CBA) on January 26.
The CBA presents the award annually "to a member of the bar whose energetic and enthusiastic service to clients is worthy of praise, and whose polite and dignified manner, even in the most contentious situations, provides a model of civility that is worthy of emulation."
Cates is a Partner in the firm's Chattanooga, Tennessee, office. He counsels clients in taxation, estate planning, business succession planning and probate and trust issues. He also advises tax-exempt organizations. In addition to his involvement with the CBA, Cates has served on the faculty of the National Planned Giving Institute at the College of William & Mary for more than 25 years, is a member of the Tennessee Probate Study Committee and an American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Fellow. He has also been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for the past three years and was named a 2010 Lawyer of the Year in the area of Trusts and Estates. Cates has also been named a Mid-South Super Lawyer the past four years.