Thompson Honored with 2023 Dickerson Award

Taft Chicago Litigation partner Derrick Thompson, Jr. is one of six recipients of The Chicago Bar Association’s 2023 Earl B. Dickerson Award. Thompson will be honored at the awards luncheon on Feb. 23 at the Union League Club. Taft Real Estate partner Graham Grady received the Dickerson Award in 2017.

The award was established in honor of the late Earl B. Dickerson, who was an outstanding lawyer and among the first African American members of The Chicago Bar Association. His life and professional career were devoted to the law and helping others gain equality and justice. In this spirit, The Chicago Bar Association established the Dickerson Award to recognize and honor minority lawyers and judges whose careers at the bar emulate the courage and dedication of Dickerson in making the law the key to justice for all in our society. For more information, visit here.

Thompson is a member of Taft’s Litigation and Intellectual Property groups. He focuses on a variety of litigation matters, including partnership disputes, real estate litigation, employment litigation, intellectual property disputes, trust and fiduciary litigation, and sports and entertainment-related disputes. 

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