Earl Houston Honored with the Sam Myar, Jr. Memorial Award

Posted: December 8th, 2017

Earl W. Houston II, a Director with the Memphis-based law firm of Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston, P.C., was awarded the Sam A. Myar, Jr. Memorial Award, one of the most coveted honors given by the Memphis Bar Association.

The award, named for the late Sam Myar who died in 1959 at the age of 39, is given each year to an attorney who is 40 years old or younger and who has rendered outstanding personal service to the legal profession and the Memphis community. Houston is 38.

After receiving the award recently during the Memphis Bar Association’s annual meeting, Houston described the honor as “an exciting and overwhelming experience.”

“I am proud to be a lawyer and I am deeply honored to receive the Sam Myar, Jr. Award,” said Houston.  “I look forward to using my skills as a lawyer to work with the great people of Memphis to ensure that our city will always be a wonderful place to work and live for future generations.”

A native of Pontotoc, Mississippi, Houston began his legal practice in 2005 after graduating from Mississippi College School of Law. His practice focuses on the defense of transportation companies, insurance companies, and private businesses in lawsuits including, but not limited to, wrongful death, catastrophic injury, property damage, premises liability, and employment law matters.

In addition, Houston serves on the Memphis Bar Association’s Board of Directors and is a member of the Local Rules Committee for the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. He was appointed by Tennessee Governors Phil Bredesen and Bill Haslam to the Tennessee Board of Court Reporting. He was selected in 2010 and 2017 to serve on the Merit Selection Panel for the Re-Appointment of United States Magistrate Judges for the Western District of Tennessee. He is the past president of the Memphis Mid-South Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

Founded in 1904, Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston, P.C. has a long history of participating in and supporting the Memphis Bar Association and the Memphis community.

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