Magee wins Sam A. Myar Jr. Memorial Award

Law Talk profile for The Memphis Daily News

Dec. 13, 2012

Marcy Dodds Magee, a partner with Thomason Hendrix Harvey Johnson & Mitchell, PLLC, has been awarded the Sam A. Myar Jr. Memorial Award.

Named for the late Sam Myar, who died in 1959 at the age of 39, the award is given each year to an attorney younger than 40 years old who has “rendered outstanding personal service to the Memphis and Shelby County legal profession and community,” according to the Memphis Bar Association.

Magee described the award, which was presented Thursday, Dec. 6, at the MBA’s annual meeting, as “humbling” and “an unbelievable honor.”

“My law firm has been very active in the bar association and there have been several recipients of this award that are my current partners right now, so it does mean a great deal to me,” Magee said.

Magee is the past-president of the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association for which she was also on the board of directors. In college at the University of Tennessee, where she received her undergraduate degree in political science, she volunteered with the Tennessee School for the Deaf, the Humane Society and other organizations through her involvement with the student government association.

Her dream of being an attorney began long ago. When she graduated from law school, her mother gave her a forgotten essay written in the third grade about wanting to be a lawyer … (read more)