Stetson Honors Public Service

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L-R: Clearwater lawyer Gregory Showers accepts the public service award from William Reece Smith Jr. Click for high-resolution image.

Stetson University College of Law presented attorney Gregory K. Showers with the prestigious William Reece Smith Jr. Award for Public Service on Jan. 22 during the Inns of Court Banquet in St. Petersburg. This annual award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary dedication to community service. The ceremony included a keynote address (Watch Video) by American Bar Association President-Elect Carolyn Lamm.

A partner in the firm of Kwall, Showers & Barack P.A., Showers has volunteered hundreds of pro bono service hours for Gulfcoast Legal Services and has mentored at-risk students. He has served as a leadership volunteer for the YMCA, Willa Carson Health Resources Foundation, Greenwood Community Health Resource Center, Clearwater Neighborhood Housing Services, Gulfcoast Legal Services and Leadership Pinellas.

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ABA President-Elect Carolyn Lamm gave keynote address. Click for high-resolution image.

Showers graduated from Stetson Law in 1992, and is past president of the Clearwater Bar Association, co-founder of the Clearwater Bar’s Student Legal Intern Program, and a member of the Fred G. Minnis Bar Association and the NAACP. He continues to mentor minority law students at Stetson University, and is a frequent lecturer and volunteer at St. Petersburg College.

The award was established in 1990 in honor of its first recipient, William Reece Smith Jr., a distinguished professorial lecturer at Stetson University College of Law and past president of the International Bar Association, the American Bar Association and The Florida Bar.