HGD Holds Awards Presentation for 3rd Annual “In Summation” Closing Argument Competition

Amanda Wineman – 3rd Place, Drew Bentley – 2nd Place, and Wayne Heard – 1st Place

 

HGD held the official awards presentation today for the 3rd Annual “In Summation” Closing Argument Competition in the Stephen D. Heninger Moot Court Room. HGD Managing Partner, Tim Davis, Partner Erik Heninger and attorney Drew Haskins presented each winner with an awards plaque and a cash prize. Wayne Heard, a 3L at Birmingham School of Law, won first place in the competition. Drew Bentley, a 3L from Cumberland School of Law, took home the second place, and Amanda Wineman, also a 3L from Cumberland, won third place.  Also on hand for the awards ceremoney was Anne Marovich, Director of Alumni Relations for Cumberland School of Law, and Tzena Gauldin, Firm Administrator for HGD.

Held in the newly dedicated Stephen D. Heninger Moot Court Room, the original field of competitors was narrowed down to a top six who paired off in the final rounds last week. For the final round, the competitors had to switch sides from their original argument in the first rounds. The jury was comprised of HGD attorneys and staff, and HGD attorney Drew Haskins presided over the competition as the judge.

HGD holds this competition for local law school students to help promote advocacy and reward those law students for advancing their advocacy skills. Congratulations to the winners and all the law students who participated in this competition.

Tim Davis, Drew Haskins, and Erik Heninger present Wayne Heard with the First Place Award and $1000.

 

Drew Haskins, Erik Heninger and Tim Davis present Drew Bentley with the 2nd Place Award and $750.

Drew Haskins, Erik Heninger and Tim Davis present Amanda Wineman with the 3rd Place Award and $500.

Drew Haskins, Tim Davis, Amanda Wineman, Drew Bentley and Erik Heninger

Drew Haskins, Amanda Wineman, Drew Bentley, Wayne Heard, Erik Heninger and Tim Davis

Drew Haskins, Amanda Wineman, Drew Bentley, Anne Marovich, Erik Heninger and Tim Davis

Drew Haskins, Tzena Gauldin, Amanda Wineman, Drew Bentley, Wayne Heard, Erik Heninger and Tim Davis