Kent Hofmeister receives FBA’s 2017 Kintner Award for Distinguished Service

by Robert F. Brown


Kent Hofmeister of Brown & Hofmeister in Dallas, Texas, has been selected by the Federal Bar Association as the 2017 recipient of the Earl W. Kintner Award for Distinguished Service presented as “a lifetime contribution award to an FBA member who has displayed long-term outstanding achievement, distinguished leadership and participation in the activities of the association’s chapters, sections and divisions throughout the nation over a career of service.” The award will be presented at the FBA national convention in Atlanta on September 16. He served as the national president of the FBA in 2002–03, was a member of the FBA National Executive Committee (later the board of directors) for 14 years, and created the FBA’s Sarah T. Hughes Civil Rights Award, which honors that attorney “who promotes the advancement of civil and human rights amongst us, and who exemplifies Judge Hughes’ spirit and legacy of devoted service and leadership in the cause of equality.” Hofmeister earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts in 1973 and his juris doctor from Dedman School of Law in 1976.