Utah Federal Bar Association Bestows Honors
December 3, 1999
The Utah Federal Bar Association recently recognized two individuals for their outstanding contributions to the field of law.
The Honorable Glen E. Clark received the Outstanding Judicial Service Award in recognition of his outstanding career and service as a United States Bankruptcy Court Judge. Former Bankruptcy Court Judge and prominent local attorney, Ralph R. Mabey, presented the award to Judge Clark. Chief Judge Clark has authored 130 published decisions, many which have had a significant impact both locally and nationally on the practice of bankruptcy. Judge Clark is an active member of the local Bankruptcy Bar, was elected by his peers to be the President of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, was designated to serve as a member of the Bankruptcy Education Committee of the Federal Judicial Center by the Chief Justice of the United States, and was appointed by the Chief Justice of the United States to serve on the Judicial Branch Committee of the United States Judicial Conference. He has been elected as a charter member to the American College of Bankruptcy and presently serves on its Board of Regents. Judge Clark was described by his peers as one with a great sense of humor, and one whose decisions were very thorough and thoughtful, and evidenced great research and analysis of the law.
Clark Waddoups, a senior shareholder with the law firm of Parr Waddoups Brown Gee & Loveless received the Outstanding Lawyer Award in recognition of his outstanding career of service to clients and practice in the Federal Courts.
Long time friend and former partner, U.S. District Court Judge Dale A. Kimball, presented the award to Mr. Waddoups. Mr. Waddoups graduated from the University of Utah Law School in 1973, was Order of the Coif, and President of the Law Review. He clerked for the Honorable J. Clifford Wallace of the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and worked at the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers in Los Angeles from 1974 – 1981. Judge Kimball noted that "during his early years he [Mr. Waddoups] became legendary for his hard work, his dedication to practice, and his occasionally annoying thoroughness. These traits remain." In 1981, Mr. Waddoups joined what is now known as Parr Waddoups Brown Gee & Loveless where he has litigated and tried countless cases, and has earned a reputation for being a superb trial lawyer and patient trainer of young lawyers. Mr. Waddoups stated that his greatest success has been in causing clients to focus upon resolving disputes. "If disputes can be resolved in an orderly and professional way, without emotion, society is greatly benefited."
The Federal Bar Association is an elite organization of lawyers dedicated to improving the quality of legal practice before the Federal Courts and in matters of federal law.