It's not too often that you get your name and likeness put up in lights on the giant screen in Times Square, but that's what happened to Tom Girardi, who was recently honored by the International Association of Top Professionals at the 2016 Annual Award Gala in New York. The image above shows Mr. Girardi on the billboard of the Reuters Building.
Lifetime Achievement Award
The Lifetime Achievement Award goes to those who have demonstrated lifelong dedication, passion, and achievement in their chosen professions. The IAOTP chooses just a few members for this award. A recipient generally has a long list of qualifications, including years of experience working in his or her profession, as well as an extensive record of accomplishment.
Man of the Year
Not only did Mr. Girardi receive a Lifetime Achievement Award, but he was honored with the IOATP's "Man of the Year" distinction, wherein Mr. Girardi was the sole recipient in 2016.
A 'Wonderful, Humble Gentleman'
The IOATP's Stephanie Cirami said:
"Choosing Mr. Girardi for both of these awards was an easy decision to make. Mr. Girardi continues to wow us and the public every step of the way and there is nothing that Mr. Girardi cannot accomplish. The man is brilliant and a wonderful, humble gentleman. We are honored to have him with us and enjoyed spending time with him during his stay in NY. We know we will be seeing more great things from this man!"
Learn More about Tom Girardi
Mr. Girardi has more than 50 years of experience in law practice. He's gone up against some of the most powerful businesses and organizations in the country, including the Ford Motor Company, the Los Angeles Dodgers, drug giants Pfizer and Merck, and Farmers Insurance, among many others. In 2003, the California Bar inducted Mr. Girardi into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame.
Learn more about Mr. Girardi by visiting his profile.