Page 30 - UMLawyerMag_2023
P. 30

UM LAW Hall of Fame 2022 The University of Mississippi School of Law inducted 5 new members to the Hall of Fame this year. We are delighted to honor these individuals and their accomplishments. Wayne Drinkwater A product of Meridian, Mississippi, Wayne Drinkwater (BA 71, JD 74) was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, serving as president and was director of academic affairs during his term with the Associated Student Body. Graduating as co-valedictorian of the Class of 1971, Drinkwater was also selected as a member of the Ole Miss Student Hall of Fame. As a law student, he was on the Mississippi Law Journal, and graduated summa cum laude. Upon graduating law school, Drinkwater clerked for Chief Judge William C. Keady, in the Mississippi Northern District of United States District Court. In 1976, he made his way to Washington, D.C., where he clerked for United State Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger. Following his time in D.C., he made his way back to Mississippi and built a career that includes vast experience with major business, commercial and constitutional litigation. Drinkwater’s career includes being named a fellow in Ameri- can College of Trial Lawyers, American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, the American Bar Foundation and the American Law Institute. He has served as an advocate for ABOTA and as a trustee of the Mississippi Bar Foundation. He has been the state chair of the Supreme Court Historical Society and has served on the board of trustees of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. He is also a sustaining member of the Product Liability Advisory Council. Upon retiring from Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP as a partner, Drinkwater made his way back to Oxford with his wife, Ouida Creekmore Drinkwater (MA 78). Kathryn H. Hester Katie Hester (BA 65, JD 82) made the most of her experiences during her time as a student at the University of Mississippi.As an undergraduate, she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity, the University Singers and served on the Associated Student body as a class representative and as secre- tary. Her hard work as a student at Ole Miss earned her membership in Mortar Board, Omicron Delta Kappa, and Phi Kappa Phi. In 1965, Hester graduated cum laude with a degree in history and was selected to the Ole Miss Student Hall of Fame. In law school, she was a member of the Mississippi Law Journal where she served as student works editor and as articles editor. Her hard work in law school earned her membership in Phi Delta Phi, the oldest legal organization in continuous existence in the country, which recognizes academic excellence and professionalism. Hester is special counsel in the Jackson offices of Jones Walker LLP, where she works in the fields of litigation, healthcare, administrative proceedings, estate challenges, zoning and gaming law. Her service to the Mississippi Bar includes membership in the sections of Gaming, Health and Estates and Trust Law. She serves the American Bar Association with her membership on their Litigation and Health Law sections. In 1989, Gov. Ray Mabus appointed her as Hinds County chancellor. She has ushered along future lawyers by teaching pre-trial practices as an adjunct professor at Mississippi College School of Law. She has also been active with the Mississippi Association of Gaming Attorneys and the Mississippi Oil and Gas Lawyers Association. Hester has remained loyal to her alma mater with her time, talents and treasure. She is a member of the Lamar Order, and has contributed greatly to the success of the Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy, an organization that provides scholarships and mentorships to law students. Hester is a founding member and past chair of the Ole Miss Women’s Council. Though he was born in Fort Worth, Texas, Bill Luckett (JD 73) called Clarksdale home since he was six weeks old. After graduating from Clarksdale High School, he made his way to Charlottesville, Virginia. In 1970, he graduated with a degree in American Government and quickly made his way back to his beloved Mississippi. He graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1973. Though he had extensive experience in the legal field, he is remembered for much more. He produced and acted in dozens of films, many of which took place in the Mississippi Delta. He worked tirelessly on Clarksdale’s revitalization     29 

   28   29   30   31   32