Post Star: Judge Mercure Receives Bar Association Award
By: Carter Conboy
Judge Mercure receives bar association award
Former state Supreme Court Justice Thomas Mercure received the Warren County Bar Association’s prestigious “Charles Evans Hughes Award” on Saturday for his decades of contributions to the practice of law.
Mercure is one of only three lawyers to receive the award, which is the Bar Association’s top honor. The late Richard Bartlett received it in 2002 and Lawrence Corbett received it in 2004.
Former state Supreme Court Justice David Krogmann was master of ceremonies during a presentation Saturday at The Hyde Collection. Legal luminaries from around the state attended, including Corbett and a partner in the New York City law firm that Hughes helped found decades ago.
Krogmann said the Bar Association decided that Mercure’s long and distinguished career, which included stints as Washington County District Attorney, county judge, Supreme Court justice, Appellate Division justice and Court of Appeals nominee, warranted the award.
Mercure retired in 2014, and took a part-time position with Albany law firm Carter Conboy.
The Hudson Falls resident is the recipient of numerous professional recognitions and honors, including the Unified Court System’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the Capital District Trial Lawyers Association Edward S. Conway Judicial Excellence Award.