OHBA Honors Angel Lopez

Angel G. Lopez JD'78 recently received the Honorable Paul J. De Muniz Professionalism Award from the Oregon Hispanic Bar Association during the organization's second annual awards dinner. The De Muniz Award is presented annually to an individual who exemplifies the spirit of professionalism, enhances Oregon’s legal community and makes significant contributions to the state’s Latino community. The inaugural award was presented last year to Paul J. De Muniz JD’75, chief justice of the Oregon Supreme Court.

Lopez is a partner in the firm of Squires & Lopez PC in Portland. The firm specializes in criminal defense and plaintiff personal injury work, with a sub-specialty in assisting Spanish-speaking clients. Lopez has twice served as chair of the Commission of Hispanic Affairs of Oregon. He is past-president of the Oregon State Bar and the Multnomah County Library Board and was the first person of color to hold these positions in Oregon.

The OHBA awards dinner was on held Feb. 22, 2008, at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Portland.