The purpose of the Hjortsberg Award is to acknowledge, commend, and express appreciation for solo and small firm practitioners who raise the bar of professionalism, civility, intelligence, respect, and community commitment for all.
The criteria for this award has been developed from those qualities that David Hjortsberg, Esq. gave to our profession: a solo or small firm practitioner who is intelligent and knowledgeable in the law, hardworking and tenacious, yet respectful and civil to every party, witness and attorney in a case. Nominees for the award view the practice of law as a lofty profession and take pride in his/her work. They are also active in their communities, their local Bar, and the MSBA.