Faulkner Law’s John G. Browning was recently honored by the Oklahoma Bar Association (OBA) with the Maurice Merrill Golden Quill Award. The OBA gives this award to “the author of the best-written article published this year in the Oklahoma Bar Journal.” His award-winning article “Blazing the Trail: Oklahoma Pioneer African American Attorneys” was featured in the May 2021 issue of the Oklahoma Bar Journal.
Browning serves as a visiting associate professor of law at Faulkner Law and teaches torts, professional responsibility, and other courses. He is a partner in the Plano, Texas office of the law firm Spencer Fane, where he is a trial lawyer who understands his role to be a problem-solver for his clients.
Browning has also served as a justice on the Texas Fifth District Court of Appeals. He is a prolific author and has written law books, law review articles, bar journal articles, and other pieces for national and regional publications. He has received recognition from various organizations and peers for his work as a legal professional and a scholar.
“Faulkner Law is fortunate to have someone with John Browning’s experience, scholarship, and expertise as a part of our faculty,” said Faulkner Law Dean Charles B. Campbell, “and this award just confirms that.”
Browning was announced as the recipient of the Maurice Merrill Golden Quill Award at the Oklahoma Bar Association’s General Assembly on November 12, 2021. This annual award is named after Professor Maurice Merrill, an accomplished legal scholar and long-serving professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Law.