On April 24, 2022, Attorney David R. Mugridge was honored with the 2021 Dr. Ann Streissguth Award at the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Conference at Texas Tech Law School in Lubbock, Texas.
The award is given by the University of Washington Medical School to the attorney who most advances the awareness of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) in American courtrooms.
Dr. Richard Adler and prior recipient Attorney William Martin presented Attorney Mugridge with the award. They praised Attorney Mugridge for his 12-plus years of dedication in the Capital Murder Case, People v. Leroy Johnson. After a 4-month trial, the jury rejected the prosecutor’s request that a penalty of death be imposed. Instead, the jury returned a unanimous verdict of Life Without the Possibility of Parole.