FORT WORTH, TX – Brian Newby, managing partner of Cantey Hanger LLP, has been selected to receive the 2021 Law “Good Scout” Award from The Longhorn Council, Boy Scouts of America.

The Longhorn Council annually recognizes “a respected attorney in the Fort Worth and Arlington areas who is known for integrity, strong character and community involvement.” An outdoor wine reception and program is from 5-6:30 p.m., Thursday, October 21, at the PalmWood in the Frost Tower. To RSVP, contact Longhorn Council Senior Development Director Renee Horton (817) 231-8518. All proceeds from the event support programming for local youth.

Brian Newby

“As one of our profession’s most prestigious local awards, I am honored to be selected this year’s Law Good Scout award winner,” Newby said.

Major General (Ret.) Newby graduated from Texas Tech University, with a Bachelor of Arts in History, and from The University of Texas School of Law, with a Juris Doctorate. He served a 31-year military career that included numerous assignments leading to Assistant to both the Director for Operational Law and the Deputy Judge Advocate General, Headquarters, United States Air Force. General Newby’s last assignment was as the Air National Guard Assistant to The Judge Advocate General of the Air Force, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C. He also served as Chief of Staff and Deputy Commander of the Texas Air National Guard.

Newby was appointed by former Governor George W. Bush to the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents and he served as Vice Chair. Former Governor Rick Perry appointed him as his General Counsel and as his Chief of Staff, and asked Newby to head the state’s recovery effort after Hurricane Ike.

Cantey Hanger LLP, established in 1882, is a full-service firm based in Texas, with offices in Fort Worth and Dallas. Through its membership in Meritas, a premier global alliance of law firms, the firm’s footprint is expanded nationally and internationally. The firm represents clients in practice areas including Administrative Litigation; Aviation; Banking and Real Estate; Bankruptcy; Commercial Litigation; Condemnation Litigation; Construction Contracts and Litigation; Corporate and Securities; Estate Planning and Probate; Family Law; Health and Insurance Law; Immigration; Labor and Employment; Oil and Gas; Professional Malpractice; Public and Regulatory; and Tax. For more information, go to

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