Keith J. Hesse was recently awarded the St. Thomas More Award from the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Central Florida during the annual Red Mass held at St. James Cathedral. The St. Thomas More Award is presented annually to a member of the legal profession whose accomplishments represent the principles of St. Thomas More. Recipients must be a practicing Catholic who displays a commitment to Catholic social teachings, promotes Christian principles to modern problems, promotes the social, intellectual and spiritual welfare of the people he/she serves, and offers personal sacrifice for the good of the community. The Red Mass is an annual special event for the legal profession and has been held in Central Florida and throughout the country for many years.  It is attended by judges, attorneys, law professors and their students, as well as government officials in the legislative and executive branches. Pictured from the left are Father Miguel Gonzalez; Hesse, a partner with ShuffieldLowman; Elizabeth C. Wheeler, a current board member of the Catholic Lawyers Guild; Bishop John Noonan; and Father Richard Walsh.

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