The San Diego Legal Secretaries Association (SDLSA) recently announced Larry Kouns of McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLC as winner of SDLSA’s 2014 Boss Cum Laude award. Mr. Kouns is a trial partner in the Business/Complex Litigation practice group at McKenna, and was nominated by his legal secretary of 19 years and SDLSA member, Renee Evans.  The award was announced on December 9, 2014, at the SDLSA Holiday Happy Hour.

“As an experienced and accomplished litigator, [Mr. Kouns] has a true appreciation of and respect for the law,” stated Ms. Evans in her Boss Cum Laude entry essay. “He conducts himself with the utmost integrity, is committed to learning each client’s wishes, and communicates very effectively. Our clients have complete trust in him.”  In her entry, Ms. Evans also highlighted Mr. Kouns’ availability to fellow attorneys and staff, and his longtime community involvement, including support of the Helen Woodard Animal Center, Imperial Beach Elementary School Playground Project, and SDLSA. Past winners of the award include Hon. David M. Gill, Hon. Rudi M. Brewster, Hon. Leo S. Pappas, Ret., Daniel L. Stanford, Esq., Cary W. Miller, Esq., R. William Bowen, Esq., and Douglas A. Glass, Esq.