The San Antonio Young Lawyers Association (SAYLA) honored the late Chip Rich, an assistant criminal district attorney in Bexar County, with the Outstanding Mentor Award. This award recognizes one attorney who has consistently demonstrated a commitment to mentoring young lawyers in his or her legal community.
This year’s Outstanding Mentor Award was posthumously bestowed upon Charles “Chip” Henry Rich, III, who passed away November 5, 2012. His wife, Deb, and daughters Ellie and Kate, received the award in his stead. Chip took great satisfaction in his work as a prosecutor and spent 10 years in various divisions of the DA’s office, most recently as chief of the DWI Task Force. Chip served as a formal and informal mentor to many young lawyers as they started their careers at the DA’s office, and he was well respected by both prosecutors and members of the criminal defense bar.