Sam Elliott was honored with Chattanooga Bar Association’s Ralph H. Kelly Humanitarian Award at its annual meeting on January 25, 2017.  The award is given to a member of the legal profession “who has displayed exemplary service to the community of Chattanooga by civic, professional and/or other activities directed toward improvement and preservation of the lives, property and dignity of its citizens.”   Deceased firm member Charlie Gearhiser was a past winner of the award.