Welcome to The George A. McAlmon American Inn of Court website.
The George A. McAlmon American Inn of Court is an amalgam of legal professionals including judges, experienced lawyers, and less experienced lawyers, in an organized and continuing structure designed to enhance and improve civility among the bar as well as the professional and ethical quality of legal practice in our community.
Our Inn is honored to bear the name of the late George A. McAlmon.
GEORGE A. MCALMON was born in his beloved town of El Paso, Texas on March 22, 1926. After his graduation from El Paso High School, he entered Princeton University at the age of 16 and went on to attend Universidad de Mexico and then a law degree from the University of Texas. He began his remarkable legal career in 1950.
Throughout his career, he used his talent, resources, and energy to fight injustice, discrimination, and barriers that denied opportunities to the less fortunate. The Law Office of George McAlmon was more than a place to practice law, more than a place for legal business; it was a place to advance social justice. He was not just an attorney but he was a trusted counselor, humanitarian, and philanthropist who gave generously but never sought attention or credit.
His work has been widely recognized, he has received recognition for his community contributions from, among others: the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund, the Mexican-American Bar Association, Black Democrats of El Paso, the NAACP, the Central Labor Union, the Hispanic Leadership Institute, the El Paso County Bar Association, the El Paso Civil Rights Project, and the El Paso County Historical Society.
He will be most remembered for his gentle human qualities. He was ever humble, simple, unpretentious. He mentored hundreds of people, countless lawyers, and helped them improve their lives and mold their careers. In the tradition of the American Inns of Court, he was a lawyer patriot that not only believed in American ideals but spent his life making those ideals a reality for others. In that tradition, he served his community with distinction, passion, courage, and integrity.
He and his wife, Elizabeth "Hondey" McAlmon, raised four children, G. Alex McAlmon, III, John F. McAlmon, Lisa McAlmon Brown, and Ann McAlmon Zimmerman. He passed away on March 23, 2010, but his legacy endures.
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