Amber Racine (third from left) is congratulated on the Judge Doris May Harris Image Award by, from left, WLD President Alisha Lubin and WLD members Maya Brown; Christian Wynne; Shanna Miles, Esq.; and Ashley Hobson, Esq.
Amber M. Racine of Raynes Lawn Hehmeyer recently received the Judge Doris May Harris Image Award from the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Bar Association Women Lawyers Division (WLD). Formed in 1981, the WLD works to assist women of color in the legal community by fostering collaborative networks and supporting efforts to obtain education, bar admission, and employment.
“The Judge Doris May Harris Image Award recognizes an African American woman attorney who best personifies the ideals Judge Harris represented – a deep commitment to mentorship, a motivating force in community outreach, and professional excellence and integrity,” said Alisha Lubin, WLD president. “Amber is known for leading community outreach projects, being a resource for others and, most importantly, mentoring young women attorneys and law students. I can personally attest to the impact Amber can have on a young attorney’s career – she challenges you to try new opportunities, to maintain a level of professional excellence, and to dedicate time and resources to helping others.”
Racine, who maintains a successful and growing practice representing catastrophically-injured plaintiffs, was named a “Lawyer on the Fast Track” in 2011 by The Legal Intelligencer and continues to live up to the designation. She has been named to the list of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers annually since 2012, she was recognized in 2016 as the Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia “Outstanding Young Lawyer,” and in 2017 received the inaugural Joanne A. Epps Award from the Temple University Beasley School of Law Black Law Student Association.
Racine is also committed to supporting her peers through professional association involvement: she is currently serving a three-year term on the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Board of Governors, for which she is vice chair; she was appointed by Governor Wolf in 2018 to serve on the Judicial Advisory Commission for the appointment of judicial offices; she is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s House of Delegates and she serves on the boards of both Community Legal Services and the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association. She previously co-chaired the bar association’s Women in the Profession committee and is a past president of the Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia.