Mallory DuQuette named the 2020 Marcella Murray Award Recipient

“I’m flabbergasted! Thank you,” said Mallory DuQuette, holding the sides of her face in shock. DuQuette is the 2020 recipient of the Marcella Murray Award, an annual award of distinction for a nominated Allen & Allen employee.

Marcella Murray Award for Mallory DuQuette

Attorney David Williams hands Mallory DuQuette the Marcella Murray Award prize.

Named for the beloved legal assistant who passed away in 2010, the award is presented to an employee who exemplifies the character, service and client-first attitude that Marcella Murray is remembered for.

This year’s award ceremony looked a little different, as it took place via a Zoom meeting to keep in line with COVID-19 safety measures. Nonetheless, there was no shortage of excitement as Allen & Allen employees from Central Virginia and beyond tuned in to see her joyous reaction. “We always tell people we’re a small office up here in Stafford, but we’re mighty,” DuQuette said.

A legal assistant who has worked in the Stafford office for about eight years, attorney David Williams had no shortage of accolades for his co-worker. “Quite simply, she is one of the best legal assistants I have ever worked with…or in this case…worked for!” Williams said. “Mallory is the consummate professional who always has the ability to maintain composure and get the job done. She is a rock.”

Please join us in congratulating Mallory DuQuette on this great honor.