Oct 28, 2008

Chuhak & Tecson president wins Gutenberg Award

Andrew P. Tecson, shareholder and president of the law firm Chuhak & Tecson, P.C., has won a 2008 Gutenberg Award from the Chicago Bible Society.

This award, established in 1951, is presented to an American who has made conspicuous contributions to the cause of the Bible. Past recipients include Francis Cardinal George, Dr. Billy Graham, General Douglas MacArthur and Mother Consuella York.

The Chicago Bible Society is a non-profit organization that provides Bibles and other Scriptures-related material to those who have the desire but not the means to obtain a Bible on their own.

In addition to serving as president of the 62-attorney law firm located in downtown Chicago, Tecson represents a wide array of clients working in corporate healthcare. He also works with religious organizations and manufacturing and service companies, and he counsels families with regard to their estate planning. Tecson served as board member for Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois for 16 years, two mental health service organizations for 18 years, and for six years, Soli Deo Gloria, an organization that commissions leading symphonic composers to create new works to the glory of God.

Tecson holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Northwestern University, Evanston, and a juris doctor degree from University of Chicago Law School. He is recognized by the Leading Lawyers Network as one of the top five percent of attorneys practicing in Illinois for the category of healthcare law and corporate law and is listed in both Chambers USA, which ranks attorneys and firms considered leaders in their field, and Super Lawyers, a listing of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Nights and weekends Tecson is a jazz musician who plays tenor and soprano sax. In Chicago, he has played with Steve Goodman's band, Howard Levy's band and the Jump in the Saddle Band, and prior to that toured Germany. Other accomplishments in his 30-year musical career include composing and producing an album of jazz Psalms and composing the Chicago Jazz Mass, a communion liturgy for congregational singing that has been performed over 200 times, and serving as jazz ensemble leader for Christmas Eve worship services broadcast on CBS. His interest in jazz, composition and worship has led to pursuits now solely focused on composing, arranging and leading jazz worship services, as more fully described at As a member of the Churchjazz Ensemble, he performs for many congregations, including Lutheran, Episcopal, Methodist, Presbyterian, Baptist and Catholic.

"Since the firm's inception, our attorneys have been actively engaged in serving in civic, religious and service organizations," said Tecson. "Chuhak & Tecson routinely gives back to the community, and this type of work has become part of our culture."