On October 7, Hank Patterson received the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group. Hank received the award at the organization’s annual convention in West Palm Beach, Florida, in recognition of his more than 35 years of tireless advocacy for workers' rights and workplace safety.
Hank has long been active with WILG, a national organization of advocates for workers' rights. He currently serves on the organization's Board of Directors and Federal Legislative Committee and frequently travels to Washington, D.C. to speak to legislators on its behalf. WILG’s lifetime achievement award “is reserved for those individuals who have gone above and beyond the norm, and who continue to play a vital role in supporting WILG and advocating for the issues important to WILG’s mission.”