HANOVER, Md. -- Hudson Cook LLP, a nationwide provider of legal compliance services for the financial services industry, announced that the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers has awarded the prestigious Senator William Proxmire Lifetime Achievement Award to one of its founding partners, Tom Hudson.

The award is reserved for attorneys who make only the most significant contributions to the practice of consumer financial services law. In the history of the award, it has been given to only two other attorneys that are currently in active practice.

The College's Board of Regents will present the award on Saturday, April 18, 2009, at its annual dinner at the Terminal City Club, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Robert Cook, managing partner of the Firm, said "I'm both proud and pleased that the College has selected Tom Hudson for this award, and this Firm is honored by the selection of its Firm Chairman. The College's members are the finest consumer financial services lawyers in the nation. For Tom to be recognized as a leader by the College is of particular significance."

Among his other achievements, Tom created the popular monthly legal reporting services CARLAW and HouseLaw, and Spot Delivery, a monthly newsletter for auto dealers. Tom has authored and edited three books on the topic of auto sales, finance and leasing. He is a frequent speaker at industry gatherings, and his articles appear in many industry publications.