Awards

 
2017
 
President's Award Michael Guadagno
Defense Attorney of the Year Bob Christie
Litigation Associate of the Year Holly Brauchli
Community Leadership Award Derek Bishop
Plaintiff's Trial Lawyer of the Year Zack McIsaac
   
2016
 
President's Award Michael Guadagno
Defense Attorney of the Year Joe Kopta
Litigation Associate of the Year Megan Coluccio
Community Leadership Award Gauri Shrotiya Locker
Plaintiff's Trial Lawyer of the Year Pat Trudell
   
2015
 
President's Award Linda Gallagher
Defense Attorney of the Year Angelo J. Calfo
Litigation Associate of the Year Michael K. Rhodes
Community Leadership Award Heather Proudfoot
Plaintiff's Trial Lawyer of the Year Dick Johnson
   
2014
 
President's Award Edward Winskill
Defense Attorney of the Year Steven R. Stocker
Litigation Associate of the Year Tami Becker-Gomez
Community Leadership Award Jamila A. Johnson
Plaintiff's Trial Lawyer of the Year C. Steven Fury
   
2013
 
President's Award Steven R. Stocker
Defense Attorney of the Year Brian Rekofke
Litigation Associate of the Year Jon Morrone
Plaintiff's Trial Lawyer of the Year Eric Fong
   
2012
 
President's Award Michael Nicefaro
Defense Attorney of the Year Dan Mullin & Colleen Barrett
Litigation Associate of the Year Adam Rosenberg
Plaintiff's Trial Lawyer of the Year Steve Lingenbrink
   
2011
 
President's Award Christopher W. Nicoll & Katie Matison
Defense Attorney of the Year Tom Merrick
Litigation Associate of the Year Maggie Bruya Kirschner
Community Leadership Award Michael Guadagno
Plaintiff's Trial Lawyer of the Year Felix Luna
   
2010
 
President's Award Michael H. Runyan
Defense Attorney of the Year Carl Forsberg
Plaintiff's Trial Lawyer of the Year James S. Rogers
   
2009
 
President's Award Gregory A.V. Clark
Litigation Associate of the Year Colin Folawn
Plaintiff's Trial Lawyer of the Year Stephen Bulzomi
   
2008
 
President's Award Stewart A. Estes
Defense Attorney of the Year John Kirschner
Litigation Associate of the Year Melissa Habeck
Plaintiff's Trial Lawyer of the Year Ralph Brindley
Jack Scholfield Award Roy Umlauf & James MacPherson
   
2007
 
President's Award Mel Sorensen
Defense Attorney of the Year Kathy Cochran
   
2006
 
President's Award Jeffrey G. Frank
Plaintiff's Trial Lawyer of the Year Ron Ward
   
2005
 
President's Award Roy Umlauf
   
2004
 
President's Award Bradley A. Maxa
   
2003
 
President's Award James E. MacPherson
   
2002
 
President's Award Ronald B.  Leighton
   
2001
 
President's Award Jeffrey I. Tilden
   
2000
 
President's Award Bruce F. Meyers
   
1999
 
President's Award Frederick V. Betts
   
1998
 
President's Award Mary  H. Spillane
   
1997
 
President's Award Russell C.  Love
   
1996
 
President's Award Margaret Sundberg
   
1995
 
President's Award Michael H. Runyan
   
1994
 
President's Award Nora C. Tabler
   
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