New Lawyers Division Awards

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New Lawyers Division Awards 

Each year the New Lawyers Division honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the NLD, the trial law bar, and consumers. 

F. SCOTT BALDWIN AWARD

The F. Scott Baldwin Award was established to honor and recognize F. Scott Baldwin of Marshall, Texas, a world-renowned trial lawyer, whose efforts have produced outstanding damage awards for injured victims and their families. The F. Scott Baldwin Award is presented in recognition of the legendary degree of excellence and compassion that Scott Baldwin has brought to the profession and the significant time he has invested in training, preparing and encouraging lawyers to the profession of trial law. The 2013 F. Scott Baldwin Award was presented at the NLD Awards Reception at the AAJ Annual Convention in San Francisco, CA.  

Congratulations to Brent Bigger for receiving the 2013 F. Scott Baldwin Award!

Criteria:  The F. Scott Baldwin Award honors an individual who has made a significant contribution to the New Lawyers Division and has attained one or more outstanding trial verdicts. 

Eligibility: A candidate must be an AAJ Regular, Sustaining, Life or President's Club member for at least one year to be eligible for the nomination. 

Nomination: Nominations for the 2014 F. Scott Baldwin Award will be accepted through early Spring 2014. Candidates must be nominated by an AAJ member in good standing. 

Past Recipients
1997 - San Diego, CA John B. "Jack" Baldwin 
Robert Bonsignore
1998 - Washington, DC Robert J. Fiore
Corrine C. Hodak
1999 - San Francisco, CA Lance L. Stevens
2000 - Chicago, IL Joe B. Stephens
Mitchell Tyner, Sr.
2001 - Montreal, Canada Robert E. Cartwright, Jr.
Christine Spagnoli 
2002 - Atlanta, GA Kenneth S. Spiegelman
Jay A. Urban 
2003 - San Francisco, CA Mark Tate
2004 - Boston, MA Jeremy W. Alters
2005 - Toronto, Ontario Fred Schultz
2006 - Seattle, WA Jason T. Studinski
2007 - Chicago, IL Melissa R. Smith
2008 - Philadelphia, PA R. Deryl Edwards, Jr.
2009 - San Francisco, CA Stephen Lowry
2010 - Vancouver, BC

James Ledlie

2011 - New York, NY

Shawn McCann
Lyssa Roberts

2012 - Chicago, IL

Brian Galligan
Matt Morrison

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOE TONAHILL AWARD

The Joe Tonahill Award was established to honor the true spirit of Joe Tonahill, a highly dignified and ethical defender of the civil justice system; a peerless stalwart of the modern trial bar; an exemplary trial lawyer; a dedicated leader; a passionate motivator of lawyers new to the profession of trial law; and one who through his own selfless deeds and inspirations has created a legacy for generations to follow.

Congratulations to Joan Claybrook for receiving the 2012 Tonahill Award! 

Criteria:  The Joe Tonahill Award is given in recognition of outstanding and dedicated service to and support of consumers and the trial bar. 

Eligibility: A candidate must be an AAJ Regular, Sustaining, Life or President's Club member for at least one year to be eligible for the nomination. 

Nomination: Nominations for the 2013 Joe Tonahill Award will be accepted through early Spring 2013. Candidates must be nominated by an AAJ member in good standing.

Past Recipients
1994 - Chicago, IL Richard H. Middleton, Jr.
Larry S. Stewart 
1995 - New York, NY  Mary E. Alexander
Francis "Brother" Hare, Jr.
1996 - Boston, MA Pamela A. Liapakas
Mark S. Mandell
1997 - San Diego, CA Russ M. Herman
Herman J. Russomano
1998 - Washington, DC Roxanne B. Conlin
Michael Maher 
1999 - San Francisco, CA Jim Kitchens
Sheldon Miller
2000 - Chicago, IL David S. Casey
Vincent Glorioso, Jr.
Donald J. Nolan, III
2001 - Montreal, Canada Charles A. Mathis, Jr.
Dianne Jay Weaver
2002 - Atlanta, GA Tom Henretta
John F. Romano
Todd A. Smith
2003 - San Francisco, CA Thomas Vesper
2004 - Boston, MA Robert J. Cartwright, Jr.
2005 - Toronto, Montreal Robert J. Bonsignore
2006 - Seattle, WA Kathleen Flynn Peterson
2007 - Chicago, IL C. Gibson Vance
2008 - Philadelphia, PA Julie Braman Kane
2009 - San Francisco, CA Kirk Wagar
2010 - Vancouver, BC   Elise R. Sanguinetti
2011 - New York, NY Anthony Tarricone

 

To obtain complete details of the nomination criteria and a nomination form, please contact Jennifer Rafter, Caucus Group Manager, at Jennifer.Rafter@justice.org or (202) 684-9585.


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