The Leonard Ring Champion of Justice Award recognizes an AAJ member of at least 10 years standing who is of outstanding integrity and overall character and has demonstrated Leonard Ring’s devotion to human and civil rights. The Award is given to an eligible member who has made outstanding contributions to advancing AAJ’s mission and growth; and to trial advocacy and the legal profession generally. It is dedicated to his memory and honors those who demonstrate Leonard Ring’s devotion to human and civil rights—a person whose life and career epitomizes that of a true champion of justice.

The award is given to an eligible member who has made outstanding contributions to advancing AAJ's mission and growth along with trial advocacy and the legal profession.

This award is presented during the AAJ Annual Convention.


The American Association of Justice proudly announces the Leonard Ring Champion of Justice Award recipient for 2014:

Leonard A. Orman

Past Recipients

2013: Mary E. Alexander

2012: Peter Perlman

2011: Gregory S. Cusimano

2010: Richard D. Hailey

2009: Leo Boyle

2008: Linda Miller Atkinson

2007: Ralph Cloar

2006: Roxanne Barton Conlin

2005: Richard Bieder

2004: David Shrager

2003: Eugene Pavalon

2002: Larry S. Stewart

2001: Russ Herman

2000: Harry Philo