The Hall of Fame Award is presented posthumously to an AAJ member (no sooner than three years after his or her death) whose career made a significant and positive impact on the civil justice system. The Hall of Fame Award honors those who were active, long-time members of AAJ as well as active members of their state trial lawyer associations.

Honorees are nominated and evaluated by AAJ’s Stalwarts Hall of Fame Committee for their contributions to the civil justice system; integrity and character; contributions to the public good and welfare; contributions advancing AAJ’s mission and growth; contributions to trial advocacy; and contributions to the legal profession generally.

The Stalwarts Committee votes upon and forwards the names of prospective honorees the AAJ Board which votes on the recommended nominations.


The 2016 Hall of Fame Award Honors:

Phil Corboy
1924 – 2012 

Harry Philo
1924 – 2012

Stanley Preiser
1927 – 2009


Past Recipients

2015

  • Scott Baldwin, Sr.
    1928-2011

2013

  • Howard F. Twiggs
    1932-2010

2012

  • Fred M. Baron
    1947-2008

2009

  • Allen A. Bailey
    1924-2006
  • David S. Shrager
    1935-2005

2008

  • Bill Colson
    1924-1999
  • Walter R. Niblock
    1927-1999

2005

  • Norman J. Landau
    1927-1966

2003

  • Thomas F. Lambert, Jr.
    1914-1999

2001

  • Craig Spangenberg
    1914-1998

2000

  • Melvin Belli
    1907-1996
  • Jacob D. Fuchsberg
    1914-1998

1997

  • Leonard M. Ring
    1923-1994

1995

  • Lou Ashe
    1908-1981
  • Moe Levine
    1908-1974

1994

  • James A. Dooley
    1914-1978

1993

  • Francis H. Hare, Sr.
    1904-1983

1992

  • Alfred S. Julien
    1910-1989

1991

  • Robert E. Cartwright, Sr.
    1925-1988
  • Samuel B. Horowitz
    1898-1985
  • Theodore I. Koskoff
    1913-1989
  • Perry Nichols
    1915-1983