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Professionalism Award

The Professionalism Award is annually awarded to a lawyer or judge who has significantly contributed to the enhancement of professionalism in the Greater Cleveland legal community by exemplifying the goals of the Ohio Supreme Court's "A Lawyer's Creed" and "A Lawyer's Aspirational Ideals" and by furthering the ideals expressed in the mission of the CMBA.  

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
 

Distinguished Honorees

  Justice Melody J. Stewart 
Supreme Court of Ohio
2019 
  Hazel Gutierrez Remesch
Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
2020 
Mario Ciano 
Reminger Co., LPA
2018
  Susan J. Becker 
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
2018 
Avery S. Friedman 
Founder, Avery Friedman & Associates
2017
David A. Kutik 
Partner, Jones Day
2016
Hon. Michael P. Donnelly 
Judge, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas
2015

  
Jacqueline Johnson 
Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of Ohio 
2014
  Hugh Stanley, Jr. 
Partner, Tucker Ellis
2014
  John H. Lawson 
Private practice
2013 
  Ann C. Rowland 
Assistant United States Attorney
2012
  Michael M. Hughes, Sr. (posthumously) 
Of counsel, Frantz Ward LLP
2012
Thomas S. Kilbane (posthumously) 
Partner, Squire Sanders Dempsey LLP
2011


 

Ian N. Friedman 
Founder, Ian N. Friedman Associates LLC
2010
Frank R. DeSantis 
Partner, Thompson Hine
2009
Hugh E. McKay  
Partner-in-charge, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
2008
   

Deborah A. Coleman  
Partner, Hahn Loeser + Parks LLP
2007
   

C. Lyonel Jones (posthumously) 
Director, The Legal Aid Society of Clevealnd
2006
   

Charles F. Clarke 
Partner, Squire Sanders Dempsey LLP
2005
   


Niki Z. Schwartz 
Partner, Schwartz, Kushner, Rendon Co., LPA
2004
   


Mark O'Neill 
Of counsel, Weston Hurd
2003
 


Hon. Patricia A. Hemann  
Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Ohio
2002
   


Marvin L. Karp 
Partner, Ulmer & Berne LLP
2001