Congratulations 2012 LBA Award Recipients
University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law proudly salutes the 2012 Louisville Bar Association Award Recipients
Join us in congratulating these outstanding Louisville legal professionals.
Hon. Lisabeth Hughes Abramson (L'80)
Judge of the Year
This award is presented to a member of the bench who has shown judicial integrity and professionalism. A nominee for this award has contributed to the community by volunteering in civic organizations to help promote the image of the legal profession and has established a reputation for integrity, scholarship and professionalism.
Thomas M. Williams
Justice Martin E. Johnstone Special Recognition Award
This award is the highest recognition bestowed upon an LBA member for outstanding participation and partnership within the legal community. An individual deserving of this award has made a significant impact in the Louisville community through professional or volunteer efforts and exemplifies what it means to be a lawyer.
Hon. A. C. McKay Chauvin
Patrick W. Michael (L'87)
Distinguished Service Award
This award is given to an LBA member who has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to advancing the practice of law or improving the image of the legal profession through exceptional volunteer efforts.
Margaret E. Keane (L'82)
Judge Benjamin F. Shobe Civility & Professionalism Award
Individuals receiving this award have consistently demonstrated adherence to the highest standards of civility, honesty and courtesy in their dealings with clients, opposing parties and counsel, the courts and the general public. They have shown sustained excellence through leadership in the profession.
University of Louisville Law Clinic, Shelley M. Santry, Director
Paul G. Tobin Pro Bono Service Award
This award recognizes the work of LBA members who have unselfishly given time to improve the quality of society through their legal work. Worthy nominees will be LBA members who helped deliver legal services to the disadvantaged through a pro bono program or cause.
Tara W. Hagerty
Judge Richard A. Revell Family Law Practitioner Award
This award is presented to attorneys who have been in the forefront of new developments in the practice of family law. They have exhibited dedication to families and children through work both inside and outside the courtroom. Award recipients have made significant contributions to public service in the area of family law and have demonstrated innovation in the performance of their duties.
Leadership Academy Steering Committee
Committee of the Year
Environmental Law Section
Young Lawyers Section
Section of the Year