Distinguished Career Achievement Award

 

Sponsored by: Oakland County Bar Association

Established: 2001 (Revised January 7, 2004; May 5, 2010)

Purpose: To recognize an attorney who is no longer practicing, but whose career exemplifies extraordinary achievement in the ideals of the profession, including competence, civility, professionalism, and service to the community and to one’s fellow lawyers throughout the active legal career of the recipient.

Awarded: Annually at the OCBA Annual Meeting. There will be no more than three recipients of this award in any single year.

Criteria:

  • Candidates must have practiced for at least 40 years or be deceased at the time of the nomination.
  • Each nominee must have been a member of the Oakland County Bar Association whose legal practice has been conducted for a majority of the time in Oakland County.
  • Each nominee must have a disciplinary record free of revocations, suspensions and reprimands.
  • A recipient must have distinguished herself or himself by exhibiting extraordinary competence in his or her area of practice.
  • A recipient must have exemplified the ideals of civility and professionalism throughout his or her career.
  • A recipient must have a record of service to the community.
  • A recipient must have a record of service to his or her fellow lawyers, including participation in local or state bar sections and committees.

How to Nominate: A letter of nomination inclusive of nominee’s activities

Selection Process: The OCBA executive board selects the award recipient(s) from the nominations submitted

 

Past Recipients:

2001
Frederick Steinhardt
Abraham Selesny
C. Robert Wartell

2002
Hon. Robert C. Anderson
George Fulkerson
Philip G. Ingraham

2003
Hon. Martin M. Doctoroff
Janice Morganroth
Edward L. Ruby

2004
Richard P. Condit
John M. Donohue
Hon. Louis E. Fairbrother

2005
Nanci S. Klein

2006
No award given

2007
No award given

2008
No award given

2009
Thomas J. Trenta

2010
No award given

2011
No award given

2012
No award given

2013
Hon. Steven N. Andrews

2014
William P. Hampton

2015
No award given