Distinguished Public Servant Award

Sponsored by: Oakland County Bar Association

Established: 1998

Purpose: To recognize attorneys employed in the public sector who have made outstanding contributions to the Oakland County Bar Association. Like the Distinguished Service Award, the award includes superior dedication to the OCBA, the legal community, and the general public.

Awarded: Annually at the OCBA Annual Meeting

Criteria: 

  • Member of the Oakland County Bar Association
  • A member of the legal community who is employed in the public sector
  • Demonstrated dedication to the OCBA, the legal community, and the general public

How to Nominate: Letter of nomination

Selection Process: The OCBA President selects the award recipient(s).

Past Recipients:

1999
Judith K. Cunningham
David G. Gorcyca

2000
Hon. Edward Sosnick

2001
Hon. Leo Bowman
Hon. Barry L. Howard

2002
L. Brooks Patterson
Ronald E. Covault

2003
L. Brooks Patterson
Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard

2004
Hon. Richard D. Kuhn

2005
Gerald J. Gleeson, II
Hon. David M. Lawson

2006
Betty Lou Lowenthal
Hon. Julie A. Nicholson

2007
Hon. Gene Schnelz
John N. O’Brien II

2008
Hon. Michael Warren
Hon. Wendy L. Potts

2009
Hon. Elizabeth M. Pezzetti

2010
Hon. Eugene Arthur Moore
Arthur R. Spears Jr.

2011
Hon. Colleen A. O’Brien
Hon. Joan E. Young

2012
Hon. Susan M. Moiseev

2013
John M. Skrzynski
Hon. Fred Mester

2014
Hon. James M. Alexander
Hon. Cynthia Thomas Walker

2015
Hon. Mary Ellen Brennan