Distinguished Service Award

Sponsored by: Oakland County Bar Association

Established: 1985

Purpose: To recognize a member of the Oakland County Bar Association who provides exceptional voluntary services to benefit the organization.

Awarded: Annually at the OCBA Annual Meeting

Criteria: 

  • Member of the Oakland County Bar Association
  • ​Superior dedication to the OCBA, the legal community and the general public

How to Nominate: Letter of nomination inclusive of nominee’s activities

Selection Process: The OCBA president selects the award recipient(s) from the nominations that have been submitted.

Past Recipients:

1985
Francile Anderson
Judith K. Cunningham
Honorable Bernard A. Friedman
Wendy L. Potts
Hon. Frederick C. Ziem

1986
Lynn V. Hooe Jr.
Leon H. Hubbard
George A. Googasian
Donald F. Tucker
Hon. Joan E. Young
People’s Task Force

1987
Alan Frank

1988
Hon. Dennis C. Drury
Henry Maldonado
Laurie Oberman

1989
Lawrence F. Schiller
John C. Talpos

1990
Hon. Stephen C. Cooper

1991
Hanley M. Gurwin
William R. VanderKloot

1992
Dennis M. Kacy

1993
William D. Booth
Edward H. Pappas

1994
Alexander B. McGarry
Hon. Edward Sosnick
Richard S. Victor

1995
Judith S. Gracey

1996
Thomas W. Cranmer
Betty L. Lowenthal

1997
Janice M. Morganroth

1998
Martin I. Reisig
Phyllis A. Zimmerman

1999
Douglas K. Oliver

2000
Patrick B. McCauley

2001
Anne Cole-Pierce
James P. Cunningham
Paula M. Zimmer

2002
Nanci S. Klein

2003
Michael J. Sullivan
Sandra D. Glazier

2004
Hon. Denise Langford Morris
Kelly L. Bidelman
Ashley E. Lowe

2005
Hillarie F. Boettger, Public Service Committee
Michael D. Schloff

2006
Alan T. Ackerman
Cynthia E. Brazzil
Anne Cole Pierce

2007
Melinda N. Deel
Thomas H. Howlett

2008
Millicent K. Sloan

2009
Daniel D. Quick

2010
David Carl Anderson
Maureen M. McGinnis

2011
Syeda Hossain Davidson
Michael K. Lee

2012
Charles E. Brown

2013
Debra S. Janicki
Thomas H. Howlett

2014
Gerald A. Fisher
Elizabeth L. Luckenbach
James M. Reid IV

2015
Victoria B. King
Karen H. Safran