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Oregon State Bar Annual Awards



Annual Awards Lunchean


The OSB Awards Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, November 8, from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at The Sentinel Hotel, 614 SW 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97205. Individual tickets are $35 and reserved tables for 10 are $350. To purchase tickets please complete a registration form. Email events@osbar.org if you have questions.

Each year, based on nominations from members and the public, the Oregon State Bar honors a select group of lawyers and judges who have made outstanding contributions to the community and the profession. The following awards will be presented on Nov. 8, 2017:

The President’s Membership Service Award, which honors attorneys for contributions made to the profession, will be presented to Erin N. Dawson, M. Christopher Hall and Bruce L. Schafer.

The President’s Public Service Award, which honors attorneys for their commitments to public service and pro bono work, will be presented to Sheryl Balthrop, David C. Glenn and Theressa Hollis.

The President’s Diversity & Inclusion Award, which recognizes members who have made significant contributions to the goal of increasing minority representation in the legal profession, will be presented to Rima I. Ghandour, Iván Resendiz Gutierrez and Diane S. Sykes.

The President’s Sustainability Award recognizes members who have made significant contributions to the goal of sustainability in the legal profession in Oregon through education, advocacy, leadership in adopting sustainable business practices, or other significant efforts. This year’s recipients are William Sherlock and Christopher G. Winter.

The President’s Public Leadership Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the bench and bar by individuals who are not members of the Oregon State Bar. This year’s recipient is Steven Bjerke.

The President’s Special Award of Appreciation is presented to people who have made recent outstanding contributions to the bar, the bench and/or the community. This year’s recipients are Hon. Christopher L. Garrett and John E. Grant.

The Wallace P. Carson Jr. Award for Judicial Excellence recognizes an Oregon judge who has made significant contributions to the judicial system and who is a model of professionalism, integrity and judicial independence. The 2017 recipients are Hon. Sid Brockley and Hon. Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain.

The bar’s highest honor, the Award of Merit, recognizes an Oregon lawyer who has made outstanding contributions to the bench, the bar and the community at large, and who exhibits the highest standards of professionalism. The 2017 Award of Merit will be presented to Donald B. Bowerman.

In addition, the Oregon Bench & Bar Commission on Professionalism announces its 2017 recipient of the
Edwin J. Peterson Professionalism Award: Julia Hagan.







2017 Fifty-Year Member Recognition Luncheon





Honoring the Class of 1967


Fred M. Aebi, Robert S. Ball, Dennis W. Bean, Alan C. Bonebrake, Larry A. Brisbee, James M. Brown, Larry K. Bruun, Robert D. Butler, J. Franklin Cable, Steven T. Campbell, Walter L. Cauble, Stanley E. Clark, Hon. Ross G. Davis, Thomas A. Davis, Ralph M. Davisson, Allan B. deSchweinitz, Hon. Walter I. Edmonds, Jr., Walter H. Evans III, S. David Eves, Louis J. Fasano, William E. Flinn, Stuart E. Foster, Stephen R. Frank, Roger C. Germundson, James H. Gidley, Leonard A. Girard, Robert S. Hamilton, Douglas S. Hess, J. Pat Horton, Stephen A. Hutchinson, Laurence F. Janssen, Dennis C. Karnopp, Lee D. Kell, John P. Kneeland, Hon. Thomas W. Kolberg, Jeffrey M. Lake, Douglas Leonetti, Jerry O. Lesan, Eric B. Lindauer, David M. Logan, Stanton F. Long, Mark M. McCulloch, Donald D. McKelvey, Stephen M. Malm, Robert E. Maloney, Jr., D. Dale Mammen, Merlin L. Miller, J. Christopher Minor, Hon. Thomas L. Moultrie, Gregory L. Nelson, Scott H. Parker, Douglas M. Ragen, Robert W. Redding, William E. Scarborough, Jr., Michael D. Schrunk, Robert T. Scott, Michael P. Seng, David S. Shannon, Kenneth D. Stephens, Ronald G. Stephenson, Kenneth B. Stewart, James R. Strickland, James J. Susee, Capt. Frank B. Swayze, Alfred M. Varnes, Jr., Lyndon Tuck Wilson, Jr., Jack C. Wong.