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Oregon State Bar Annual Awards

Celebrate Oregon Lawyers

The nomination deadline for the 2020 OSB Annual Awards is Tuesday, June 30 at 5 p.m..

For additional information, please contact Cathy Petrecca via email cpetrecca@osbar.org.

The 2020 Annual awards will be revealed in the special October "Celebrate Oregon Lawyers" edition of The Bulletin.

2019 Oregon State Bar Annual Awards

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 OSB Awards Luncheon was held on Friday, November 15, from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at The Sentinel Hotel, 614 SW 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97205.

The President’s Membership Service Award, which honors attorneys for contributions made to the profession, will be presented to Susan T. Alterman.

The President’s Public Service Award, which honors attorneys for their commitments to public service and pro bono work, will be presented to Linda Jean Gast, Erick J. Haynie and Joshua D. Zantello.

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 Julia E. Markley and Román David Hernández.

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 recipient will be presented to Melissa Powers.

The new President’s Technology & Innovation Award honors an individual or entity that has made a significant contribution in Oregon toward promoting respect for the rule of law, improving the quality of legal services or increasing access to justice through new technology or other innovations. This year’s recipient will be presented to Amanda Caffall.

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 W. Michael Gillette, Elisa J. Dozono, Taylor David Richman, Steven M. Wilker and Megan Kathleen Houlihan.

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 2019 recipients are Hon. Paula Brownhill and Hon. Janelle Factora Wipper.

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 2019 Award of Merit will be presented to Phylis Chadwell Myles.

In addition, the Oregon Bench & Bar Commission on Professionalism announces its 2019 recipient of the Edwin J. Peterson Professionalism Award: Hon. Rives Kistler.

2019 Fifty-Year Member Recognition Luncheon

Honoring the Class of 1969

Front Row, l-r: Edward P. Miska; Frank Porcelli, Jr.; Hon. Jerome E. LaBarre; Robert Harris; Ira L. Gottlieb; Chris Costantino, OSB President; Frank H. Lagesen; Thomas M. Landye; Albert J. Bannon; Henry H. Hewitt; William P. Hutchison, Jr.; Lloyd B. Robinson.

Second Row, l-r: Gavin W. Armstrong; Robert J. Altman; Charles W. Carnese; William G. Blair; Edward J. Sullivan; Gary A. Rueter; Warner E. Allen; Jere M. Webb; Allyn E. Brown; Daniel C. Ellis.

Third Row, l-r: Donald A. Loomis; David L. Jensen; Kenneth C. Bauman; Robert E. Glasgow; Kenneth E. Roberts; Baron C. Sheldahl; Dean S. Kaufman; Hon. William M. Horner.

Back Rows, l-r: Joseph W. Maylie; Charles Robinowitz; John R. Bakkensen; Michael E. Kohlhoff; Richard M. Mollison; Dean C. Werst; Richard E. Alexander; James C. Van Voorhees; Keith E. Tichenor; Hon. Wayne R. Harris.

Not pictured: Theodore D. Abram; Hon. Raymond R. Bagley, Jr.; Howard R. Bartlett; William M. Beers; Bergen Bull; Stephen A. Cohen; W. Brad Coleman; John G. Cox; Douglas J. Dennett; Lawrence R. Derr; Terry G. DeSylvia; Roger F. Dierking; Fred Divita; William Finestone; Ben Graham; Ronald S. Grossmann; H. Robert Hamilton; Larry C. Hammack; Robert L. Haskins; Richard G. Helzer; Dale M. Hermann; Colin D. Lamb; Ronald L. Marek; Hon. Maurice K. Merten; Ronald L. Miller; Stephen H. Miller; Douglas L. Minson; Barry M. Mount; Victor C. Pagel; James O. Smyser; Richard A. Stark; N. Robert Stoll; D. Keith Swanson; Martin B. Vidgoff.