Peter Perlman Service Awards

PPserviceThe Peter Perlman Service Awards recognize Fellows of the Litigation Counsel of America and others within the legal profession who contribute in meaningful ways to society by giving back their time and resources in an effort to improve the lives of others. The award is supported and sponsored by Peter Perlman, the 2013 President of the LCA.

Peter Perlman Service Awards are presented throughout the year whenever the efforts and contributions of recipients are noted by the LCA or its membership. Nominations are accepted on a continual basis.

In the words of Peter Perlman, “The profession of law not only allows us to advocate on behalf of those whose rights need to be protected, but gives us a platform to improve the quality of life for those not engaged in the legal system. The betterment of society, the environment, and our way of life, improvement of the positions of people who have faced challenges outside their control, and effecting change on behalf of those without a strong voice are all causes we should take on as professionals as we work within one of the very pillars of our government. The practice of law is what we do, but our opportunities to protect and defend transcend the profession.”

Recipients of the Peter Perlman Service Awards are as follows:


Adam Arceneaux

Ice Miller LLP
Indianapolis, Indiana

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Caplan_JonathanJonathan S. Caplan

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
New York, New York

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Chilton_garyGary S. Chilton

Holladay & Chilton, PLLC
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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EhrensteinMichael D. Ehrenstein

Ehrenstein Charbonneau Calderin
Miami, Florida

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Fasi_joeJoseph M. Fasi II

Gass Weber Mullins LLC
Miami, Florida

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hullJudith Hull

McKenzie Lake Lawyers
London, Ontario

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quesada_emiliaEmilia A. Quesada

Sanchez-Medina, Gonzalez, Quesada, Lage, Gomez & Machado, LLP
Miami, Florida

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sander_chipRichard G. Sander

Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
Denver, Colorado

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sandridge_halaHala A. Sandridge

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Tampa, Florida

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sasserJonathan D. Sasser

Ellis & Winters LLP
Raleigh, North Carolina

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ScruggsFrank Scruggs

Berger Singerman LLP
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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cynthia alexander

Cynthia L. Alexander

Dickinson Wright PLLC
Las Vegas, Nevada

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Victor R. Anderson, III

Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, LLP
Los Angeles, California

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berman_ceci_137Ceci Culpepper Berman

Brannock & Humphries
Tampa, Florida

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David R. Scheidemantle

Scheidemantle Law Group P.C.
Pasadena, California

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Sara Jane Shanahan

Sherin and Lodgen LLP
Boston, Massachusetts

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slaton perlman awardsMelanie V. Slaton

Hall Booth Smith, P.C.
Columbus, Georgia

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Alonzo D. Washington

Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC
Morgantown, West Virginia

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Samuel H. Franklin

Lightfoot, Franklin & White, LLC
Birmingham, Alabama

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Marion WalkerMarion F. Walker

Fisher & Phillips LLP
Birmingham, Alabama

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agostoBenny Agosto, Jr.

Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz
Houston, Texas

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archer3Dennis W. Archer

Dickinson Wright PLLC
Detroit, Michigan

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bernickCarol J. Bernick

Oregon State Bar Professional Liability Fund
Portland, Oregon

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bernsteinDavid Bernstein

David Bernstein Attorney at Law
Norman, Oklahoma

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blackwellDonald A. Blackwell

Bowman & Brooke, LLP
Miami, Florida

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blumenkopfJay S. Blumenkopf

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP
Boca Raton, Florida

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bornsteinJeffrey L. Bornstein

Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP
San Francisco, California

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brownRaymond M. Brown

Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis LLP
Iselin, New Jersey

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clarkRoger W. Clark

The Clark Law Group
Los Angeles, California

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flandersRobert G. Flanders, Jr.

Whelan, Corrente, Flanders, Kinder & Siket LLP
Providence, Rhode Island

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friend1Jennifer Friend

Project Hope Alliance
Costa Mesa, California

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georgeWarren E. George, Jr.

The Prison Law Office
Berkeley, California



KraussGeriGeri S. Krauss

Krauss PLLC
White Plains, New York

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mccarthyAmelia L. McCarthy

Gass Weber Mullins LLC
Milwaukee, Wisconsin



merrittLoretta P. Merritt

Torkin Manes LLP
Toronto, Ontario

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morrison2Stephen G. Morrison (1949-2013)

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Columbia, South Carolina



owenLea Carol Owen

Brentwood, Tennessee

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reissHoward R. Reiss

Reiss Sheppe LLP
New York, New York

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robinsonWilliam T. Robinson III (1945-2017)

Frost Brown Todd LLC
Florence, Kentucky



sheffeyRita A. Sheffey

Hunton & Williams LLP
Atlanta, Georgia



smithLarry D. Smith

Southern Trial Counsel | PLC
Orlando, Florida

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terez1Dennis G. Terez

Public Defender for the Northern District of Ohio
Acting Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of Ohio
Cleveland, Ohio

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vitalVictor D. Vital

Barnes & Thornburg, LLP
Dallas, Texas

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zellnerKathleen T. Zellner

The Law Offices of Kathleen T. Zellner & Associates
Chicago, Illinois

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