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:

2018

Sheryl Axelrod

The Axelrod Firm, PC 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Andrew Berger

Leichtman Law PLLC
New York, New York

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 Cathy J. Beveridge

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC      
Tampa, Florida

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R. Daniel Boyce

Nexsen Pruet
Raleigh, North Carolina

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Alan K. Brubaker, Emeritus

Wingert, Grebing, Brubaker & Juskie, LLP     
San Diego, California

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Cedric C. Chao

Chao ADR, PC
San Francisco, California

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Andrew J. Goodman

Foster Garvey PC
New York, New York

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Justice Karen F. Green

Massachusetts Superior Court
Boston, Massachusetts

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Edward F. Hennessey, IV

Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A.
Charlotte, North Carolina

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Joseph J. Khan

Bucks County Solicitor
Doylestown, Pennsylvania

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J. Philip Kirchner

Flaster/Greenberg
Cherry Hill, New Jersey

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Alice M. Morical

Hoover Hull Turner LLP
Indianapolis, Indiana

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Thomas J. Rechen

McCarter & English, LLP
Hartford, Connecticut

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T. Morgan Ward, Jr.

Stites & Harbison, PLLC
Louisville, Kentucky

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Charles R. Wilbanks, Jr.

Wilbanks and Dowd
Clinton, Mississippi

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2017

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

EhrensteinǀSager
Coral Gables, Florida

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Fasi_joeJoseph M. Fasi II, Emeritus

Fasi & DiBello, P.A.
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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Deborah Race

Deborah Race-Attorney at Law
Tyler, Texas

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sander_chipRichard G. Sander, Emeritus

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

Frank Scruggs, P.A.
Boca Raton, Florida

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2016

cynthia alexander

Cynthia L. Alexander

Dickinson Wright PLLC
Las Vegas, Nevada

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Victor R. Anderson, III, Emeritus

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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2015
samuel_franklin

Samuel H. Franklin, Emeritus

Lightfoot, Franklin & White, LLC
Birmingham, Alabama

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Marion WalkerMarion F. Walker

Fisher & Phillips LLP
Birmingham, Alabama

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2014

agostoBenny Agosto, Jr.

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

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archer3Dennis W. Archer

Dickinson Wright PLLC
Detroit, Michigan

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bernickCarol J. Bernick, Emeritus

Oregon State Bar Professional Liability Fund
Portland, Oregon

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bernsteinDavid Bernstein, Emeritus

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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clarkRoger W. Clark

Roger W. Clark Mediation
Santa Monica, California

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flandersThe Honorable Robert G. Flanders, Jr.

Whelan Corrente & Flanders LLP
Providence, Rhode Island

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friend1Jennifer Friend

Project Hope Alliance
Costa Mesa, California

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georgeWarren E. George, Jr., Emeritus

The Prison Law Office
Berkeley, California

 

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

TeamHealth
Brentwood, Tennessee

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reissHoward R. Reiss, Emeritus

Reiss Sheppe LLP
New York, New York

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robinsonWilliam T. Robinson III (1945-2017)

Frost Brown Todd LLC
Florence, Kentucky

 

 

sheffeyDean Rita A. Sheffey

Emory University School of Law
Atlanta, Georgia

 

 

smithLarry D. Smith, Emeritus

Southern Trial Counsel | PLC
Orlando, Florida

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terez1Dennis G. Terez

Dennis G. Terez, Attorney at Law
Beachwood, Ohio

 

 

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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