Awards History

Awards History


2022 Award Recipients

The Ritter Award

Annalisa Williams, Akron, OH

The Ramey Award for Distinguished Community Service

Inajo Davis Chappell, Solon, Ohio

Outstanding Program or Organization Award

Luigi Dodieu, Dayton, OH

Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award

Carl Smallwood, Columbus, OH

Statewide Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under

Valissa Turner Howard, South Euclid, Ohio

Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under

Cindy Cunningham, Mount Vernon, OH

Bailey Higgins, Bucyrus, OH

Joseph Barton, Dayton, OH

Sarah Perez, Columbus, Ohio

Lydia Gross, Painesville, OH

Sam Berten , Cincinnati , Ohio

Aaron Bruggeman, Barnesville, OH

Rachel Triplett, Georgetown, OH

Amanda Lantz, Springfield, OH

Brandon Brown, Cleveland, Ohio

Hanne-Lore Gambrell, Akron, Ohio

2021 Award Recipients

The Ritter Award

John S. Stith, Cincinnati

The Ramey Award for Distinguished Community Service

Sanford Watson, Cleveland

Outstanding Program or Organization Award

Peggy Zone Fisher, Cleveland

Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under

Tonya Rogers, Canton, Ohio

Molli Schleucher, Celina, Ohio

S. Andrew Sturgill, Portsmouth, Ohio

Kyle Witucky, Zanesville, Ohio

Elizabeth Bux, Medina, oh

Marissa Fitzpatrick, Perrysburg, OH

Liliana Vasquez, Columbus, OH

Lindsey Baker, Cincinnati, OH

2020 Award Recipients

The Ritter Award

Hon. Michael J. Newman, Dayton

The Ramey Award for Distinguished Community Service

Jeffrey Pollock, Cleveland

Outstanding Program or Organization Award

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association/Rebecca McMahon, Cleveland

Statewide Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under

Katrina Thompson, Columbus

Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under

Lee Heckman, Newark

Bryan Conaway, Cambridge

Christopher Teodosio, Akron

Jaclyn Vary, Cleveland

Katrina Thompson, Columbus

Judge Gerald Parker, Dayton

Matthew Wagner, Cincinnati

2019 Award Recipients

The Ritter Award

Richard F. Swope, Columbus

The Ramey Award for Distinguished Community Service

Donald H. Messinger , Cleveland

Outstanding Program or Organization Award

Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center, Columbus

Statewide Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under

James K. Stanley, Pomeroy

2018 Award Recipients

The Ritter Award

Marvin L. Karp, Cleveland

The Ramey Award for Distinguished Community Service

Melinda G. Seeds, Pataskala

Outstanding Program or Organization Award

Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio, Cincinnati

Statewide Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under

Brandon Cox, Cleveland

2017 Award Recipients

The Ritter Award

Retired Honorable Evelyn Lundberg Stratton, Columbus

The Ramey Award for Distinguished Community Service

Stephen F. Tilson, Galion

Outstanding Program or Organization Award

Sisters In Law, Toledo

Statewide Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under

Michael W. Kelley, Columbus

2016 Award Recipients

The Ritter Award

Sandra J. Anderson, Columbus

The Ramey Award for Distinguished Community Service

Ronald L. Kahn, Cleveland

Outstanding Program or Organization Award

Summit County Juvenile Court Crossroads Program, Akron

Statewide Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under

Drew Odum, Cleveland

2015 Award Recipients

The Ritter Award

Fred J. Ball, Cleveland

The Ramey Award for Distinguished Community Service

Steven W. Jemison, Cincinnati

Outstanding Program or Organization Award

Ohio Innocence Project, University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnati

Statewide Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under

Sarah K. Skow, Toledo

2014 Award Recipients

The Ritter Award

Patrick J. Perotti, Painesville

The Ramey Award for Distinguished Community Service

Carter E. Strang, Cleveland

Outstanding Program or Organization Award

Ao: Advocating Opportunity and Louis Stokes Scholars Program, Toledo/Cleveland

Statewide Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under

Angela A. Wu, Oberlin

2013 Award Recipients

The Ritter Award

Reginald S. Jackson, Jr., Maumee

The Ramey Award for Distinguished Community Service

Edward G. Marks, Cincinnati

Outstanding Program or Organization Award

START Program, Dayton

Statewide Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under

Nicole I. Khoury, Toledo

2012 Award Recipients

Distinguished Community Service Award

Merle F. Wilberding, Dayton

The Ritter Award

Ronald W. Dougherty, Canton

Outstanding Program or Organization Award

Court Community Service, Cleveland

Perry County Free Legal Clinic, Lexington

Statewide Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under

Jason Given, Coshocton

2011 Award Recipients

Statewide Community Service for Attorneys 40 and Under

Shawna L. L'Italien, Salem

Honorary Life Fellowship Award

Harold D. Spears, Ironton

The Ritter Award

Stephen E. Chappelear, Columbus

Outstanding Program or Organization Award

Fugitive Safe Surrender Program of Cleveland, Cleveland

2010 Award Recipients

Honorary Life Fellowship Award

David C. Weiner, Cleveland

The Ritter Award

Hon. Richard K. Warren, Lima

Outstanding Program or Organization Award

Advocates for Basic Legal Equality & Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Dayton/Toledo/Defiance

Statewide Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under

Danyelle S. T. Wright, Dayton

2009 Award Recipients

Honorary Life Fellowship

The Hon. Charles F. Kurfess, Perrysburg

The Ritter Award

Robert M. Clyde, Hubbard

Outstanding Program or Organization Award

Legal Aid Society of Cleveland - Community Advocacy Program, Cleveland

Interfaith Legal Services Clinic at Andrews House, Delaware

Statewide Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under

Jeffrey A. Brauer, Cleveland

Chad A. Readler, Columbus

2008 Award Recipients

Honorary Life Fellowship

Michael R. Merz, Dayton

The Ritter Award

Joseph W. Shea III, Cincinnati

Outstanding Program or Organization Award

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association 3 Rs Program, Cleveland

Statewide Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under

Robert W. Edmund, Tampa, FL

2007 Award Recipients

Honorary Life Fellowship

Charles C. Warner, Columbus

The Ritter Award

Sally W. Bloomfield, Columbus

Statewide Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under

Amy L. Demlow, Medina

2006 Award Recipients

Outstanding Research Award

Douglas A. Berman, Columbus

Outstanding Public or Government Service Award

Terre L. Vandervoort, Lancaster

R. Edward Marks, Alberquerque, NM

Outstanding Program or Organization

Summer Legal Academy of Cleveland, Cleveland

Honorary Life Fellowship

John J. Chester, Columbus

The Ritter Award

William J. Bingle, Toledo

Statewide Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under

Paul Scott Lorenzo, Powell

2005 Award Recipients

Outstanding Research Award

Election Law @ Moritz, Columbus

Honorary Life Fellowship

Lyonel C. Jones, Cleveland

Outstanding Public or Government Service Award

Thomas W. Weeks, Columbus

Outstanding Program or Organization

Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project, Dayton

The Ritter Award

Michael E. Flowers, Columbus

Statewide Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under

Matthew L. Reger, Bowling Green

2004 Award Recipients

Outstanding Program or Organization

Law Tuesday of the Toledo Bar Association's Pro Bono Services, Toledo

Outstanding Research Award

Donald F. Melhorn Jr., Toledo

Outstanding Public or Government Service Award

Justice Evelyn L. Stratton, Worthington

Outstanding Research Award

Robert J. Nordstrom, Columbus

Honorary Life Fellows

Earnest Karam, Cincinnati

The Ritter Award

F.M. (Mike) Apicella, Russell Township

Statewide Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under

Joanne S. Peters, Columbus

2003 Award Recipients

Outstanding Research Award

Prof. Susan R. Martyn, Toledo

Outstanding Public or Government Service Award

Michael Orlando, Lancaster

Outstanding Program or Organization

Toledo Bar Association Law-Related School Education Committee, Toledo

Honorary Life Fellows

Eddie M. Cole, Detroit, MI

Outstanding Public or Government Service Award

Jean E. Atkin, Newbury

The Ritter Award

Samuel H. Porter, Columbus

Statewide Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under

Mark K. McCown, Ironton

2002 Award Recipients

Honorary Life Fellows

Josiah Hillerman Blackmore III, Blacklick

Outstanding Public or Government Service Award

Hon. Kathleen L. Giesler, Port Clinton

Honorary Life Fellows

John S. Stith, Cincinnati

Outstanding Research Award

Howard M. Friedman, Toledo

The Ritter Award

Ralph Kennedy Frasier, Jackson, FL

Statewide Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under

Grant B. Garverick, Galion

2001 Award Recipients

Honorary Life Fellows

Howard H. Harcha Jr., Portsmouth

Outstanding Research Award

Glen Weissenberger, River Forest, IL

Outstanding Public or Government Service Award

Hon. Denise Herman McColley, Napoleon

Outstanding Program or Organization

The Ohio State University Pro Bono Research Program, Columbus

The Ritter Award

Robert G. Morris, Toledo

Statewide Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under

Linda R. Warner, Pomeroy

2000 Award Recipients

The Ritter Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Administration of Justice

Hon. John D. Holschuh, Cincinnati

Toledo Bar Association AIDS Assistance Committee, Toledo

Service to the Public for 50 Years

Hon. Gerald E. Radcliffe, Chillicothe

Lloyd Fisher Jr., Columbus

Outstanding Research or Service in Law or Government

William K. Weisenberg, Columbus

Honorary Life Fellows

John F. Hayward, Toledo

Statewide Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under

Kent Wellington, Cincinnati

1999 Award Recipients

Service to the Public for 50 Years

Walter M. Lawson Jr., Lima

The Ritter Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Administration of Justice

Jack G. Day, Cleveland

Outstanding Research or Service in Law or Government

Thomas L. Blust, Batavia

Honorary Life Fellows

William C. Becker, Akron

Statewide Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under

David A. Martin, Columbus

1998 Award Recipients

The Ritter Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Administration of Justice

Nancy H. Rogers, Columbus

Service to the Public for 50 Years

Arthur I. Vorys, Gahanna

Outstanding Research or Service in Law or Government

Hon. Robert V. Franklin Jr., Toledo

Honorary Life Fellows

Hon. Harold F. White, Akron

Statewide Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under

Robert J. Reynolds, Wooster

1997 Award Recipients

The Ritter Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Administration of Justice

P.E.A.C.E Program, Marion

Service to the Public for 50 Years

Edward S. Noble, St. Marys

Outstanding Research or Service in Law or Government

Hon. James G. Carr, Toledo

The Ritter Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Administration of Justice

Leslie W. Jacobs, Gates Mills

Honorary Life Fellows

Hon. Ronald B. Adrine, Cleveland

Statewide Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under

John J. Williams, Cincinnati

1996 Award Recipients

The Ritter Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Administration of Justice

Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer, Columbus

The Cleveland Bar Association Juvenile Justice Initiative, Cleveland

Service to the Public for 50 Years

Robert B. Gosline, Toledo

Outstanding Research or Service in Law or Government

Hon. Walter A. Porter, Dayton

Honorary Life Fellows

Albert L. Bell, Westerville

Statewide Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under

Stephen F. Hubbard, Defiance

1995 Award Recipients

Outstanding Research or Service in Law or Government

Hon. John W. Potter, Toledo

The Ritter Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Administration of Justice

The Toledo Bar Association Pro Bono Legal Services Program, Toledo

Service to the Public for 50 Years

Hon. William W. Badger, Millersburg

Honorary Life Fellows

George E. Schroeder, Ottawa

Statewide Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under

Thomas E. Szykowny, Columbus

Paul E. Croy, Waterville

1994 Award Recipients

Honorary Life Fellows

Edward C. Redmond, Painesville

Outstanding Research or Service in Law or Government

Thomas E. Cavendish, Columbus

Service to the Public for 50 Years

Lloyd H. O'Hara, Dayton

The Ritter Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Administration of Justice

Hon. John M. Meagher, San Rafael, CA

1993 Award Recipients

Honorary Life Fellows

Ivan L. Miller, Cleveland

Outstanding Research or Service in Law or Government

C. Terry Johnson, Dayton

Service to the Public for 50 Years

Theodore M. Berry, Cincinnati

The Ritter Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Administration of Justice

Toledo Citizen Dispute Settlement Program, Toledo

1992 Award Recipients

Honorary Life Fellows

Thomas J. Harrington, Fort Meyers, FL

Outstanding Research or Service in Law or Government

Hon. William Ammer, Circleville

Service to the Public for 50 Years

Gordon B. Gray, Athens

The Ritter Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Administration of Justice

Robert M. Duncan, Columbus

1991 Award Recipients

Supreme Court of Ohio's Off-Site Court Program, Columbus

Service to the Public for 50 Years

Hon. Charlton M. Myers, Moral

Outstanding Research or Service in Law or Government

William E. Knepper, Columbus

Honorary Life Fellows

Wayne E. Shaffer, Bryan

1990 Award Recipients

Outstanding Research or Service in Law or Government

Zolman Cavitch, Tarpon Springs, FL

Service to the Public for 50 Years

Leonard A. Weakley, Cincinnati

The Ritter Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Administration of Justice

The Ohio Center for Law-Related Education Ohio Mock Trial Program, Columbus

Honorary Life Fellows

Hon. J. Craig Wright, Columbus

1989 Award Recipients

The Ritter Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Administration of Justice

Florence E. Allen, Mentor

Honorary Life Fellows

John T. Brown, Mansfield

Outstanding Research or Service in Law or Government

William K. Thomas, Cleveland

Service to the Public for 50 Years

Robert L. Moulton

1988 Award Recipients

The Ritter Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Administration of Justice

Abraham Gertner, Columbus

Service to the Public for 50 Years

John E. Bauknecht

Charles P. Baker Jr., Painesville

Outstanding Research or Service in Law or Government

Francis X. Beytagh, Jacksonville, FL

Honorary Life Fellows

Jack F. Pickrel, Montgomery

1987 Award Recipients

Service to the Public for 50 Years

Kenneth M. Petri, Galion

Honorary Life Fellows

Bradley J. Schaeffer

Outstanding Research or Service in Law or Government

Richard M. Markus, Fairview Park

The Ritter Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Administration of Justice

John A. Carnahan, Columbus

Frank A. Bazler, Troy

1986 Award Recipients

Ohio Northern University Law Review, Ada

Service to the Public for 50 Years

Karl H. Weaner, Defiance

Outstanding Research or Service in Law or Government

Bruce I. Petrie, Cincinnati

Honorary Life Fellows

William W. Falsgraf, Cleveland

1985 Award Recipients

William R. Van Aken, Shaker Heights

Joseph B. Miller, Columbus

Outstanding Research or Service in Law or Government

Robert L. Hausser, Marietta

Service to the Public for 50 Years

J. Paul McNamara

The Ritter Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Administration of Justice

Ralph S. Locher, Beachwood

1984 Award Recipients

Outstanding Research or Service in Law or Government

John W. McCormac, Worthington

Honorary Life Fellows

James L. Young

Service to the Public for 50 Years

Earl F. Morris, Columbus

The Ritter Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Administration of Justice

Robert L. McBride, Dayton

1983 Award Recipients

Service to the Public for 50 Years

Carl B. Felger, Piqua

The Ritter Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Administration of Justice

Columbus Night Prosecutors Program, Columbus

Outstanding Research or Service in Law or Government

Robert Lynn, Upper Arlington

Honorary Life Fellows

Robert E. Leach, Columbus

1982 Award Recipients

Service to the Public for 50 Years

George J. McMonagle, Rocky River

The Ritter Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Administration of Justice

James L. McCrystal, Cleveland

Service to the Public for 50 Years

Harry P. Jeffrey, Dayton

Outstanding Research or Service in Law or Government

Stanley E. Harper Jr., Fort Mitchell, KY

Honorary Life Fellows

Sam D. Bartlo, Hudson

1981 Award Recipients

The Ritter Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Administration of Justice

Licking County Municipal Court, Newark

Service to the Public for 50 Years

James Slater Gibson, Ottawa Hills

Outstanding Research or Service in Law or Government

Oliver Schroeder Jr., Chardon

Honorary Life Fellows

William L. Howland, Portsmouth

1980 Award Recipients

Service to the Public for 50 Years

Lisle M. Buckingham, Akron

Outstanding Research or Service in Law or Government

William R. Van Aken, Shaker Heights

Honorary Life Fellows

John A. Eckler, Columbus

1979 Award Recipients

Service to the Public for 50 Years

Leonard J. Stern, Columbus

Outstanding Research or Service in Law or Government

Earl F. Morris, Columbus

1978 Award Recipients

Hon. William B. Saxbe, Columbus

Service to the Public for 50 Years

Lester L. Cecil Sr., Dayton

1977 Award Recipients

Outstanding Research or Service in Law or Government

Arthur W. Doyle, Akron

Service to the Public for 50 Years

J.J.P. Corrigan, Columbus

1976 Award Recipients

Samuel T. Gains

Outstanding Research or Service in Law or Government

W. Bitner Browne, Springfield

1975 Award Recipients

Service to the Public for 50 Years

Jamille G. Jamra, Toledo

Girard E. Kalbfleisch, Mansfield

Outstanding Research or Service in Law or Government

Craig Spangenberg, Cleveland

1974 Award Recipients

James L. Young

Service to the Public for 50 Years

Henry S. Brainard

1973 Award Recipients

Robert P. Goldman, Cincinnati

John M. Newman, Youngstown

Outstanding Research or Service in Law or Government

C. William O'Neill, Dublin

1972 Award Recipients

Service to the Public for 50 Years

Murray Seasongood, Cincinnati

Outstanding Research or Service in Law or Government

John W. Bricker, Columbus

1971 Award Recipients

Service to the Public for 50 Years

John Baker Hollister, Cincinnati

Leo H. Faust, Urbana

Outstanding Research or Service in Law or Government

Charles M. Zelkowitz, Mount Vernon

1970 Award Recipients

Service to the Public for 50 Years

Grace Fern Heck Faust, Troy

Joseph Thomas

Outstanding Research or Service in Law or Government

Hiram L. Connett, Columbus

1969 Award Recipients

Hon. John V. Corrigan, Cleveland

Service to the Public for 50 Years

H.R. Loomis, Ravenna

1968 Award Recipients

Outstanding Research or Service in Law or Government

Oscar A. Hunsicker, Akron

Service to the Public for 50 Years

Andrew S. Iddings, Dayton

1967 Award Recipients

Outstanding Research or Service in Law or Government

Russell H. Kear, Upper Sandusky

The Ritter Award

C. Blake McDowell, Akron

1966 Award Recipients

Service to the Public for 50 Years

Aronhold C. Schapiro, Portsmouth

Outstanding Research or Service in Law or Government

Charles B. Zimmerman, Columbus

1965 Award Recipients

Paul C. Weick, Stow

Service to the Public for 50 Years

Gillum H. Doolittle, Akron

1964 Award Recipients

Outstanding Research or Service in Law or Government

Frank R. Strong, Columbus/Chapel Hill, NC

Service to the Public for 50 Years

George W. Ritter, Toledo