2022 Award winners will be announced in February.


Ivory Goudy, JD ’18, Defense Attorney, Office of the Public Defender at Fulton County, Atlanta, GA

Raphael Stern, JD ’17, Staff Attorney, Lawyers Alliance for New York, New York, NY

James Bogin, JD ’84, Senior Supervising Attorney, Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York, Albany, NY

Katherine Ensler, JD ’13, Assistant Federal Defender, Federal Community Defender Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Mildred Whalen, JD ’92, Attorney, Federal Defenders of New York, New York, NY

Joseph Wheeler, JD ’03, Supervisory Attorney, Office of Civil Rights, US Department of Education, San Francisco, CA

Previous Awardees:

Stephanie Delgado, JD 14,  (Rising Star), Senior Direct Representation Attorney, Kids In Need of Defense; Los Angeles, CA

Pradine Saint-Fort, JD ’10, Pro Bono Fellow, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP; New York, NY

Geoffrey Schmits, JD ’94, Senior Director of Finance & Planning, Volunteer Now!; Tarrytown, NY

Linda Slamon, JD ’93, Public Defender, New Hampshire Public Defender; Portsmouth, NH

Carolyn Wald, JD ’16, (Rising Star), Staff Attorney – LGBTQ & HIV Project, American Civil Liberties Union; Chicago, IL

Steve Yeager, JD 04, Assemblyman, District 9 and Partner, Atkinson, Watkins & Hoffmann; Las Vegas, NV

Diane L. Campbell, JD ’98 Supervising Attorney, Legal Assistance of Western New York; Ithaca, NY

Earl A. Kirkland III, JD ’13 (Rising Star), John Payton Appellate and Supreme Court Advocacy Fellow, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund; New York, NY

Steven A. Koh, JD ’08, Associate in Law, Columbia Law School; New York, NY

Jessica Hittelman Lopez, JD ’13 (Rising Star), Staff Attorney, Brooklyn Legal Services; Brooklyn, NY

Andrew D. Miller, JD ’90, Executive Director, Human Solutions; Portland, Oregon

Brian P. Moran, JD ’93 (Pro Bono Award), Senior Attorney, Litigation Department, Paul Hastings; New York, NY

Deborah Agus ‘79, Executive Director, Behavioral Health Leadership Institute, Baltimore, MD

David Kagle ‘08, Staff Attorney, Legal Assistance of Western New York, Bath Office, Bath, NY

Ryan Norwood ‘02, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Federal Public Defender, District of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

Cheyenne Sanders ’14 (Rising Star Award), Deputy General Counsel, Yurok Tribe, Klamath, CA

Daniel Sosland ‘85, President, Acadia Center, Rockport ME

Quinten Steenhuis ‘08, Senior Attorney, Greater Boston Legal Services – Boston, MA

Samuel Angell ‘88Assistant Federal Defender, Federal Community Defender Office, Philadelphia, PA

Ronna Blau ‘72, Deputy Chief Attorney, NYS Mental Hygiene Legal Services, First Department, New York, NY

Lynn W.L. Fahey ‘70, Attorney-in-Charge, Appellate Advocates, New York, NY

Naomi Post ‘79, Executive Director, Children’s Defense Fund, New York, NY

Deborah Press (rising star), Director of Regulatory Affairs, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Washington, DC

Katherine Rybak ‘79, Staff Attorney, Indiana Legal Services, Inc., Evansville, IN

Jeffrey Vogt ‘99, Legal Director, International Trade Union Confederation, Washington, DC

Leslie Wheelock ‘84, Director of the Office of Tribal Relations, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC

Meredyth Andrus ‘85, Attorney, Health Care Division, U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C.

Christopher Clark ‘05, Associate, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Boston, MA

Ed Cross ‘76, Staff Attorney, New Hampshire Public Defender, Manchester, NH

Sharice Davids ’10 (Rising Star Award), Deputy Director, Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation – Porcupine, SD

Tanya Douglas ‘92, Director, Disability Advocacy Project, Manhattan Legal Services – New York, NY

Edwin Lopez-Soto ‘81, Chief Counsel, Rochester City School District, Rochester, NY

Angela Rea ‘02, Chief, Adult Trial Division, Louisville-Jefferson County Public Defender, Louisville, KY

Ronald Chillemi ’96, Assistant Attorney General, State of New Jersey, Trenton, NJ

Nav Dayanand LL.M. ’04, Director of Federal Government Relations, The Nature Conservancy, Portland, OR

Lisa Graves ’94, Executive Director, Center for Media and Democracy, Madison, WI

William Kolen ’82 (Posthumous Award), Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, Chicago, IL

Jessica Lazarin ’06 (Rising Star Award), Immigration Staff Attorney, Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Buffalo, NY

Laura Miranda ’98, Adjunct Clinical Faculty Member, Tribal Legal Development Clinic, UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, CA

Emily Paavola ’05 (Rising Star Award), Executive Director, South Carolina Death Penalty Resource and Defense Center, Columbia, SC

David Pels ’87 , Supervising Attorney, Legal Assistance of Western New York, Bath, NY

Jerome “Sam” Tarver ’90 , Associate General Counsel and Ethics Officer, U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Washington, D.C.

George Cohen ’57, Director, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Washington, DC

Joseph Krakora ’83, Public Defender State of New Jersey, Trenton, NJ

Cyrus Mehri ’88, Partner, Mehri &Skalet LLP, Washington, DC

Alicia Plotkin ’80, Senior Staff Attorney, Legal Assistance of Western New York, Ithaca, NY

Judith Whiting ’86, General Counsel, Community Service Society, New York, NY

James Yoon ’03, Senior Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Human Rights and Special Prosecutions, Washington, DC

David Baron ’77, Earthjustice, Washington, DC

Hon. Robert Boochever ’41 (posthumous),U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, Pasadena, CA

Eve Hill ’89, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Washington, DC

Keisha Hudson ’03, Federal Community Defender, Capital Habeas Unit, Philadelphia, PA

Bryn Lovejoy-Grinnell ’08 (rising star award), Hiscock Legal Aid, Syracuse, NY

Cristina Velez ’02, HIV Law Project, New York, NY

Dennis Walsh ’83, Federal Labor Relations Authority, Washington, DC

Wendy Weinberg ’84, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Washington, DC

Elizabeth Barker ’89 , Contra Costa Public Defender, Martinez, CA

Andrew Cowan ’08 (Rising Star Award), Committee for Public Counsel Services, Public Defender Division, Dedham, MA

Gabriela Solis de Ibarrola LL.M. ’02, Bufete Juridico Gratuito Social, A.C., Mexico City

Matthew Faiella ’05 (Rising Star Award), U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, New York, NY

Neil Getnick ’78, Getnick &Getnick, LLP, New York, NY

Len Kennedy ’77, U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Washington, DC

Peggy Lee ’96, Southeastern Ohio Legal Services, Athens, OH

Michael Levine ’80, Local Initiatives Support Organization, New York, NY

Robin Lunge ’95, State of VT Director of Health Care Reform, Burlington, VT

Jason Patlis ’92, National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, Washington, DC

Shane Cooper ’03, Lt. Commander, U.S. Navy

Lawrence F. Gardella ’75, Legal Services of Alabama, Montgomery, AL

Mary Griffin ’88, Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game, Boston, MA

Matthew D. Glasser ’77, World Bank, Washington, DC

Nancy Koppe ’92, U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

Charlotte Lanvers ’07 (rising star award), Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Inc., Berkeley, CA

June Lorenzo ’84, Pueblo of Laguna, Laguna, NM

Marie Pierre Py ’05 (rising star award), Public Defender Service of D.C., Washington, DC

Barber Conable AB ’42 LL.B. (posthumous), President, World Bank, Washington, DC

David E. Fritchey ’72, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Philadelphia, PA

Nicola Goren ’92, Corporation for National and Community Service, Washington, DC

Allison Jordan ’05 (rising star award), Legal Aid Society of New York, New York, NY

James Murphy ’76, Legal Services of Central New York, Cortland, NY

Jessica Polansky ’05 (rising star award), Childrens’ Rights, New York, NY

Jay Waks BS ’68 JD ’71, Kaye Scholer LLP, New York, NY

Daniel Boglioli ’00 (rising star award), Kaye Scholer LLP, New York, NY

Carl J. Boykin ’88, NYS Attorney General’s Office, Albany, NY

Arthur Eisenberg ’68, New York Civil Liberties Union, New York, NY

Bryan D. Hetherington ’75, Empire Justice Center, Rochester, NY

Douglas Meiklejohn ’71, New Mexico Environmental Law Center, Santa Fe, NM

Martha L. Raimon ’85, Center for the Study of Social Policy, New York, NY

Jamie Andree ’79, Indiana Legal Services, Bloomington, IN

Joe Iarocci ’84, CARE, Atlanta, GA

Shannon Minter ’93, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Washington, DC

Rosemary Pye ’74, National Labor Relations Board, Boston, MA

John Tobin ’74, New Hampshire Legal Assistance, Manchester, NH

Lisa Wolford ’02 (rising star award), New Hampshire Public Defender, Concord, NH

Saman Zia Zarifi ’93, Human Rights Watch, Washington, DC

David S. Buckel ’87, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, New York, NY

Gitanjali Gutierrez ’01, Center for Constitutional Rights, New York, NY

Douglas Lasdon ’81, Urban Justice Center, New York, NY

Albert H. Meyerhoff ’72, Lerach, Coughlin, Stoia, Geller, Rudman & Robbins, LLP, Los Angeles, CA

Stephen Myers ’71, The Legal Aid Society, Brooklyn, NY

Patricia Warth ’96, Prisoners’ Legal Services, Buffalo, NY

Helaine Knickerbocker ’51, Gay Men’s Health Crisis, New York, NY

Paul W. Lee ’76, Goodwin Procter, Boston, MA

Angelica Matos ’99, Junta for Progressive Action, New Haven, CT

Elizabeth Padilla ’02 (posthumous), Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers’ Project, Brooklyn, NY

Martha Roberts ’84, Legal Assistance of Western New York, Geneva, NY

Michael Wright ’94, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Houston, TX