SBCBA's Awards Honoring:

John B. Surr; Marcus M. Kaufman, Joseph B. Campbell, Matthew M. Kearney,
Kenneth W. Nydam, Roberta A. Shouse, Florentino Garza, and George W. Porter

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John Surr 1906-71

Given in Memory of
John B. Surr

Distinguished Lawyer,
Respected Citizen, Devoted Conservationist,
Admired by All Who Knew Him.

Awarded to the Member of the
Legal Community
Who has Best Exemplified
the High Standards of
the Profession and
the Administration of Justice

JOHN B. SURR AWARD - Established 1978

Awarded to:

  • 2017 - Donald G. Haslam
  • 2016 - Wilfrid C. Lemann
  • 2013 - William D. Shapiro
  • 2012 - Paul M. Shimoff
  • 2012 - Bruce D. Varner
  • 2010 - James R. Dunn
  • 2007 - Philip Kassel
  • 2005 - Ronald G. Skipper
  • 2005 - Robert V. Fullerton
  • 2004 - Edgar C. Keller
  • 2001 - Audrey A. Perri
  • 2000 - George W. Porter
  • 1999 - Allen B. Gresham
  • 1999 - D. Elliott Whitlock
  • 1995 - Caywood J. Borror
  • 1994 - M. Stanford Tomlinson
  • 1991 - James Banks, Jr.
  • 1989 - Marcus M. Kaufman
  • 1987 - Florentino Garza
  • 1986 - Robert J. Bierschbach
  • 1984 - Don A. Turner
  • 1979 - Carl B. Hilliard
  • 1978 - Henry M. Busch

KAUFMAN-CAMPBELL AWARD - Est. 2000

Awarded to:

  • 2017 - Raymond L. Haight, III
  • 2016 - John P. Vander Feer
  • 2015 - Jeffrey King
  • 2014 - Marsha G. Slough
  • 2013 - Larry W. Allen
  • 2012 - Tara Reilly
  • 2011 - Manuel A. Ramirez
  • 2010 - James C. McGuire
  • 2010 - J. Michael Welch
  • 2009 - Margaret A. Powers
  • 2008 - Michael M. Dest
  • 2007 - Brian McCarville
  • 2006 - A. Rex Victor
  • 2005 - Christopher Warner
  • 2004 - Bob N. Krug
  • 2003 - Patrick J. Morris
  • 2002 - Dennis G. Cole
  • 2002 - Jules E. Fleuret
  • 2002 - Michael A. Smith
  • 2001 - Joseph E. Johnston
  • 2001 - Betty A. Richli
  • 2001 - LeRoy A. Simmons
  • 2000 - John Ingro
  • 2000 - Frederick A. Mandabach
  • 2000 - Rufus L. Yent
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Marcus M. Kaufman 1929-2003
Joseph B. Campbell 1925-1990

 

In Honor of Two Outstanding and
Distinguished Jurists,
Presented to the Judges
who have Demonstrated the

Highest Standards of Judicial Excellence in the Pursuit of Justice
While Exemplifying Courtesy,
Integrity, Wisdom and Impartiality. 


KEARNEY-NYDAM-SHOUSE AWARD - Established 1978 - Augmented 2009, 2013

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Awarded to:

  • 2013 - Richard G. Simon
  • 2010 - Michael A. Scaffidi
  • 2007 - Roberta A. Shouse
  • 2005 - Kenneth Nydam
  • 2001 - Lowell R. "Barney" Jameson
  • 2000 - Melvin L. Friedland
  • 1999 - William D. Shapiro
  • 1998 - Bruce D. MacLachlan
  • 1985 - Ward O. Matthews
  • 1985 - Milton C. Dawson

In Memory of Matthew M. Kearney -
Outstanding Lawyer, Distinguished Judge...

Awarded to the Member of the Community who
has best Exemplified the High Purposes of
the Legal Aid Society.

 

 

     

     


    Florentino Garza Fortitude Award
    Established 2001

               Florentino Garza in 2009

             Florentino Garza in 2009

    To recognize and honor a lawyer who, in the tradition of the award's namesake, exhibits fortitude in firmly confronting or bearing up against suffering and adversity in the process of becoming a lawyer or in practicing law.

    "Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues." 
    John Locke

    Awarded to:

    • 2014 - James O. Heiting
    • 2009 - E. Aurora Hughes
    • 2006 - Brian Unitt
    • 2003 - James B. Hackleman

    Geo. W. Porter Criminal Trial Atty Award
    Established 2008

        George W. Porter - 1930-2008   

      George W. Porter - 1930-2008
     

    Presented to a criminal law attorney whose career-long accomplishments demonstrate the following qualities:

    The highest standard of ethics and civility;

    Commitment to excellence in the practice of criminal law;

    Practice and promotion of the ideals of advocacy with outstanding preparation, commitment and energy to clients rich and poor, powerful and well-known, or helpless and unseen;

    Leadership in the community and legal profession, mentor to new attorneys and counselor to colleagues;

    Respected by judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys; and

    An outstanding example upon which all lawyers should model their professional practice.

    Awarded to:

    • 2015 - Philip Kassel
    • 2012 - Grover L. Porter
    • 2008 - Robert Friedman