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

  John Surr 1906-71

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:

  • 2018 - Brian F. Foster

  • 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.

Augmented-
2009: Kearney-Nydam Award
2013: Kearney-Nydam-Shouse Award

 

 

 

 


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:

  • 2018 - Jason Anderson

  • 2015 - Philip Kassel

  • 2012 - Grover L. Porter

  • 2008 - Robert Friedman