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Board of Directors
UT Law School
12:00pm
4th of July
TBA Closed
Executive Committee
Board Room
12:00pm

TBA Awards

Annual Awards Presented by the Toledo Bar Association

The Toledo Bar Association presents three awards annually for service to the association and the community. TBA members can nominate a colleague for an award at any time by sending an email to TBA Executive Director Brad Lagusch (blagusch@toledobar.org). Please specify the name of the attorney and the relevant award.

 

The Robert Kelb Distinguished Service Award

The Kelb Award is presented by the Board of Directors of the Toledo Bar Association to a member of the TBA who has unselfishly served the Bar Association and its members. The award is named after Robert A. Kelb, who practiced law in Toledo for 58 years. Mr. Kelb’s dedication to service was demonstrated by his involvement with many organizations – fraternal, professional and charitable. In 1943, Robert Kelb was elected as President of the Lucas County Bar Association and in 1968 served as President of the Toledo Bar Association. In Memory of Robert Kelb, this award is presented annually at the Holiday Luncheon. The recipients are persons who consistently devote time and talents in service to the Toledo Bar Association through work on its various committees. 

  • 1992 – Edward J. McCormick, Jr.
  • 1993 – Walter H. Lehman (posthumously)
  • 1994 – Lavelle A. Willinger
  • 1995 – Marc Gertner
  • 1996 – Robert G. Morris
  • 1997 – James H. Fox
  •          – Raymond d. Baldwin
  • 1998 – Frank E. Kane
  • 1999 – John G. Mattimoe
  •          – Maurice D. O'Connell
  • 2000 – Raymond G. Esch
  • 2001 – Laurie J. Pangle
  • 2002 – David A. Ward
  • 2003 – Michael J. Todak
  • 2004 – Paul E. Accetola
  • 2005 – Mag. Paul Jomantas
  • 2006 – Yolanda D. Gwinn
  • 2007 – James F. Nooney
  • 2008 – Alan Dills
  • 2009 – Kenneth I. White, Sr.
  • 2010 – John D. DiSalle
  • 2011 – Mag. Vernelis Armstrong
  • 2012 – Jerome Phillips
  • 2013 – Christopher F. Parker
  • 2014 – Steven P. Collier
  • 2015 – Catherine Garcia-Feehan
  • 2016 – Hon. Arlene Singer
  • 2017 – Hon. Jack Zouhary 

Trustees Award

The Trustees Award is given by the Toledo Bar Association Board of Directors to a young member of the Association who exemplifies professionalism in the practice of law and who has demonstrated a commitment to improving the legal profession through active involvement in the Toledo Bar Association.

  • 1999 – Chris Parker
  • 2000 – Julia S. Wiley
  • 2001 – John A. Coble
  • 2002 – Timothy C. Kuhlman
  • 2003 - Rochelle Abou-Arraj
  • 2004 – Jason A. Hill
  • 2005 – Michelle L. Kranz
  • 2006 – Bonnie R. Rankin
  • 2007 – M. Catherine Garcia-Feehan
  • 2008 – Mechelle Zarou
  • 2009 – Stephen Hartman
  • 2010 – Dana Ewing
  • 2011 – Said Orra
  • 2012 – Milton Pommeranz
  • 2013 – Sarah Skow
  • 2014 – Melan Forcht
  • 2015 – Joshua S. Peterson
  • 2016 – Valerie Fatica
  • 2017 – Kurt W. Bruderly

Community Service Award

The Community Service Award is given by the Toledo Bar Association Board of Directors to the Toledo Bar Association member who demonstrates a commitment to the community by unselfishly giving of his or her time and service to community organizations or community activities that are not law related. 

Past Recipients
  • 1998 – William G. Meyer
  • 1999 – Richard H. Carr
  • 2000 – Stuart J. Goldberg
  • 2001 – Hon. David A. Katz
  • 2002 – John F. Hayward
  • 2003 – William F. Bates
  • 2004 – Richard G. LaValley, Jr.
  • 2005 – Robert V. Sterling
  • 2006 – Thomas W. Palmer
  • 2007 – Marsha A. Manahan
  • 2008 – Hon. Mary Ann Whipple
  • 2009 – Hon. J. Ronald Bowman
  • 2010 – James Millon (posthumously)
    John Wagoner (posthumously)
  • 2011 – Mark Schaffer (posthumously)
  • 2012 – Nicole Khoury
  • 2013 – Marvin K. Jacobs
  • 2014 – Thomas P. Killam
  • 2015 – James E. Brazeau
  • 2016 – Louise A. Jackson 
  • 2017  – Margaret J. Lockhart