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June 16, 2009
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Release No. 09-010

STATE BAR ANNOUNCES 2009 AWARDS

The following attorneys and judges were honored with special awards at the Maryland State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting in Ocean City, Maryland:

MSBA SPECIAL AWARDS

Spotlight Awards

  • Seasoned Attorney - Edward T. Pinder
  • Young Lawyer - Justin Browne
  • Anselm Sodaro Award – The Honorable Robert Steinberg

PRESIDENTIAL BEST SECTION PROJECT AWARDS:

  • Service to the Public - Taxation Section for their US Tax Court Pro Bono Program
  • Service to its Member - Business Law Section - Entrepreneur's Almanac

MARYLAND BAR FOUNDATION AWARDS

  • Edward F. Shea, Jr. Professionalism Award – Michael W. Siri
  • H. Vernon Eney Award – Honorable Irma Raker
  • J. Joseph Curran Award - Honorable Andrew Sonner

INDIVIDUAL MSBA SECTION AWARDS:

ADR SECTION

  • ROBERT M. BELL AWARD - Ramona B. Buck.

BUSINESS LAW SECTION

  • JAMES J. HANKS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
    Winner - Larry Scriggins
  • STEVEN J. MANDELL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
    Winner - Gia Nicole Vakoutis

CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY SECTION

  • Belsky Award - Alex Gordon

CRIMINAL LAW SECTION

  • ROBERT C. HEENEY AWARD
    Winner - Robert Bonsib

FAMILY LAW SECTION

  • BEVERLY GRONER AWARD
    Winner - Sheila Sachs

REAL PROPERTY SECTION

  • DISTINGUISHED MARYLAND REAL PROPERTY PRACTITIONER OF THE YEAR AWARD
    Winner - John J. Delaney

SENIOR LAWYERS SECTION

  • SENIOR LAWYER OF THE YEAR AWARD
    Winner - the Honorable Shirley B. Jones

SOLO AND SMALL FIRM SECTION

  • HJORTSBERG AWARD
    Winner - Mary Ellen Flynn

TAXATION SECTION

  • TAX EXCELLENCE AWARD
    Winner - Robert L. Zouck

J. RONALD SHIFF MEMORIAL PRO BONO AWARD:

  • Winners -
    Mary Beth Beattie
    Robin W. Denick

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A Voluntary, non-profit membership organization, the Maryland State Bar Association is comprised of more than 23,000 attorneys and judges. The MSBA monitors judicial and legislative issues, offers legal education opportunities and promotes leadership within the legal profession. The MSBA offers public service programs to ensure the delivery of quality legal services to all citizens and is committed to furthering the efficient administration of justice and equality for all.