New York Criminal Bar Association Annual Dinner

Past Honorees and Guest Speakers

Year
The Robert L. Cohen Award
Guest Speaker
Additional Awards/Speakers
2014

Anthony Ricco

The Honorable Shira Scheindlin

Honorable Michael Obus

2013

O.T. Wells

The Honorable Jonathan Lippman
The Honorable Analisa Torres
2012

Edward D. Wilford

The Honorable Frederic Block

Kenneth Marshall
(Posthumous Meritorious Service Award)

2011
Joshua L. Dratel
Col. Jeffrey Colwell
Chief Defense Counsel
U.S. Military Commissions
Recognition given to the many NY criminal defense attorneys who have defended the Constitution by representing defendants charged with terrorist offenses in New York and elsewhere
2010
Frederick P. Hafetz
The Honorable Gerald E. Lynch
Leonard Levenson
(Meritorious Service Award)
2009
David Ruhnke
John Niland
The Honoranle John Gleeson
The Honorable Patrick E. Higginbotham (5th Cir.)
Eleanor Jackson Piel
(Meritorious Service Award)
2008
Herald Price Fahringer
The Honorable Gustav Reichbach
Kevin McNally
(Special Recognition Award)
Henry J. Steinglass
(Meritorious Service Award)
2007
Norman Reimer
Barry Kimmins
The Honorable Jack B. Weinstein
(Outstanding Jurist Award)
2006
Gerald L. Shargel
The Honorable Michael Correiero
Andrew Patel
Donna Newman
2005
Lawrence Hochheiser
Murray Richman
2004
Martin Adelman
The Honorable S. John Martin, Jr.
2003
Charles Adler
The Honorable Jed S. Rakoff
2002
Louis Aidala
The Honorable Charles S. Haight, Jr.
2001

Capital Defender Office
(By Kevin Doyle)

Ronald J. Tabak
2000
Myron Beldock
John Artis
Leon Friedman
Lewis Steel
1999
James LaRossa
Congressman Jerold Nadler
1998
Jack Hoffinger
The Homorable James Y. Yates
1997
Richard Ware Levitt
The Homorable Judith Kaye
1996
The Hon. Robert Louis Cohen
The Honorable Betty Weinberg Ellerin
1995
Jack Litman
The Honorable Joseph P. Sullivan
1994
Larry Goldman
The Honorable Bruce McM. Wright

Note: In 2004, the Hon. Robert Louis Cohen Award for Professional Excellence was named after the New York Criminal Bar Association's first President. Prior to 2004, the Association's top honor was awarded without a specific dedication.

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