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Attorneys, judges recognized at Indiana State Bar Association awards luncheon

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News Release


September 9, 2016


Attorneys, judges recognized at Indiana State Bar Association awards luncheon


INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 9, 2016) – Each year, the Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) recognizes individuals for their contributions to the legal profession and the citizens of Indiana. The following members were recognized at the annual awards luncheon in Indianapolis on Sept. 9:


  • Michele L. Anderson, Indianapolis, Community Service Award

  • Sarah Brinkley, Michigan City, Outstanding Young Lawyer Award

  • Russell B. Cate, Carmel, Presidential Citation Award

  • Joshua A. Claybourn, Evansville, Donald R. Lundberg Writing Award

  • Stephen B. Cohen, Munster, Civility Award

  • Monica Dabio, Indianapolis, Affiliate Member Award

  • Sonia C. Das, Indianapolis, Presidential Citation Award

  • Robert B. Dyson Jr., Fishers, Liberty Bell Award

  • Hon. Geoffrey A. Gaither, Indianapolis, Hon. Viola J. Taliaferro Award

  • Leslie C. Henderzahs, Fishers, Gale Phelps Award

  • Anna Catherine Lopez, San Jose, Calif., Legal Ethics Essay Contest Award

  • John & Vivian Maley, Indianapolis, David Hamacher Public Service Award

  • Hon. Helen W. Marchal, Indianapolis, Outstanding Judge Award

  • Brian J. Paul, Indianapolis, David Hamacher Public Service Award

  • James W. Riley Jr., Indianapolis, Presidential Citation Award

  • Philip J. Ripani, Indianapolis, Presidential Citation Award

  • Hon. Robert D. Rucker, Gary, Civility Award

  • Hon. Paul E. Singleton, South Bend, Rabb Emison Award

  • Prof. Frances “Fran” L. Watson, Indianapolis, Women in the Law Recognition Award


Founded in 1896, the Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) is the single largest legal organization in the state. With nearly 12,000 members, the ISBA serves and advocates on behalf of its members, their clients and the public interest as the independent voice of the legal profession. The ISBA’s office is located in downtown Indianapolis. For more information about the State Bar, visit

Media Contact: Carissa Long, ISBA Dir. of Public Relations & Social Media, 800.266.2581,

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