Griffin Bell Award for Courageous Advocacy Committee

MANDATE: To receive and investigate recommendations and information relative to outstanding courage demonstrated by trial lawyers in unpopular or difficult cases, and where appropriate to recommend an award.

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Committee Members

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Stuart P. Miller

Chair

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C.

Rogers, AR

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Deborah B. Barbier

Vice Chair

Deborah B. Barbier, LLC

Columbia, SC

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Henry W. Asbill

Member

Buckley LLP

Washington, DC

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Christy Comstock

Member

U.S. Dist. Court, Western Dist. of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR

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Anna Green Cross

Member

Summerville Firm LLC

Atlanta, GA

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Michael L. Desautels

Member

Federal Public Defender, District of Vermont

Burlington, VT

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Wilbur A. Glahn III

Member

McLane Middleton, P.A.

Manchester, NH

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Harold K. Gordon

Member

Jones Day

New York, NY

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Sidney L. Matthew

Member

Sidney L. Matthew, PA

Tallahassee, FL

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Martha McCarthy

Member

Martha McCarthy & Company

Toronto, ON

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John D. McGavin

Member

Bancroft, McGavin, Horvath & Judkins, P.C.

Fairfax, VA

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Christine P. O'Hearn

Member

Brown & Connery, LLP

Westmont, NJ

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Cheryl A. Ramsey

Member

Szlichta & Ramsey

Stillwater, OK

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Robert C. Riter, Jr.

Member

Riter Rogers, LLP

Pierre, SD

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Jonathan Rosenthal

Member

Jonathan M. Rosenthal, Barrister

Toronto, ON

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V. Natasha Perdew Silas

Member

Federal Public Defender, Northern District of Georgia

Atlanta, GA

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Ralph A. Weber

Member

Weber Advising

Wauwatosa, WI

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John B. Williams

Member

Williams Lopatto PLLC

Washington, DC

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Jeffrey D. Morris

Immediate Past Chair

Berkowitz Oliver LLP

Prairie Village, KS

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Robert P. MacKenzie III

Regent

Starnes Davis Florie LLP

Birmingham, AL