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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Jeffrey D. Morris


Berkowitz Oliver LLP

Prairie Village, KS

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Stuart P. Miller

Vice Chair

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

Rogers, AR

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Henry W. Asbill


Buckley LLP

Washington, DC

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Deborah B. Barbier


Deborah B. Barbier, LLC

Columbia, SC

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Christy Comstock


Wales & Comstock

Fayetteville, AR

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Michael L. Desautels


Federal Public Defender, District of Vermont

Burlington, VT

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Wilbur A. Glahn III


McLane Middleton, P.A.

Manchester, NH

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Maurice O. Laprairie, Q.C.


MLT Aikins LLP

Regina, SK

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Martha McCarthy


Martha McCarthy & Company

Toronto, ON

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John D. McGavin


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

Fairfax, VA

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Megan P. Norris


Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C.

Detroit, MI

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Christine P. O'Hearn


Brown & Connery, LLP

Westmont, NJ

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Cheryl A. Ramsey


Szlichta & Ramsey

Stillwater, OK

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V. Natasha Perdew Silas


Federal Public Defender, Northern District of Georgia

Atlanta, GA

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Ralph A. Weber


Gass Weber Mullins LLC

Milwaukee, WI

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Richard H. Deane, Jr.


Jones Day

Atlanta, GA