Thurgood Marshall Equality and Justice Award

MANDATE: The Thurgood Marshall Equality and Justice Award, named for the revered lawyer, civil rights advocate and first Black Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, is to be given from time to time to an individual who has been a champion of justice and equality in all forms, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation or other form. The candidate must possess vision, courage, and fortitude, and must have stood steadfast in the passionate and effective pursuit of equal justice under the law.

Committee Members

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Gregory K. Wells

Chair

Shadoan, Michael & Wells, LLP

Rockville, MD

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Andrea La'Verne Edney

Vice Chair

Butler Snow LLP

Ridgeland, MS

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Virgil L. Adams

Member

Adams Jordan & Herrington PC

Macon, GA

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Maria S. Aguilera

Member

U.S. District Court, District of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

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Pleasant S. Brodnax III

Member

Law Office of Pleasant S. Brodnax, III

Washington, DC

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Louis Charette

Member

Superior Court of Quebec Palais de Justice

Montreal, QC

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Nanci L. Clarence

Member

Clarence Dyer & Cohen LLP

San Francisco, CA

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Frederic P. Gilbert

Member

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Montreal, QC

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Michael N. Herring

Member

McGuireWoods LLP

Richmond, VA

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Lamont A. Jefferson

Member

Jefferson Cano

San Antonio, TX

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Isabelle A. Kirshner

Member

Clayman & Rosenberg

New York, NY

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Kenneth A. Murphy

Member

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Philadelphia, PA

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Ashok Ramani

Member

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Menlo Park, CA

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Suzelle M. Smith

Member

Howarth & Smith

Los Angeles, CA

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Douglas R. Young

Member

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

San Francisco, CA

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Joe R. Caldwell, Jr.

Regent

Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Washington, DC