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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Lamont A. Jefferson


Jefferson Cano

San Antonio, TX

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Ashok Ramani

Vice Chair

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Menlo Park, CA

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Virgil L. Adams


Adams Jordan & Herrington PC

Macon, GA

Image of Maria S. Aguilera

Maria S. Aguilera


U.S. District Court, District of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

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Pleasant S. Brodnax III


Law Office of Pleasant S. Brodnax, III

Washington, DC

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Louis Charette


Superior Court of Quebec Palais de Justice

Montreal, QC

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Frederic P. Gilbert


Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Montreal, QC

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Michael N. Herring


McGuireWoods LLP

Richmond, VA

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Isabelle A. Kirshner


Clayman Rosenberg Kirshner & Linder

New York, NY

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Laura L. Mills


Mills, Mills, Fiely & Lucas LLC

Canton, OH

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Kenneth A. Murphy


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Aafram Y. Sellers


Sellers & Associates, PLLC

Jackson, MS

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Suzelle M. Smith


Howarth & Smith

Malibu, CA

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Douglas R. Young


Farella Braun + Martel LLP

San Francisco, CA

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Andrea La'Verne Edney

Immediate Past Chair

Butler Snow LLP

Ridgeland, MS

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Gregory K. Wells


Shadoan, Michael & Wells, LLP

Rockville, MD