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KBA announces 2018 awardees

Monday, April 16, 2018   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Meg Wickham
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KBA announces 2018 awardees

TOPEKA, Kan. (April 16, 2018)—The Kansas Bar Association is pleased to announce the honorees for the 2018 KBA Awards. This year’s recipients will be recognized at a luncheon on Friday, June 15 at the DoubleTree by Hilton (10100 College Blvd.) in Overland Park.

Phil Lewis Medal of Distinction
James K. Logan, Olathe

Distinguished Service Award
Marilyn Harp, Topeka

Professionalism Award
Hon. Evelyn Z. Wilson, Topeka

Pillars of the Community Awards
Thomas A. Adrian, Newton
Robert W. Wise, McPherson

Distinguished Government Service Award
Hon. Larry D. Hendricks, Topeka

Courageous Attorney Award
Rekha Sharma-Crawford, Kansas City, MO

Outstanding Young Lawyer Award
Joslyn Kusiak, Independence

Diversity Award
Eunice Chwenyen Peters, Topeka

Outstanding Service Awards
Mark A. Andersen, Lawrence
Larry R. Baer, Topeka
Scott M. Hill, Wichita
Midwest Innocence Project, Kansas City, MO
Susan G. Saidian, Wichita

Pro Bono Awards
Husch Blackwell LLP, Kansas City, MO
Douglas M. Greenwald, Kansas City, KS
University of Kansas School of Law Legal Aid Clinic, Lawrence

Pro Bono Certificate
Everett Fritz II, Overland Park
Erika Jurado-Graham, Kansas City, MO
Jerome P. McAndrews, Lenexa
Charles R.C. Regan, Kansas City, MO
Frederick R. Smith, Pittsburg
Joy A. Springfield, Kansas City, MO

To learn more about the KBA awards, visit .

The awards luncheon is free to attend with an annual meeting registration; additional guests are $40 per person. Register today at





Meg Wickham, Director of Member and Communication Services
Direct: (785) 861-8817

Main: (785) 234-5696


About the Kansas Bar Association
The Kansas Bar Association is a voluntary professional association comprised of 7,000 members dedicated to advancing the professionalism of its members, encouraging public understanding of the law, and promoting the effective administration of our system of justice.



Robert R. Hiller Jr says...
Posted Monday, April 16, 2018
Congratulations to all the award winners !!