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KBA announces 2020 award recipients​

Friday, April 24, 2020   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Meg Wickham
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

KBA announces 2020 award recipients 

 

TOPEKA, Kan. (April 242020)The Kansas Bar Association is pleased to announce the honorees for the 2020 KBA Awards. The recipients will be recognized at an event later in the year, at a safer time, yet to be determined. 

 

Phil Lewis Medal of Distinction Award 

Hon. Lawton R. NussTopeka 

 

Distinguished Service Award 

J. Nick BadgerowOverland Park 

 

Professionalism Award 

Martha J. Coffman, Topeka 

 

Pillars of the Community Award 

Dennis D. Depew, Neodesha 

 

Christel Marquardt Trailblazer Award 

Hon. Marla J. LuckertTopeka 

 

Distinguished Government Service Award 

Michael R. Heim, Topeka 

 

Courageous Judge Award 

Hon. Julie A. RobinsonKansas City, Kan. 

 

Outstanding Young Lawyer Award 

Lauren G. Hughes, McPherson 

 

Diversity Award 

Deena H. Bailey, Wichita 

 

Outstanding Service Awards 

Diana Carlin Pierron, Lawrence 

Patrick H. Donahue, Lawrence 

Kellie E. Hogan, Wichita 

Karin Kirk, Wichita 

William J. Rich, Topeka 

Amanda L. StanleyTopeka 

 

Pro Bono Awards 

Crawford County Bar Association, Girard 

Wyandotte County District Attorney's Office, Kansas City, Kan. 

 

Pro Bono Certificates 

Matthew S. Ellis, Wichita 

Joni J. Franklin, Wichita 

Cydni K. Gilman, Wichita 

Tracy L. Spradlin, Kansas City, Mo. 

 

Honorary Lifetime KBA Membership 

Karla Whitaker, Leawood 

 

To learn more about the KBA awards, visit https://www.ksbar.org/page/awards. 

 

 

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Contact:  

Meg Wickham, Director of Member and Communication Services  
Email: mwickham@ksbar.org 
Direct: (785) 861-8817  

Main: (785) 234-5696 

 

About the Kansas Bar Association 
The Kansas Bar Association is a voluntary professional association comprised of 6,800 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. 

 

Comments...

Robert R. Hiller Jr says...
Posted Friday, April 24, 2020
Congratulations to all of the award winners !