Awards

Michael Doubek Community Service Award
 
Each year the Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association presents the Michael Doubek Community Service Award to an Association member in recognition of volunteer service unrelated to the practice of law to one or more of the community’s non-profit organizations. The community service award was renamed in 2018 to honor Michael Doubek, outgoing executive director of the Association.
 
Past Recipients:
 

2004              Adrianna Spain

2005              Butch Lindsey

2006              Charles Peppler

2007              Patrick Cusack

2008              Bruce McDonald

2009              Linda A. Hoffman

2010              Kerry Anne Schultz

2011              Crystal Spencer

2012              Margaret Stopp

2013              Suzanne Blankenship

2014              Stephanie Taylor

2015              Leslie Powell

2016              Buzz Ritchie

2017              Matthew Hoffman

2018              Joe Zarzaur

2019              Taylor, Warren & Weidner

2020              Judge David Langham

2021              Douglas Grayson Miller

2022              Aaron Watson
 
 
 
William S. Meador Award
 
Each year the Young Lawyers Division presents the William S. Meador Award to a young attorney who distinguishes themselves by their commitment to our community through charitable and civil service. The Award was established in 2005 to honor the legacy left by Bill Meador, of practicing law with integrity, sincerity and courtesy while recognizing Bill’s commitment of giving back to the community.
 
Past Recipients:
 
2014          Jodie Cooke
 
2015          Andrea Lyons
 
2016          Adam J White
 
2017          Alex Andrade
 
2018          Frederick V. Longmire
 
2019          Shekka Drayton
 
2020          Jessica Etherton
 
2021          Shannon Morris
 
2022          Michelle Olliff
 
 
 
The Judge Ross Goodman Civility and Professionalism Award
 
Established in July 2021 in honor of retired Circuit Judge Ross Goodman, this award is known as the Judge Ross Goodman Civility and Professionalism Award. It is bestowed to an ESRBA member whose dedication to Professionalism, Civility and Ethics exemplifies the character, commitment to the profession and to the administration of justice, of Judge Ross Goodman. Any member in good standing (except a Member of the current Executive Council and the Awards Committee) of ESRBA is eligible for the award.

 

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION

Candidates for this award must have exhibited behavior demonstrating one or more of the following criteria:

•             Conducted themselves with professionalism, civility and the highest degree of ethics, always exhibiting integrity, honor, courtesy and a sense of fair play.

•             Educated the public about the civil justice system and the rule of law.

•             Contributed their skill, knowledge and efforts to enhance and educate the profession.

•             Demonstrated a commitment to mentorship and serving others

 

2021         The Honorable Ross Goodman
 
2022         Virginia Buchanan
 
 
 
The Liberty Bell Award
 
The purpose of the Liberty Bell Award program is to recognize community service that has strengthened the American system of freedom under law and to accord public recognition to men and women, particularly non-lawyers, for outstanding service in one of these areas: promoting a better understanding of our Constitution and the Bill of Rights; encouraging greater respect of law and the courts; stimulating a deeper sense of individual responsibility so that citizens recognize their duties as well as their rights; contributing to the effective functioning of our institutions of government; and fostering a better understanding and appreciation of the rule of law. Members may nominate for 2023, by clicking here.
 
Past Recipients: 

2000         Morris Eaddy 

2001         Sue Straughn 

2002         Dr. Elmer Jenkins

2002         M. J. Menge (Honorary)

2003         Pensacola News Journal 

2004         John Pritchard 

2005         Bonnie Jones 

2006         Robert H. Kahn, Jr.

2007         Drexel P. Caldwell 

2007         Joe Mooneyham

2008         Donna Merritt

2009         Earl D. Hutto 

2010         Patrick J. Madden 

2011         (Ret) Capt. Robert Rasmussen

2012         Marie K. Young 

2013         Lewis & Belle Bear 

2014         Mike Wiggins 

2015         Williemae Standberry 

2016         Ernie Lee Magaha 

2016         Mary M. Johnson

2016         Judge Casey Rodgers (Honorary)

2017         Escambia County School System

2018         Quint & Rishy Studer 

2019         Connie Bookman 

2020         Robin Wright 

2021         Stacey Kostevicki 

2022        Lola Thompson