Distinguished Service Award: Past Recipients

2018 Award Recipients:

2017 DSA Recipients with Chief Justice onstage
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye with 2018 Distinguished Service Award recipients (L-R) Hon. Donna Quigley Groman, Richard Feldstein, and Steve Binder.

Award Recipients from 1993-2018

2018

  • Judge Donna Quigley Groman
  • Richard Feldstein
  • Steve Binder

2017

  • Bet Tzedek
  • Justice Jeffrey W. Johnson
  • Judge Mark A. Juhas
  • Snorri Ogata
  • Judge Erica R. Yew

2016

  • Alan Carlson
  • Judge Maria D. Hernandez
  • Judge Julia Craig Kelety (Aranda Award Recipient)
  • Robert Oyung
  • Judge Colleen Toy White (Aranda Award Recipient)

2015

  • Judge Manuel J. Covarrubias
  • Judge Garry Ichikawa (Aranda Award Recipient)
  • Judge Edwin Power
  • Justice Maria P. Rivera
  • David Yamasaki

2014

  • Commissioner Sue Alexander (Aranda Award Recipient)
  • Justice Tricia Ann Bigelow
  • Justice Carol A. Corrigan
  • Judge Michael Nash
  • Ralph Shapiro
  • Justice Mark B. Simons
  • Bench-Bar Coalition, Open Courts Coalition, and State Bar of California

2013

  • Judge Becky L. Dugan
  • Judge Laurie Earl
  • Justice Laurence D. Kay (Ret.)
  • Judge James R. Lambden (Aranda Award Recipient)   
  • Judge David M. Rothman (Ret.)
  • Leon E. Panetta
  • Kim Turner

2012

  • Mary Lavery Flynn
  • Justice Richard D. Huffman
  • Judge Wendy S. Lindley
  • Judge Stephen V. Manley
  • Captain Matthew Manoukian (posthumously)
  • Jody Patel
  • Judge Juan Ulloa (Aranda Award Recipient)

2011

  • Joseph W. Cotchett
  • State Senator Noreen Evans
  • Justice Brad R. Hill
  • Justice Richard D. Huffman
  • Michael Planet
  • Justice Maria Rivera (Aranda Award Recipient)
  • Justice Ronald B. Robie
  • William C. Vickrey (Aranda Award Recipient)

2010

  • Curtis L. Child
  • Assembly Member Mike Feuer
  • Judge Arthur G. Scotland
  • Senator Darrell S. Steinberg
  • Justice Laurie Zelon (Aranda Award Recipient)

2009

  • Judge Gordon Baranco (Aranda Award Recipient)
  • Justice Ming W. Chin
  • James P. Fox
  • Stephen Nash
  • Gary Windom

2008

  • Kenneth W. Babcock
  • Judge J. Richard Couzens
  • Judge Francisco F. Firmat (Aranda Award Recipient)
  • Sharol Strickland
  • Judge David S. Wesley

2007

  • Justice Paul Boland (posthumously)
  • Justice Norman L. Epstein
  • Justice Kathleen O'Leary (Aranda Award Recipient)
  • Ken Torre
  • Justice Sandra Day O'Connor

2006

  • Judge Richard D. Aldrich
  • Senator Joe Dunn
  • John M. Hancock
  • Tressa Sloan Kentner
  • Judge Donna M. Petre (Aranda Award Recipient)
  • Patricia M. Yerian

2004-2005

  • Judge Aviva K. Bobb (2004 Aranda Award Recipient)  
  • Judge Frederick Paul Horn
  • Justice Patricia Bamattre-Manoukian
  • Judge Earl Johnson, Jr (Aranda Award Recipient)
  • Jody Patel
  • Karen M. Thorson
  • Alba Witkin

2003

  • Justice Carol A. Corrigan
  • Governor George Deukmejian (Ret.)
  • Judge Leonard P. Edwards
  • Christine M. Hansen
  • James Herman
  • Kenneth M. Kawaichi (Aranda Award Recipient)
  • Jeanne Millsaps
  • Justice James D. Ward

2002

  • Judge James Allen Bascue
  • Tamara Lynn Beard
  • Jay Folberg
  • Judge Lois Haight
  • Judge Donna J. Hitchens (Aranda Award Recipient)
  • Ray LeBov

2001

  • Judge Charles W. Campbell, Jr. (Aranda Award Recipient)    
  • William A. Fenwick
  • Justice Daniel J. Kremer
  • Michael M. Roddy

2000

  • Andrew Guilford
  • Stephen V. Love
  • Justice Judith D. McConnell
  • Judge Veronica S. McBeth (Aranda Award Recipient)
  • Christine Patton

1999

  • Judge James A. Ardaiz
  • Judge Elwood Lui (Ret.)
  • Frederick "Fritz" Ohlrich
  • Justice Kathleen E. O'Leary
  • Justice Judith D. McConnell (Aranda Award Recipient)
  • Kiri S. Torre

1998

  • Judge John A. Flaherty (Ret.)
  • J. Clark Kelso
  • Susan Null
  • William C. Vickrey

1997

  • Judge Steven E. Jahr
  • Alan Slater
  • Governor Pete Wilson

1996

  • Assembly Member Phillip Isenberg
  • Judge Robert M. Mallano
  • Ronald G. Overholt

1995

  • Sheila Calabro
  • Larry L. Sipes
  • Judge Roger K. Warren

1994

  • Margaret Morrow
  • Diane Nunn
  • Alan Post
  • Arthur Sims
  • Judge Roy L. Wonder

1993

  • Richard Chernick
  • Justice Walter Croskey
  • Edward M. Kritzman
  • Judge Patrick J. Morris