2017 Class of Laureates Honored for Upholding Highest Principles of Law
The 2017 Class of Laureates Induction took place on Thursday, March 30, 2017, at a luncheon held at the Standard Club in Chicago.
This year, the Academy of Illinois Lawyers, founded in 1999 to enhance the honor and dignity of the Bar of Illinois, recognized nine lawyers as Laureate Award recipients. Selected by the Board of Regents, these nine individuals — ISBA members who have practiced law primarily in Illinois for at least 25 years — have distinguished themselves by exemplifying the highest ideals of the profession. They are beacons to others who seek to uphold the highest standards in the practice of law.
During the ceremony, award recipients took the stage. One by one, the nine recipients were introduced to the audience. Each Laureate stood during his or her introduction, as career highlights and notable professional accomplishments were presented. ISBA President Vincent Cornelius then awarded each recipient with a medal to honor their record of service to the law and public.
This year’s recipients are among the 111 lawyers who have been selected for the award since its inception in 1999.
Congratulations to the 2017 Class of Laureates!
- Patricia Bronte, Chicago
- Joseph Gagliardo, Chicago
- Marshall Hartman, Lincolnwood
- James Holderman, Chicago
- Lori Levin, Chicago
- George Mahoney, Joliet
- Nicholas Motherway, Chicago
- Michael Reagan, Ottawa
- Larry Rogers, Chicago
For additional photos from this year’s event, view the photo gallery on the ISBA website.