Past Recipients
  • 2016 - Wilfrid C. Lemann
  • 2013 - William D. Shapiro
  • 2012 - Paul M. Shimoff
  • 2012 - Bruce D. Varner
  • 2010 - James R. Dunn
  • 2007 - Philip Kassel
  • 2005 - Ronald Skipper
  • 2005 - Robert Fullerton
  • 2004 - Edgar Keller
  • 2001 - Audrey A. Perri
  • 2000 - George W. Porter
  • 1999 - Allen B. Gresham
  • 1999 - D. Elliott Whitlock
  • 1995 - Caywood J. Borror
  • 1994 - M. Stanford Tomlinson
  • 1991 - James Banks, Jr.
  • 1989 - Marcus M. Kaufman
  • 1987 - Florentino Garza
  • 1986 - Robert J. Bierschbach
  • 1984 - Don A. Turner
  • 1979 - Carl B. Hilliard
  • 1978 - Henry M. Busch
  • 2013 - Richard G. Simon
  • 2010 - Michael A. Scaffidi
  • 2007 - Roberta A. Shouse
  • 2005 - Kenneth Nydam
  • 2001 - Lowell R. "Barney" Jameson
  • 2000 - Melvin L. Friedland
  • 1999 - William D. Shapiro
  • 1998 - Bruce D. MacLachlan
  • 1985 - Ward O. Matthews
  • 1985 - Milton C. Dawson
  • 2017 - Raymond L. Haight, III
  • 2016 - John P. Vander Feer
  • 2015 - Jeffrey King
  • 2014 - Marsha G. Slough
  • 2013 - Larry W. Allen
  • 2012 - Tara Reilly
  • 2011 - Manuel A. Ramirez
  • 2010 - James C. McGuire
  • 2010 - J. Michael Welch
  • 2009 - Margaret A. Powers
  • 2008 - Michael M. Dest
  • 2007 - Brian McCarville
  • 2006 - A. Rex Victor
  • 2005 - Christopher Warner
  • 2004 - Bob N. Krug
  • 2003 - Patrick J. Morris
  • 2002 - Dennis G. Cole
  • 2002 - Jules E. Fleuret
  • 2002 - Michael A. Smith
  • 2001 - Joseph E. Johnston
  • 2001 - Betty A. Richli
  • 2001 - LeRoy A. Simmons
  • 2000 - John Ingro
  • 2000 - Frederick A. Mandabach
  • 2000 - Rufus L. Yent
Past Recipients
  • 2014 - James O. Heiting
  • 2009 - E. Aurora Hughes
  • 2006 - Brian Unitt
  • 2003 - James B. Hackleman
Presented to a criminal law attorney whose career-long accomplishments demonstrate the following qualities:
  • The highest standard of ethics and civility
  • Commitment to excellence in the practice of criminal law
  • Practice and promotion of the ideals of advocacy with outstanding preparation, commitment and energy to clients rich and poor, powerful and well-known, or helpless and unseen
  • Leadership in the community and legal profession, mentor to new attorneys and counselor to colleagues
  • Respected by judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys; and
  • an outstanding example upon which all lawyers should model their professional practice
Past Recipients
  • 2015 - Philip Kassel
  • 2012 - Grover L. Porter
  • 2008 - Robert Friedman
Copyright 2012
San Bernardino County Bar Association
412 E. State Street
Redlands, CA 92373
Given in Memory of John B. Surr
1906-1971
Distinguished Lawyer, Respected Citizen,
Devoted Conservationist Admired by All Who Knew Him

Awarded to the Member of the Legal Community
Who has Best Exemplified the High Standards of the Profession and the Administration of Justice
Matthew M Kearney
1932-1978
"In Memory of Matthew M. Kearney
Outstanding Lawyer, Distinguished Judge
Awarded to the Member of the Community who
has best Exemplified the High Purposes of the Legal Aid Society.
"
Kenneth W. Nydam
1941 - 2008
John B. Surr
1906-1971

In Honor of Two Outstanding and Distinguished Jurists,
Presented to the Judges who have Demonstrated the Highest Standards of Judicial Excellence in
the Pursuit of Justice
While Exemplifying Courtesy, Integrity, Wisdom and Impartiality.
Marcus M. Kaufman
1929-2003
Joseph B. Campbell
1925-1990
Kaufman-Campbell Award
Florentino Garza Fortitude Award

To recognize and honor a lawyer who, in the tradition of the award's namesake, exhibits fortitude in firmly confronting or bearing up against suffering and adversity in the process of becoming a lawyer or in practicing law.

"Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues"
- John Locke
John B. Surr Award
Kearney-Nydam-Shouse Award
The Matthew M. Kearney Award established 1985
The Kearney-Nydam Award, Augmented 2010
The Kearney-Nydam-Shouse Award, Augmented 2013
Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino
George W. Porter
Criminal Trial Attorney Award
George W. Porter
1930 - 2008
Florentino Garza
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Roberta A. Shouse
1943 - 2013