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Frank J. Kelley Distinguished Public Service Award

This award recognizes extraordinary governmental service by a member of the State Bar of Michigan. Criteria for the award are:

  • A present or former member of the State Bar of Michigan;
  • Service in public office (elected or appointed official) in a way that strengthens the American system of justice under the law;
  • Demonstration of the highest standards of integrity, fairness, leadership, excellence, dedication to principle, and dedication to the ideals of democracy; and
  • Has made a significant lasting contribution to the nation, the state, or the community in which the public servant lives or serves.
Previous Winners
2014 Corbin R. Davis
2013 Hon. Donna T. Morris
2012 John M. Barr; Hon. Willie G. Lipscomb Jr.
2011 Hon. John A. Hallacy, John H. Logie, and Hon. Milton L. Mack Jr.
2010 Hon. Donald A. Scheer; Edward M. Zelenak
2009 Dennis P. Grenkowicz; Lloyd E. Powell
2008 Thomas L. Casey; Bruce A. Timmons
2007 Hon. Donald Shelton; Kym L. Worthy
2006 Philip A. Balkema; Hon. Douglas W. Hillman
2005 Rep. John D. Dingell
2004 No award
2003 Robert P. Griffin
2002 Sen. Dan L. DeGrow; Saul A. Green
2001 John D. O'Hair
2000 Dorothy Comstock Riley
1999 Gerald R. Ford
1998 Frank J. Kelley


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