The Litigation Counsel of America is pleased to announce the Fall 2017 recipients of the Peter Perlman Service Awards are Jonathan S. Caplan, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, New York, New York; Gary S. Chilton, Holladay & Chilton, PLLC, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Joseph M. Fasi II (not pictured), Gass Weber Mullins LLC, Miami, Florida; Judith Hull, McKenzie Lake Lawyers, London, Ontario; Emilia A. Quesada, Sanchez-Medina, Gonzalez, Quesada, Lage, Gomez & Machado, LLP, Miami, Florida; Chip G. Sander, Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P., Denver, Colorado; Jonathan D. Sasser, Ellis & Winters LLP, Raleigh, North Carolina; and Frank Scruggs, Berger Singerman LLP, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The awards were presented by 2017 LCA President Rusty Hardin, Rusty Hardin & Associates LLP, Houston, Texas, at the 2017 Fall Conference & Celebration of Fellows in at the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort in Miami Beach, Florida.
The award recognizes LCA Fellows who contribute in meaningful ways to society by giving back their time and resources in an effort to improve the lives of others. The award is named after 2013 President of the LCA Peter Perlman, Peter Perlman Law Offices, P.S.C., Lexington, Kentucky.
In the words of Peter Perlman, “The profession of law not only allows us to advocate on behalf of those whose rights need to be protected, but gives us a platform to improve the quality of life for those not engaged in the legal system. The betterment of society, the environment, and our way of life, improvement of the positions of people who have faced challenges outside their control, and effecting change on behalf of those without a strong voice are all causes we should take on as professionals as we work within one of the very pillars of our government. The practice of law is what we do, but our opportunities to protect and defend transcend the profession.”