John Adams Award Recipients

The John Adams Award is presented to individuals who have spent their career devoted to the Constitutional guarantee that, in criminal prosecutions, the accused is entitled to competent representation. The award is given based on the individual’s commitment to excellence in representing persons charged with crimes and who, by example, fulfill the obligation imposed by the lawyer’s oath,

“I will never reject, from any consideration personal to myself, the cause of the defenseless or the oppressed.”

 

The award is sponsored by the Drake Law Schools Criminal Defense Program and the Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

 

 

2017

Valorie Wilson, Polk County Public Defender

 

2016

Kent A. Simmons, Private Practice

2015

John Lane, Private Practice

2014

Theresa R. Wilson, State Appellate Defenders Office

2013

John Messina, Federal Public Defender

2012

Ted Prine, Private Practice

Dominic Corsello, Private Practice

2011

Nicholas T. (Nick) Drees, Federal Public Defender

2010

Al Willett, Private Practice

2009

Leon Spies, Private Practice

2008

Al Parrish, Private Practice

2007

James F. Whalen, Federal Public Defender

2006

Roger P. Owens, Private Practice

Service Award

Hon. Louis A. Lavorato, Chief Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court

2005

Larry Scalise, Private Practice

2004

Jane Kelly, Federal Public Defender

2003

John Wellman, Director Polk County Public Defender’s Office

2002

John Sandre, Private Practice

2001

Ray Rosenberg, Private Practice

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