Bradford M. "Buck" Gearinger Professionalism Award Dinner Planning Committee

In 1996, the Board of Trustees of the Akron Bar Association established the Professionalism Award.  In 2018, the name of the award was changed from the "Professionalism Award" to the "Bradford M. Buck Gearinger Professionalism Award" in memory of Attorney Gearinger, Akron Bar past president, and past award recipient.  This Award was created to recognize an attorney's exceptional dedication to the standards of the profession and to recognize one who has demonstrated integrity and humanitarian concern within the community.​


Committee Leadership

Chair


Susan Durr

Vice-Chair


Joe Kodish


Nomination Process

Annually, the Akron Bar accepts nominations until June.  In October or November, a ceremony honoring the recipient is held at the Bradford M. "Buck" Gearinger Professionalism Dinner.​

To nominate a candidate, please complete the online nomination form


Past Recipients

  • 2018 | Robert H. Brown
  • 2017 | Carmen V. Roberto
  • 2016 | Larry Poulos
  • 2015 | Kathryn A. Belfance
  • 2014 | Peter T. Cahoon
  • 2013 | Gerald R. Leipply
  • 2012 | Richard T. Cunningham
  • 2011 | Howard J. Walton
  • 2010 | Thomas R. Pitts
  • 2009 | Orville Reed, III
  • 2008 | Gerald J. Glinsek
  • 2007 | Jerry F. Whitmer
  • 2006 | Amie L. Bruggeman
  • 2005 | Dennis J. Bartek
  • 2004 | Timothy F. Scanlon
  • 2003 | George B. Vasko
  • 2002 | Robert H. McDowall
  • 2001 | Frederick S. Corns
  • 2000 | Joseph S. Kodish
  • 1999 | Jerome L. Holub
  • 1998 | Bradford M. "Buck" Gearinger
  • 1997 | S. Samuel Nukes
  • 1996 | John A. Schwemler