Senior Lawyers Committee

The Senior Lawyers Committee consists of members of the Akron Bar Association who are either 60+ years of age or in practice 30+ years.  Annually, the Committee is responsible for planning and hosting a Fall Outing in October, a Spring Dinner in May, and creating CLE programming tailored to their membership.​


Committee Leadership

Chair


Jacqueline A. ​Silas-Butler | 330.761.3056

Vice Chair

Larry G. Poulos | 330.655.9207


Committee Resources


Subcommittees


Senior Lawyer of the Year Award
The Award recognizes a practitioner of the law based upon the following criteria:

  • A nominee should be any Akron Bar Association member who is either 60+ years of age or in practice 30+ years.
  • Years of service to the Association’s committees or sections.
  • Work accomplished by the nominee for the Summit County legal community or wider community
  • Work carried out by the nominee in civic, charitable, or philanthropic activities.
  • Activities carried out by the nominee in support of their legal alma mater.

To nominate a candidate, please complete the online nomination form


Past Recipients​

  • 2018-2019: Coming soon…​
  • 2017-2018: Shirley A. Simon
  • 2016-2017: William M. Oldham​
  • 2015-2016:  Terry Zimmerman​
  • 2014-2015:  James E. Davis
  • 2013-2014:  Bruce H. Wilson
  • 2012-2013:  George M. Miller
  • 2011-2012:  Barbara A. Venesy
  • 2010-2011:  Stephen A. Fallis
  • 2009-2010:  Tom Henretta
  • 2008-2009:  Michael B. Hendler
  • 2007-2008:  George T. Manos
  • 2006-2007:  Dianne R. Newman
  • 2005-2006:  Frank H. Harvey, Jr.
  • 2004-2005:  Edwin “Ned” Oldham
  • 2003-2004:  G. Bernard Harris
  • 2002-2003:  Stan B. Schneiderman
  • 2001-2002:  Robert W. Blakemore
  • 2000-2001:  A.E. Shama
  • 1999-2000:  Jerry F. Whitmer
  • 1998-1999:  Charles E. Pierson
  • 1997-1998:  Fred E. Eastman

Akron Bar Staff Liaison:
Membership Director | 330.436.0106