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

This 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
  • 1996-1997 | Paul E. Weimer
  • 1995-1996 | Jerome L. Holub

Akron Bar Staff Liaison

Membership Director | 330.436.0106