CABL Awards

CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF BLACK LAWYERS

HONORS

The California Association of Black Lawyers has a time-honored tradition of annually paying tribute to those individuals and corporations who have distinguished themselves in the legal profession and in service to the community.

HON. BENJAMIN TRAVIS

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Carl E. Douglas (2023)
Diana Becton (2022)
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (2019)
Tony West (2018)
Congresswoman Barbara Lee (2016)
Hon. Willie Brown (2012)
Leo Branton (2011)
Judy Johnson (2010)
Walter Gordon, Jr. (2009)
Hon. Allen Webster (2008)
Robert Harris (2007)
Hon. Horace Wheatley (2006)
Johnnie Cochran, Jr. (2005)
Wilma J. Pinder (2004)

BENARD S. JEFFERSON

JUDGE OF THE YEAR AWARD

Hon. Gail O’Rane (2023)
Hon. Leondra Reid Kruger (2022)
Hon. Bobbi Tillmon (2019)
Hon. Charles A. Smiley III (2018)
Hon. Kevin Brazile (2017)
Hon. Michael Carter, LA Superior Ct (2015)
Hon. Joan Cartwright (Retired), Alameda County Superior Court (2013)
Hon. John Dearman (2012)
Hon. Otis D. Wright II (2011)
Hon. Gloria Rhynes (2010)
Honorable Irma J. Brown (2009)
Hon. Randa Trapp (2008)
Hon. Brenda Harbin-Forte (2007)
Hon. Gordon Baranco (2006)
Hon. Trina Thompson- Stanley (2004)
Hon. John Meigs (2001)
Hon. Horace Wheatley (2001)
Hon. Sandra Thompson (1999)
Hon. Thelton Henderson (1998)
Hon. Terry J. Hatter (1997)
Hon. Brenda Harbin-Forte (1994)
Hon. Gordon Baranco (1988)

DAVID L. CUNNINGHAM

COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD (NON-PROFIT)

Kim Carter, Time for a Change Foundation (2023)
National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. (NCBW) (2022)
The Asomugha Foundation (2019)
East Bay Community Law Center (2018)
Crystal Stairs, Inc. / received by GC Pamela Washington, Esq. (2015)
Bay Area Women Against Rape (BAWAR) (2013)
California Minority Counsel Program (2012)
Special Needs Network, Inc. (2011)
PolicyLink (2010)
Lei-Chala I. Wilson (2009)
BASF (2008)
Mesereau, Ephriam and Villaraigosa Free Legal Clinc (2007)
Equal Justice Society (2006)
Boys & Girls Club of Oakland (2004)
Michael Bunker, Jackie Robinson YMCA (2001)
Watts Health Foundation, Inc. (1997)

DAVID L. CUNNINGHAM

COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD (CORPORATE)

Vernā Myers, Vice President, Include Strategy, Netflix (2023)
Google (2019)
Merrill Lynch (2018)
Hyundai Motor America (2017)
BET / received by GC Darrell Walker, Esq. (2015)
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. (2013)
Golden State Foods (2012)
EsoWon Books (2011)
The Farrise Law Firm (2010)
California Association of African American Superintendents & Administrators (2009)
Hanson Bridgett (2008)
Taylor and Goins (2006)
SBC Communications (2004)
Thomas Sayles, Sempra Energy (2001)

LOREN D. MILLER

LAWYER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Reginald Roberts, Jr. (2023)
Josi Kennon Swonetz (2022)
Ryan Harrison, Sr. (2021)
David W. Fermino (2019)
Vernon Goins (2018)
Brendon D. Woods (2013)
Jackie Lacey (2013)
Kamala Harris (2012)
Andre’ Birotte Jr. (2011)
Tony West (2010)
Vera Brown- Curtis (2009)
Fredericka McGee (2008)
Marguerite Downing (2007)
Kamala Harris (2006)
Demetrius Shelton (2004)
Milton C. Grimes (2001)
Michelle Alexander (2001)
Constance Rice (1998)
Eva Patterson (1998)
Rodney G. Moore (1997)

Justice Clinton White

Profile In Courage Award

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (2002)

JUDICIAL LUNCHEON

HONOREES

Hon. Khymberli Apaloo, San Bernardino County Superior Court (2023)
Hon. Kelli Evans, Supreme Court of California (2023)
Hon. Terry Hatter, Jr., United States District Court, Central District (2023)
Hon. Samantha Jessner, Presiding Judge of the Los Angeles County Superior Court (2023)
Hon. Roderick Shelton, San Diego County Superior Court (2023)
Hon. Charles Smiley, Presiding Judge of the Alameda County Superior Court (2023)
Hon. Phyllis Hamilton, U.S. District Court, Northern District, San Francisco (2022)
Hon. Charles E. Wilson, II, 6th District Court of Appeal, San Jose (2022)
Hon. Rupert Byrdsong, Los Angeles County Superior Court (2022)
Hon. LaDoris Hazzard Cordell, Santa Clara County Superior Court (Ret.) (2022)
Hon. Randa Trapp, San Diego County Superior Court (Ret.) (2022)
Hon. Teri Jackson (2017)
Hon. Huey P. Cotton (2017)
Hon. Eric Taylor (2017)
Hon. Allen Webster (2017)
Hon. Marla Anderson (2016)
Hon. Gordon Barranco (2016)
Hon. Judy Ford (2016)
Hon. John Meigs (2016)
Hon. Saundra Brown Armstrong (2015)
Hon. James Reese (2015)
Hon. Robert L. Roberson (2015)
Hon. Arleigh Maddox Woods (2015)
Hon. Gail Bereola, Alameda Superior Court (2014)
Hon. Irma Brown, Los Angeles County Superior Court (2014)
Hon. Rhonda Burgess, Presiding Judge, Alameda County Juvenile Court (2014)
Hon. Brenda Harbin-Forte, Alameda County Superior Court (2014)
Hon. Charles Smiley, Alameda County Superior Court (2014)
Hon. Kevin Brazile (2013)
Hon. Kelvin Filer (2013)
Hon. Elizabeth Riggs (2013)
Hon. Winnifred Younge Smith (2013)
Hon. Katrina West (2013)
Hon. Gloria White Brown (2013)
Hon. Glenda Allen-Hill (2012)
Hon. Stacy Boulware Eurie (2012)
Hon. Joan Cartwright (2012)
Hon. Karen Clopton (2012)
Hon. Patricia Titus (2012)
Hon. Diana Becton (2011)
Hon. Richard T. Fields (2011)
Hon. Ramona Garrett (2011)
Hon. William Murray Jr. (2011)
Hon. George Carroll (2010)
Hon. Michael Carter (2010)
Hon. Audrey Collins (2010)
Hon. Carl Morris (2010)
Hon. Troy Nunley (2010)
Hon. Bobbi Tillmon (2010)
Hon. Renard Shepard (2008)
Hon. LaDoris Cordell (2008)
Hon. Gail Beroela (2008)
Hon. Terry Hatter (2008)
Hon. Candace Cooper (2006)
Hon. Vance Raye (2006)
Hon. Napoleon Jones, Jr. (2006)
Hon. Saundra Brown Armstrong (2006)
Honorable Veronica S. McBeth (2005)
Honorable Phrasel Shelton (2005)
Honorable Marcus O. Tucker (2005)
Honorable Rosemary Shumsky (2005)
Commissioner H. Kirkland Jones (2005)
Honorable Dean Farrar (2005)

AFFILIATE

OF THE YEAR

Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Inc. (2023) 
Charles Houston Bar Association (2022)
John M. Langston Bar Association (2019)
Wiley Manuel Bar Association (2018)
Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Inc. (2017)
Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association (2015)
Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Inc. (2009)

CABL

HALL OF FAME

Hon. Richard T. Fields (2023) 
Hon. Allen Webster (2023)
Linnea N. Willis Smith (2022)
Hon. Brenda Harbin-Forte (Ret.) (2022)
Willie Brown, Jr. (2018)
Carl E. Douglas (2014)
Honorable Horace Wheatley (Ret.), Alameda County Superior Court (2013)
Shirley Henderson (2012)

SOLO PRACTITIONER

OF THE YEAR

Justin L. Ward, The Ward Firm (2022)

CABL

PUBLIC INTEREST

AEG Job Shadow Program (2017)
Alice Huffman, California NAACP President (2013)
UC Hastings College of Law, LEOP (2012)