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Don E. Bailey Civility & Professionalism Award

The Don E. Bailey Civility & Professionalism Award was established in 2000 to honor the memory of the late San Francisco ABOTA Chapter President Don E. Bailey, a plaintiff's attorney who became ill while in office.

The San Francisco Chapter's decision to honor a member who models civility and humanity in his/her work was triggered by Don's premature death. The award is given to honor a distinguished San Francisco ABOTA member who continually exemplifies Civility, Professionalism, and Integrity in the practice of the law while always vigorously, courageously and expertly advocating his/her clients' causes.

Don successfully blended tenacity with politeness; success with humility; took his clients causes seriously - but himself not so. He was a great model to younger lawyers of how to be a zealous advocate without losing one's sense of perspective.

He was effective but not pushy; a superior trial lawyer but never condescending. He had a long term view of life, the world and our work as trial lawyers that is to be emulated.

Eugene Brown Jr

2016
Eugene Brown, Jr.

Charles Warner

2015
Charles Warner

Willam_Smith

2014
William B. Smith

John MeGuinn

2014
John A. McGuinn

Daniel

2013
Daniel J. Kelly

Edward Nevin

2013
Edward J. Nevin

George_Shelby

2012
George Shelby

Michael Ney

2011
Michael J. Ney

Ralph Lombardi

2010
Ralph A. Lombardi

Ronald H Rouda

2010
Ronald H. Rouda

John DeMeo

2009
John F. DeMeo

Vincent B McLorg

2008
Vincent B. McLorg (deceased)

David lynch

2007
David Lynch

Nelson Barry

2006
Nelson Barry

William_McDowall

2005
William McDowell

Cohn

2004
Nathan Cohn

Cohn

2003
Robert Barbagelata

Rogers

2002
Joseph Rogers

Saucedo

2001
Norman Saucedo

Dodge

2000
Richard Dodge (deceased)