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.

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Christopher J. Beeman
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Richard H. Schoenberger
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Michael P. Bradley
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Thomas Brandi
Photo Of Dennis Moriarty 2019
Dennis Moriarty
Photo Of James Brosnahan 2018
James Brosnahan
Photo Of Craig Needham 2017
Craig Needham
Photo Of Eugene Brown, Jr. 2016
Eugene Brown, Jr.
Photo Of Charles Warner 2015
Charles Warner
Photo Of Willam B. Smith 2014
William B. Smith
Photo Of John A. McGuinn 2014
John A. McGuinn
Photo Of Daniel J. Kelly 2013
Daniel J. Kelly
Photo Of Edward J. Nevin 2013
Edward J. Nevin
Photo Of George Shelby 2012
George Shelby
Photo Of Michael J. Ney 2011
Michael J. Ney
Photo Of Ralph A. Lombardi 2010
Ralph A. Lombardi
Photo Of Ronald H. Rouda 2010
Ronald H. Rouda
Photo Of John F. DeMeo 2009
John F. DeMeo
Photo Of Vincent B. McLorg 2008
Vincent B. McLorg (deceased)
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David Lynch
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Nelson Barry
Photo Of William McDowell 2005
William McDowell
Photo Of Nathan Cohn 2004
Nathan Cohn
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Robert Barbagelata
Photo Of Joseph Rogers 2002
Joseph Rogers
Photo Of Norman Saucedo 2001
Norman Saucedo
Photo Of Richard Dodge 2000
Richard Dodge (deceased)

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