Since 2014, the Desert Bar Association and the Warren G. Slaughter-Richard I. Roemer Inn of Court have co-hosted a Judge and Lawyer Hall of Fame Awards event. The event recognizes those who have made significant contributions to the legal and non-legal communities and demonstrated excellence in their profession.
The DBA is thrilled to announce that Brian Harnik, Esq. is the recipient of the DBA’s 2019 Distinguished Lawyer Award. Brian has been practicing law in the Coachella Valley for many years and is a well-respected trial lawyer who also volunteers his time to charitable activities and community events. The DBA salutes and congratulates you Brian!
On September 23, 2018, the Coachella Valley’s legal community lost an outstanding jurist and terrific person. The late Honorable Thomas Douglass, Judge of the Superior Court will be honored and remembered with the Joint DBA Inn of Court 2019 Outstanding Jurist Award.
2019 Distinguished Lawyer Award and the 2019 Outstanding Jurist Award will be presented at the 5th Annual DBA-Inn of Court Judge and Lawyer Hall of Fame Event on Friday, December 14, 2018. California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin H. Liu will be the evening’s distinguished keynote speaker, so RSVP soon on the DBA Events Page for the big event on December 14th!
Distinguished Lawyer Award Winners
2017 Martin Nethery, Esq.
2016 Jon Shoenberger, Esq.
2015 Rodney Lee Soda, Esq.
2014 Joseph Gibbs, Esq.
Outstanding Jurist Award Winners
2017 Honorable Harold Hopp
2016 Honorable Lawrence W. Fry
2015 Honorable Robert G. Taylor
2014 Honorable Douglas P. Miller
Outstanding Young Lawyer Award Winners
2017 Christy Holstege, Esq.
2016 Karina Cardenas-Orlando, Esq.
2015 Christoffer J. Thomsen, Esq.
2014 Kira L. Klatchko, Esq.
To learn more about this year's Hall of Fame Awards and RSVP for this prestigious event, please visit our Upcoming Events page.
Contact Event Chairperson, Ed Cross to learn more about the Hall of Fame Awards.