Lifetime Achievement Award


This award is presented to an experienced member of the State Bar who has continually displayed commitment and contributions to the Bar, the legal profession, and/or the public throughout their career.  Recipients of this award are well respected in the legal community for their integrity, competence, career achievement, and service to the bar and/or community. Individuals presented with this award have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to service which goes beyond ordinary expectations.

Most Recent Award


Steven A. Schumeister

Steven Schumeister is a Managing Partner and member of the Executive Board at Robins Kaplan, where his practice focuses on commercial real estate and finance. Throughout his career, Steven has demonstrated an inspiring commitment to pro bono, philanthropic, and DEI work. 

Previous Recipients

2022 – Hon. George W. Soule
2021 – James Jacobson
2020 – William Pentelovitch
2019 – Patrick Costello
2018 – Fred Finch
2018 – Cara Lee Neville
2017 – Wood R. Foster, Jr.
2016 – Michael J. Galvin, Jr.
2016 – Frank Harris
2015 – Not Given
2014 – David L. Stowman
2013 – Judge Kathleen Gearin
2013 – Kent Gernander


Nominations for the 2024 awards are due by March 29, 2024. 
Lifetime Achievement Nomination Form