Gerry Greene

After attending law school at age 60, Greene has dedicated the past 18 years to volunteering as a staff attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati. He handles complex divorce cases that often involve clients and children who have experienced significant physical and emotional abuse.

Presidential Award

The Presidential Award for Pro Bono Service recognizes outstanding leadership in the delivery of pro bono legal services.

2020 Recipient
Gerry Greene 

Gerry Greene, volunteer attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati, was recognized with the Presidential Award for his outstanding commitment and dedication to pro bono service.

2019 – Robert Curry
2018 – Judge Luann Cooperrider and Judge Dean Wilson
2017 – John P. Gilligan
2016 – Paul D. Hancock
2015 – Judge Colleen A. Falkowski
2014 – GE Aviation Legal Organization
2013 – Bricker & Eckler LLP
2012 – Ohio State Bar Association
2011 – The Honorable Mary Jane Trapp
2010 – Laurie J. Pangle

John Schrider

John Schrider, director of Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, was recognized with the Denis J. Murphy Award for outstanding leadership and advocacy in championing affordable housing for Ohioans.

Murphy Award

The Denis Murphy Award honors the Foundation’s founding president, and recognizes outstanding leadership within Ohio’s legal aids.

2019 Recipient
John Schrider

John Schrider, director of Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, was recognized with the Denis J. Murphy Award for outstanding leadership and advocacy in championing affordable housing for Ohioans.

2018 – Pamela Hayman-Weaner and Gary Weston – Legal Aid of Western Ohio
2017 – Tom Bedall – Pro Seniors
2016 – Elaine E. Fink – Legal Aid of Greater Cincinnati’s Children and Education Practice Group
2015 – Rhonda Moore – Pro Seniors, Ellis Jacobs – Advocates for Basic Legal Equality
2014 – Marie B. Curry – Community Legal Aid
2013 – Helenka Marculewicz – Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project
2012 – Peter Iskin – The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
2010 – David Dawson – The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland

Representative Dave Greenspan

Rep. Dave Greenspan (R-Westlake) was recognized with the Voice of Justice Award for his legislative leadership in creating the Reinstatement Fee Amnesty Initiative, a pilot program to help Ohioans overcome barriers to restoring their driver’s licenses.

Voice of Justice Award

The Voice of Justice Award recognizes outstanding leadership and advocacy on behalf of vulnerable Ohioans.

2019 Recipient
Representative Dave Greenspan

Rep. Dave Greenspan (R-Westlake) was recognized with the Voice of Justice Award for his legislative leadership in creating the Reinstatement Fee Amnesty Initiative, a pilot program to help Ohioans overcome barriers to restoring their driver’s licenses.

2017  – Scott Oelslager

2015 – Kirk Schuring