Champion of Justice Award Recipients

The Champion of Justice Award recognizes an individual or group who — through legislative, judicial, journalistic or humanitarian pursuits — defended constitutional rights and endeavored to ensure justice and due process for those accused of crime. One Champion of Justice Award may be presented each year. 

Year

Recipients

2019

Ramona C. Brandes, Michael Filipovic and Leslie Tolzin

2018

Robert Goldsmith, Kari Reardon and Nancy Talner

2017

Francis Adewale, Casey Stamm and John Zulauf

2016

Kevin Curtis and Jeffrey Steinborn

2015

Steve Thayer and Lila Silverstein

2014

Patricia Fulton and Mark Prothero

2013

George L. Bianchi and Robert Leen

2012

Nancy Collins and David Koch

2011

Bruce Findlay and Kimberly Gordon

2010

Gilbert Levy

2009

Sherilyn Peterson

2008

Ted Vosk

2007

Jeff Ellis, Michael Iaria

2006

Jim E. Egan, Cherilyn Church, Donna Tucker

2005

Suzanne Elliott, Ron Ness, Jackie Walsh

2004

Eileen Farley, Carol Huneke, John Strait

2003

Dutch Wetzel

2002

John Rodgers, Don Westerman, David Zuckerman

2001

Dan Fessler, Neil Fox, Jon Komorowski

2000

Victor Lara, Rachel Levy, Jay Stansell

1999

Elizabeth Calvin, Robert Mahler, Jacqueline McMurtrie

1998

Garth Dano, Kathy Lyon, Lori Gustavson

1997

Carole Grayson, Charles Dorn, Anna-Mari Sarkanen

1996

Roger Hunko, Judy Clarke

1995

Rick Troberman, Miriam Schwartz, Pat Stiley

1994

Karen Klein, Sheryl Gordon McCloud, Mark Muenster

1993

John W. Wolfe, Robert Wayne

1992

Murray Guterson

1991

Peter Offenbecher, Jon Ostlund

1990

no award

1988

Richard Cease, Tony Savage