Each year since 2009 the ALFA International Nathan Fishbach Attorney of the Year Award has been presented at the Annual Business Meeting to a member who has made outstanding contributions to the association. The ALFA International Firm of the Year Award is also presented to the firm who has made an incredible impact on the network over the year.
The first recipient of the Attorney of the Year Award and its namesake, Nathan Fishbach, exemplified the best attributes of an attorney, ALFA International colleague and friend. Each year when the award is presented the network pauses a moment to remember Nathan’s incredible contributions to ALFA International and the legal profession. We are proud to honor him annually with this award. Click HERE for more information on the late Nathan Fishbach.
The 2020 recipient, John Tarpley, continues Nathan’s legacy by exemplifying the ideals of active involvement and friendship. John is an energetic member of two ALFA International practice groups, four committees, represents his firm as a Contact Partner and is currently serving on the Board of Directors. His service and dedication to the Diversity & Inclusion Committee specifically has led the association through the challenges of 2020 and has created an inclusive framework for the organization and its member firms moving forward. John consistently volunteers when help is needed and has mentored attorneys within his firm and the association. As an organization, ALFA International would not be what it is today without attorneys like Nathan and John. Click HERE to view John's acceptance speech.
The 2020 recipient is the Lewis Wagner, LLP firm in Indianapolis, Indiana. The firm joined the network in 2013 and has steadily increased its involvement over the last seven years. The firm is currently involved in eight ALFA International Practice Group Steering Committees and Rob Foos holds a Chair Emeritus position in the Transportation Practice Group. Lewis Wagner, LLP is represented in multiple committees including the Diversity & Inclusion Committee by Dina Cox, Candace Bankovich in the Marketing Committee and Janelle Kilies who is Vice Chair of the Future Leaders Forum. Dina Cox is also a member of the International Client Seminar Committee and is the 2021 Program Chair. Lewis Wagner, LLP is extremely committed to Diversity & Inclusion efforts and hosted a Diverse Attorney Pipeline Program (DAPP) intern in the summer of 2020. The firm is also newly represented on the ALFA International Board of Directors. Click HERE to view Lewis Wagner LLP's 2020 Firm of the Year acceptance video.
|2020||Lewis Wagner, LLP|
|2018||Frantz Ward LLP|
|2017||Leake & Andersson, L.L.P.|
|2015||Charles Russell Speechlys|
|2014||Young Moore and Henderson P.A.|
|2013||Hall & Evans, LLC|
|2012||Cowell Clarke and Cornwalls|
|2011||Johnson & Bell, Ltd.|
|2010||Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP|
|2009||Nilan Johnson Lewis PA|