2014 Haddad Award

The James B. Haddad Award was created in memory of James Haddad, a distinguished lawyer, teacher and author who throughout his career was associated with the Office of the State Appellate Defender. The 2014 Haddad awards were presented to two outstanding recipients.

At a reception in her honor on March 21 in Springfield, Jacqueline Bullard, Fourth District Assistant Appellate Defender, was presented the Haddad Award. Jackie is pictured above with former State Appellate Defender Theodore A. Gottfried (left) and State Appellate Defender Michael J. Pelletier (right).

Third District Assistant Appellate Defender Kerry J. Bryson was presented the Haddad award at a reception in her honor on June 12 in the Third District office in Ottawa. Pictured above are Kerry with State Appellate Defender Michael J. Pelletier (left) and Third District Deputy Defender Peter A. Carusona (right).

2013 Haddad Award

The James B. Haddad Award was created in memory of James Haddad, a distinguished lawyer, teacher and author who throughout his career was associated with the Office of the State Appellate Defender. The 2013 Haddad awards were presented to three outstanding recipients.
2013 Haddad Award
At a reception in her honor on April 5 in Chicago, Heidi Linn Lambros, First District Assistant Appellate Defender, was presented the Haddad Award. Heidi is pictured above with First District Deputy Defender Alan D. Goldberg (left) and State Appellate Defender Michael J. Pelletier (right).
2013 Haddad Award
Third District Assistant Appellate Defender Mark D. Fisher was presented the Haddad award at a reception in his honor on April 24 in the Third District office in Ottawa. Pictured above are Mark holding his award (left) with State Appellate Defender Michael J. Pelletier (center) and Third District Deputy Defender Peter A. Carusona (right).
2013 Haddad Award
At a reception in his honor on April 25 in Elgin, the Haddad award was presented to Assistant Appellate Defender Steven E. Wiltgen. Steve is pictured in the photo above with State Appellate Defender Michael J. Pelletier (left) and Second District Deputy Defender Thomas A. Lilien.


2012 Haddad Awards 
 
The James B. Haddad Award was established in memory of James Haddad, a distinguished lawyer, teacher and author who throughout his career was associated with the Office of the State Appellate Defender. This year, the Haddad Award was presented to two deserving recipients - Martin J. Ryan, Assistant Appellate Defender in the Fourth District Office, and Laura A. Weiler, Assistant Appellate Defender in the First District Office.

2012 Haddad Awards
At a reception in his honor in Springfield on April 18, Marty Ryan (left) was presented the Haddad Award by State Appellate Defender Michael J. Pelletier (right). 

2012 Haddad Awards
Haddad Award recipient Laura Weiler was honored at a reception in Chicago on April 26. Pictured above are Laura Weiler with State Appellate Defender Michael J. Pelletier (left) and First District Deputy Defender Alan Goldberg (right).

2011 Haddad Award 
 
James B. Haddad was a former member of the State Appellate Defender Board of Commissioners and was a distinguished criminal law teacher and scholar. The 2011 James B. Haddad Award was presented to James E. Chadd, Assistant Deputy Defender in the First District office, on June 9, 2011, at a reception in his honor. Jim Chadd was presented the Haddad award in recognition of a career of extraordinary legal representation and compassionate concern for the welfare of indigent clients.
2011 Haddad Award
Pictured with award recipient Jim Chadd are State Appellate Defender Michael J. Pelletier (left) and former State Appellate Defender Theodore A. Gottfried (second from right) and First District Deputy Defender Alan Goldberg (right).
 

2010 Haddad Award
 
James B. Haddad was a former member of the State Appellate Defender Board of Commissioners and was a distinguished criminal law teacher and scholar. The 2010 James B. Haddad Award was presented to Kathleen J. Hamill, an Assistant Appellate Defender in the Second District office, on March 2, 2010, at a reception in her honor. Kathy Hamill was presented the Haddad award in recognition of a career of extraordinary legal representation and compassionate concern for the welfare of indigent clients.

2010 Haddad Award
Presenting the award to Kathy Hamill (center) is State Appellate Defender Michael J. Pelletier (right). Also present is Second District Deputy Defender Thomas Lilien (left).

 

​Previous Award Recipients ​                 Office ​       FY Award Presented
Jacqueline Bullard ​4th District 2014
​Kerry J. Bryson 3rd District ​2014
​Heidi Linn Lambros ​1st District ​2013
​Mark D. Fisher 3rd District​ 2013
​Steven E. Wiltgen ​2nd District ​2013
Martin Ryan​ ​4th District ​2012
Laura Weiler​ ​1st District ​2012
​James E. Chadd ​1st District 2011
​Kathleen J. Hamill ​2nd District ​2010
​Karen Munoz ​4th District ​2008
​Barbara Kamm ​1st District ​2006
​Gary Peterson ​4th District ​2004
​Verlin Meinz ​3rd District ​2003
​Charles (Chick) Hoffman ​Supreme Court Unit ​1997
​Alan Goldberg ​1st District ​1996
​Larry Wells ​5th District ​1995
​Patricia Unsinn ​1st District ​1994