Public Justice’s 32nd Annual Gala Re-Cap


Members of the winning team accept the 2014 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award at the Annual Gala.

Public Justice hosted the organization’s 32nd Annual Gala on July 27th at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, Md. The Gala is a celebration and an opportunity to reflect on important work in the public interest in the past year. 

During the Gala we launched the Access to Justice Campaign’s 10th Anniversary campaign: A2J – Stronger & Smarter.

The Trial Lawyer of the Year Award was presented to the team of People of California v. Atlantic Richfield. To see a video on this case and all of the other nominees, please see: https://www.publicjustice.net/news-events/awards/trial-lawyer-year-award.

New this year, Public Justice presented the Illuminating Injustice Award, to Karen Bartlett for injuries she sustained from the side effects of a prescribed generic drug. The award is given to an individual who has suffered a significant injury but received no recovery or only a partial recovery in calendar year 2013. This $25,000 award was made possible by Synergy Settlement Services. For more information in this award, please see: https://www.publicjustice.net/news-events/awards/Illuminating-Injustice-Award.

None of this would have been possible without the incredibly generous contributions from the following sponsors. 

Annual Gala Sponsors

Platinum – $25,000

GCG, Inc.


Gold – $10,000

Leonard Bennett, Consumer Litigation Associates

Berger & Montague, PC

Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP 

Girardi Keese

Grant & Eisenhofer

Gwilliam Ivary Chiosso Calvalli & Brewer, PC

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP     

Joe Piacentile, Whistleblowers Against Fraud

Power Rogers & Smith

Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, LLP

Williams Cuker Berezofsky, LLC     


Silver – $7,500

Mary Alexander & Associates, PC

Bailey & Glasser LLP

Baron & Budd, PC

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC

Cunningham Bounds, LLC

Fay Kaplan Law, PA

Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, LLP

Motley Rice

Rochon Genova

Rust Consulting & Kinsella Media


Bronze – $5,000

Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough

Goldberg, Persky & White, PC

Golkow Technologies

Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood, PLC 

Pitt, McGehee, Palmer & Rivers

Terrell Marshall Daudt & Willie, PLLC


Brass – $2,500

Epiq Systems

Herman, Herman & Katz

Landskroner Grieco Merriman, LLC

NastLaw, LLC

Needles, Inc.

Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amale, PLLC 

Schultz Collins Lawson Chambers, Inc.

Stritmatter Kessler Whelan

Treinen Law Office, PC

Trial Works


Copper – $1,000

AB Data, Ltd.

Beasley Allen Law Firm

Thomas M. Dempsey

Greenfield/Belser, LTD

Grossman & Moore, PLLC

Michael P. Malakoff, PC 

Roger Mandel/Lackey Hershman, LLP

Morris & Morris LLC

Jack H. Olender & Associates, PC

Paulson & Nace, PLLC

Pomerantz, LLP 

Lee Rohn

Scott Elliot Smith LPA

Sokolove Law

Will Davidson, LLP  

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