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Philip Werner Amram Award

Given in the spirit of the conference, the Philip Werner Amram Award recognizes those who personify professional excellence and who have demonstrated substantial commitment to the ideals of the Allegheny County Bar Association and to the betterment of the greater community.

For more information or to submit a nomination, email Mary Ann Fiorilli mfiorilli@acba.org. Nomination deadline is Friday, May 24.

Amram Award Winners

  • 2023 – Hon. Lisa Pupo Lenihan

  • 2022 – Hon. Christine A. Ward

  • 2019 – Hon. Eugene B. Strassburger III

  • 2018 – Barry M. Simpson

  • 2017 – Hon. Kim D. Eaton

  • 2016 – John F. Becker

  • 2015 – Vincent J. Grogan

  • 2014 – Mary Sue Ramsden

  • 2013 – Craig E. Simpson

  • 2012 – Hon. Kim Berkeley Clark

  • 2011 – Shelly R. Pagac

  • 2010 – Hon. Debra Todd

  • 2009 – William A. Goyette

  • 2008 – Robert Raphael

  • 2007 – Hon. Livingstone M. Johnson

  • 2006 – John M. Feeney

  • 2005 – Carol S. Mills McCarthy

  • 2004 – Donald P. Minahan

  • 2003 – Ruth A. Zittrain

  • 2002 – Hon. Jeffrey A. Manning

  • 2001 – G. Daniel Carney

  • 2000 – John L. Doherty

  • 1999 – Hon. Lawrence W. Kaplan

  • 1998 – Lester E. Zittrain

  • 1997 – Hon. Robert E. Dauer

  • 1996 – June S. Schulberg

  • 1995 – Donald W. Bebenek

  • 1994 – Hon. I Martin Wekselman

  • 1993 – Seymour A. Sikov

  • 1992 – Michael Louik

  • 1991 – Hon. Joseph A. Weis, Jr.

  • 1990 – Dennis C. Harrington​

Selection Committee Composition

  • Past three AMRAM Award winners

  • Immediate Past Bench-Bar Chair

  • Current Bench-Bar Chair

  • ACBA President

  • Chief Judge, Federal Court

  • President Judge, Court of Common Pleas

  • ACBA Executive Director

  • Civil Litigation Section Chair

  • Criminal Litigation Section Chair

  • Family Law Section Chair

  • Federal Court Section Chair

  • Probate and Trust Section Chair

  • Women in the Law Division Chair

  • Young Lawyers Division Chair

  • Homer S. Brown Division Chair

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