Past Events:


2019 Jurisprudence Awards honoring Michael J. Frantz and Anne L. Meyers

WHEN: June 27, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
WHERE: The Union Club, 1211 Euclid Ave., Cleveland OH 44115
CONTACT: Char Rapoport Nance
PHONE: 216-464-3022

Michael Frantz

Michael J. Frantz, Founding Partner, Frantz Ward LLP. Read his bio here.

Anne Meyeres

Anne L. Meyers, Founding Partner, Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis. Read her bio here.

ORT America will award ORT’s highest national award presented to members of the legal community whose professional and personal lives have: Substantially improved the quality of life for their fellow human beings; created role models for others to emulate; established new directions for the enhancement of their profession and their community.



Jurisprudence Awards Co-Chairs
Jill G. Okun, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, LLP
Kenneth B. Liffman, McCarthy Lebit Crystal & Liffman, Co. LPA

Steering Committee
Gary Desberg, Singerman Mills Desberg & Kauntz Co. LPA
Michael Ellis, Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC
Robert U. Fein, Red Stone Equity Partners
Todd Gurney, The Eisen Law Firm
Tod Northman, Tucker Ellis LLP
Michael Perlmuter, Alex N. Sill Co.
Richard “Dick” Rosner, Retired, Taft Stettinius & Hollister, LLP
Shawna Rosner, Direct Recruiters, Inc.-Legal Solutions Group
William W. Schonberg, Benesch

Tribute Committee Co-Chairs
Scott M. Lewis, Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis
High R. McKay, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
James B. Niehaus, Frantz Ward LLP
Barbara Roman, Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis

Ohio Region 2018 Jurisprudence Awards honoring Mario Ciano and David Paris

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The Union Club • 1211 Euclid Avenue • Cleveland OH 44115

Mario Ciano, Former Managing Partner, Reminger Co, LPA
David Paris, Managing Partner, Nurenberg Paris

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2018 Host Committee (view here)


What is the Jurisprudence Award?

The ORT America Jurisprudence Award is ORT’s highest national award presented to members of the legal community who have established new directions for the enhancement of their community and their profession and serve as a role model for others.

In Ohio, the award presentation is in its 23nd year. The event has a rich history of honoring outstanding lawyers from the private practice sector, business community as well as jurists in our community.