Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Memorial Breakfast


Each year, to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. — and the important contributions he made to American society and to the world — The Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia, Inc. seeks to recognize attorneys and judges who have been leaders in the Philadelphia legal community, and who have made significant contributions to the city and the region at large through their work, dedication, and public service.

The awards presented include the Justice Juanita Kidd Stout Woman of Distinction Award, The Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, The Honorable William F. Hall Award, and The Outstanding Organization Award (the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for Outstanding Service to the Community).

Although due to Covid 19 we were unable to host our Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Memorial Breakfast, we would like to recognize our exceptional 2022 awardees who will be honored at our next in-person breakfast.


The Honorable William F. Hall Award

This award honors an attorney who has made a significant contribution in the areas of social justice, peace, education, civil rights or public health. Throughout his or her legal career, this individual has championed fairness in the application and interpretation of the law, and defends the legal rights of the most vulnerable populations with skill and diligence. 2022 Award Recipient:

Riley H. Ross III

Mincey, Fitzpatrick, and Ross, LLC

The Outstanding Young Lawyer
This award is given to a young attorney who demonstrates competence in the practice of law and concern for his or her community. Through service, leadership or other activities, this person continually improves the perception of lawyers and exemplifies our dual role as passionate advocates and concerned citizens. 2022 Award Recipient:

Dominique B.E. Ward

Lincoln Financial Group

The Outstanding Organization Award
This award recognizes an organization that has identified and met the need for diversity and inclusion within the legal or business community. This organization has made exceptional efforts to ensure full and equal opportunity for entry and advancement of minorities and people of color in the legal profession and encourages other organizations in the greater Philadelphia region to do the same. 2022 Award Recipient:

Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity (PLSE)

The Justice Juanita Kidd Stout Woman of Distinction Award
This award is presented to an outstanding woman attorney of color, who has helped to advance the education or careers of other women of color within the legal profession and beyond. She creates new directions for women of color all while maintaining her character, poise, and professionalism. 2022Award Recipient:

Rhonda Hill Wilson

The Law Offices of Rhonda Hill Wilson

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