Past Legal Citizen of the Year Honorees

Since the first Thomas U. Newman Legal Citizen of the Year Dinner in 1984, the following individuals have been honored as Legal Citizens. For more information on recent honorees, see below.

  • 2018 – Jim Carter
  • 2017 – Hon. Hans Linde
  • 2016 – Hon. Thomas Balmer
  • 2015 – Hon. Nan Waller
  • 2014 – Hon. Jake Tanzer
  • 2013 – Gov. Ted Kulongoski
  • 2012 – Jim Westwood
  • 2011 – Hon. Paul De Muniz
  • 2010 – Hon. Jean Kerr Maurer
  • 2009 – Marilyn R. Cover
  • 2008 – 25th Anniversary of Classroom Law Project
  • 2007 – Hon. Ancer L. Haggerty
  • 2006 – Hon. Susan M. Leeson
  • 2005 – Hon. David Frohnmayer
  • 2004 – Sen. Ron Wyden & Sen. Gordon Smith
  • 2003 – Hon. Wallace P. Carson, Jr.
  • 2002 – Vera Katz
  • 2001 – Sidney I. Lezak
  • 2000 – Hon. Edwin J. Peterson
  • 1999 – Bruce B. Samson
  • 1998 – Hon. Susan P. Graber
  • 1997 – Hon. Mark O. Hatfield
  • 1996 – Bob & Marilyn Ridgley
  • 1995 – Hon. Kristena A. LaMar
  • 1994 – Hon. Donald H. Londer
  • 1993 – Harold C. Hart
  • 1992 – Hon. W. Michael Gillette
  • 1991 – Hon. Edward Leavy
  • 1990 – Hon. Charles S. Crookham
  • 1989 – Hon. Robert E. Jones
  • 1988 – Hon. Richard L. Unis
  • 1987 – Hon. Otto J. Skopil
  • 1986 – Hon. James M. Burns
  • 1985 – Hon. Kenneth J. O’Connell
  • 1984 – Hon. A. Ted Goodwin