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The Wiley A. Branton Award was first bestowed by the Washington Lawyers’ Committee in 1989. It takes its name from Wiley A. Branton, Sr., an extraordinary man whose life embodied civil rights advocacy of the highest order.

wiley brantonEach year, approximately 800 to 1,000 attorneys and business leaders attend this event to honor recipients of the Branton Award. This award is presented to members of the legal and civil rights advocacy community whose lifetime efforts exemplify Branton’s deep commitment to pro bono service that is at the heart of the Committee’s mission.

The 2016 Wiley A. Branton Awards Luncheon was held on June 22, 2016. Links relevant to the 2016 event are listed below:

 
Wiley A. Branton Award Recipients

2017 Former Attorney General
Eric Holder, Jr.
Speaker
Congressman John Lewis
2016 Roderic V.O. Boggs
2015 Theodore Howard
John Relman
2014

James J. Sandman
Nkechi Taifa

2013

Judge John Ferren
Judge Ricardo Urbina

2012

Thomas Brunner
Avis Buchanan
Joseph Sellers

2011

Kim Keenan
George Ruttinger

2010

Congressman John Conyers
John C. Keeney

2009

Congressman John Lewis
Benjamin F. Wilson
Speaker:
Attorney General
Eric Holder, Jr.

2008 – 40th Anniversary

David J. Cynamon
Leslie M. Turner

2007

Anastasia D. Kelly
Thomas S. Williamson, Jr.

2006 Marc L. Fleischaker
Roger Wilkins
2005 Judge Nathaniel R. Jones
Roger E. Warin
2004 Stuart J. Land
John A. Payton, Jr.
2003 Patricia M. Wald
2002

Janet Reno
Dick Thornburgh

2001 David & Florence Isbell
2000

Peter Edelman
Rev. John O. Peterson
Speaker:
Mayor Anthony Williams

1999

Drew S. Days
Jane Lang

1998

No award presented

1997 Judge Charles Richey
Speaker:
First Lady Hillary Clinton
1996

Rev. James Macdonell
William R. Tisdale

1995 Judge Aubrey A. Robinson
1994 Robert H. Kapp
1993

John E. Nolan, Jr.
Vincent E. Reed

1992

Pedro Avilés
Stephen Pollak
Iris J. Toyer

1991

Roscoe N. Nix
Joseph L. Rauh, Jr.

1990

Judge William B. Bryant
Judge Louis F. Oberdorfer

1989

Robert L. Wald

1988

Distinguished Service Award:
Judge Spottswood W. Robinson

John W. Douglas

1987

Distinguished Service Award:
Wiley A. Branton, Sr.
Albert E. Arent



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