Three ABF Fellows were among those honored by the Chicago Bar Foundation at the annual Justice John Paul Stevens Awards Luncheon in October. The award is presented annually and honors attorneys who best exemplify Justice Stevens’ commitment to integrity and public service in the practice of law.
The Fellows honored were:
Daniel M. Kotin, Life Fellow
Professor Ann Lousin, Life Fellow
Mary Smith, ABF Board Member and Patron Fellow
Daniel Kotin is one of the founding shareholders of Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, where his practice focuses on personal injury and wrongful death cases. Kotin has long been involved with the Chicago Bar Association, serving as the president in 2017, along with other leadership positions in other organizations like the National Conference of Bar Presidents and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.
Professor Ann Lousin is currently a Professor of Law at the University of Illinois Chicago, where she teaches courses on Sales Transactions, Contracts, and Illinois Constitutional Law. Professor Lousin is a founding member of the Armenian Bar Association, having served as the Chairperson and served as the Chicago Bar Association’s Chair of the Constitutional Law Committee.
Mary Smith is currently the President of the American Bar Association and is the first Native American woman in the role. Smith is an independent board member and former CEO of a $6 billion national healthcare organization, the Indian Health Service and has also served in the White House as associate counsel to the president and associate director of policy planning. She’s served on the Chicago Bar Association’s Board of Directors and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Economic Club of Chicago, and the International Women’s Forum.
Read more here.