Through the generous contributions made by members of the legal community, Fellows GIVE is our way of ensuring that justice is accessible to all.
In 1996, the Allegheny County Bar Foundation established the Fellows program as a formal means to recognize and honor attorneys who have shown a commitment to excellence in charitable, community, professional, and/or public service activities and create an organization of members who recognize and accept the bar’s ongoing challenge to fund public service activities. Since its inception, the Foundation’s Fellows have helped to fund over $700,000 in legal aid grants!
Starting in 2022, Fellows with an active pledge are able to participate in the grant process from their initial donation to the determination of final awards. Fellows can make their pledge at the level of their choosing:
Advocate Fellow: $1,200 over 4 years
Ambassador Fellow: $2,400 over 6 years
Visionary Fellow: $5,000 over 8 years
Additionally, special consideration is offered for Young Lawyers (who have practiced for fewer than 10 years), with the opportunity to pledge $100 for each year they have remaining as a Young Lawyer.
Fellows who have fulfilled their pledges are recognized as Emeritus Fellows and may renew their pledge at any level to regain voting privileges at any time. Prospective Fellows must be nominated into the program by themselves or a peer; with approval from the Fellows Committee, new Fellows are inducted into the Fellows program at the annual Fellows reception and dinner.
We are proud to recognize these individuals who have made a commitment to support the ACBF in our work to promote justice for all. *Lists updated as of October 2022
* Denotes deceased
* Denotes deceased
Kenneth M. Argentieri Albert Bates, Jr. Edwin H. Beachler Vicki L. Beatty Carol A. Behers Robert S. Bernstein Daniel I. Booker Kimberly A. Brown Shelley Bould Campbell David C. Cannon, Jr. Zelda G. Curtiss Patricia L. Dodge Joan Ellenbogen Laura E. Ellsworth Ann Ewart David B. Fawcett* Hon. Nora Barry Fischer Ronald J. Fischer Robert N. Gentile Andrea Geraghty Efrem M. Grail Laurence B. Green Dawn K. Gull George B. Handelsman Jeffrey D. Heeter Nancy L. Heilman Dale Hershey Jeanette H. Ho Paula Hopkins Kathryn M. Kenyon Andrew G. Kimball Dusty Elias Kirk Gary M. Lang Max Walter Laun Jeffrey J. Leech MichaelP. Malakoff Carol S. Mills McCarthy Dianne Jo McClelland J. Frank McKenna, III William J. McKim Hon. Kathleen R. Mulligan Joseph A. Napoli Edward G. O’Connor* Robert J. Ridge Melaine Shannon Rothey Eric A. Schaffer Howard J. Schulberg Hon. Jacqueline O. Shogan Hon. William L. Standish* Frederick W. Thieman Stephan K. Todd Richard Steven Wiedman Bruce Lord Wilder Joanne Ross Wilder* Susan Ann Yohe
* denotes deceased
Young Lawyer Fellows
Jessica K. Albert Elizabeth Warner Altman Gilda M. Arroyo Aaron P. Asher Lori Wisniewski Azzara Danielle M. Bacco Joseph V. Balestrino Lawrence H. Baumiller Jaclyn M. Belczyk Nicholas J. Bell Elisabeth Bennington Beverly A. Block Ingrid A. Bohme Julie A. Brennan Kristen A. Budris Laura C. Bunting Alexander Cashman Lauren Melfa Catanzarite Jonathan R. Cohen Elizabeth F. Collura Susan Shin Connelly Jessica L. Crown Leah E. Cullen Nicole A. Daller Mark K Dausch Jennifer S. Dickquist Lacee C. Ecker Kimberly S. Feeney Michael K. Feeney Stephanie L. Fera Sara J. Flasher Joseph R. Froetschel Benjamin J. Gobel Dana A. Gorelik Douglas M. Grimsley Hope Grunberg Mark C. Hamilton Kathryn Harrison Elizabeth L. Hughes Sam H. Jessee Ron G. Jones Alexandra L. Kovalchick Erica L. Laughlin Matthew J. Lautman Rochelle R. McCain Mallorie A. McCue R. Brandon McCullough Kathryn E. McKee Janet K. Meub Jessica B. Michael Amie M Mihalko Theresa M. Miller-Sporrer Quinntarra Morant Katherine L.W. Norton Antoinette C. Oliver Lindsay A. Oliver Nicklaus A. Oliver Tyra Oliver Julie A. Patter Erica Pietranton Sunu Pillai Margaret W. Prescott Erin Boyts Quinn Dana J. Richardson Tara Stevens Rodrigues Justin T. Romano Michaelene E. Rose Brian S. Rosinski Rachel M. Rosnick Melissa L. Ruefle Spencer Olga M. Salvatori Kathleen Gabrielle Sheehan Stephanie A. Short Corinne McGinley Smith Maxwell B. Stanfield Samantha Quinn Stewart Heather C. Stumpf Kimberly S. Tague Amanda J. Thomas Maribeth Thomas Tony J. Thompson
Edward G. O’Connor Fellows
Catherine T. Martin (2006) Paul W. O’Hanlon (2007) Daniel L. Haller (2008) Edward Van Stevenson, Jr. (2009) Thomas F. Putinsky (2010) Donna Allen-Rosemond (2011) Lorraine Bittner (2012) David Spurgeon (2014) Evalynn Welling (2015) Joyce A. Gallagher Ramirez (2017) Daniel E. Fitzsimmons (2018) Katherine L. W. Norton (2019) Amy G. Carpenter (2022) Pamela L. Dalton-Arlotti (2022)
Nominate a Fellow or Yourself
To be eligible for the Fellows program, nominees must:
Be a current or retired ACBA member (bar and bench).
Demonstrate a commitment to excellence in charitable, community, professional and/or public service activities.
Starting in 2022, ACBA members are eligible to submit self-nominations for Fellows GIVE. Submit a nomination for yourself or a colleague below or fill out the nomination card and send to Lorrie Albert at at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have been an active Fellows GIVE member in the past, you do not need to be nominated in order to become active again. To renew your Fellows GIVE pledge, click here for a new pledge card. Send all completed pledge cards to Stephanie Selya, email@example.com.