Orange County Bar Association to Honor Richard J. McNeil, Partner at Crowell & Moring LLP, With the Prestigious Harmon G. Scoville Award

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Sept. 7, 2022 – The Orange County Bar Association announced Richard J. McNeil, Partner at Crowell & Moring LLP, as this year’s Harmon G. Scoville Award recipient. The award will be presented during the OCBA Volunteer Recognition Reception on October 11, 2022.

Established in 1990, the prestigious Scoville Award was first given to then-retiring Justice Harmon G. Scoville, the Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, 4th District, Division 3. Since then, the OCBA has annually presented this award to a member of the Orange County legal community whose career exemplifies the highest standards of the legal profession, who is widely known as a champion of the constitutional system of justice, and who has made significant contributions to the OCBA and its community.

This year's honoree will be joining a long list of extraordinary previous honorees:

Attorney John Sganga (2021), Presiding Judge Kirk Nakamura (2020), Attorney Neil Pederson (2019), Attorney Teresa A. McQueen (2018), Attorney John A. Bergen (2017), Attorney Roy L. Comer (2016), Attorney Claudette Kunzman (2015), Attorney Suzanne Viau Chamberlain (2014), Attorney Pearl G. Mann (2013), Judge Wendy S. Lindley (2012), Attorney Robert J. Cohen (2011), Attorney Mary Pat Toups (2010), Attorney Robert Von Esch, Jr. (2009), Attorney Boo J. Giuffre (Posthumously, 2008), Donna H. Fouste (2007), Attorney Alan J. Crivaro (2006), Attorney Grace E. Emery (2005), Attorney Stuart P. Jasper (2004), Attorney John Hurlbut, Jr. (2003), Attorney W. Patrick O’Keefe (2002), Attorney Vernon Hunt, Jr. (2001), Attorney Donna Bashaw (2000), Judge James N. Barr (1999), Public Defender Ronald Butler (1998), Judge Donald Smallwood (1997), Attorney Patricia Herzog (1996), Attorney Marjorie Day (1995), Judge Jack Mandel (1994), Attorney Ann Avery Andres (1993), Judge Francisco Firmat (1992), Attorney Robert “Sam” Barnes (1991) and Justice Harmon G. Scoville (1990).

Click here to view Richard McNeill's full biography.

About the Orange County Bar Association

Established in 1901, the Orange County Bar Association, with over 7,500 members, is one of the largest voluntary bars in California. The mission of the Orange County Bar Association is to enhance the system of justice, to support the lawyers who serve it and to assist the community served by it.


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