2016 - Sheldon Krantz (DC Affordable Law Firm), Tammy Seltzer (University Legal Services), and Thomas S. Williamson Jr. (Covington & Burling LLP)
2015 - Roger M. Adelman, Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop
2014 - Marc Fleischaker (Arent Fox, LLP), Legal Counsel for the Elderly, and Pepco
2013 - William J. Garber (solo law practice), Jessica T. Rosenbaum (District of Columbia Access to Justice Commission), and James J. Sandman (Legal Services Corporation)
2012 - James L. Lyons, Kellogg Williams & Lyons, and John C. Keeney, Jr., Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
2011 - Peter Edelman, Georgetown University Law School and DC Access to Justice Commission; Donald Santarelli, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP; and posthumously to Mary Ann Luby, passionate advocate for justice .
2010 - Pauline Schneider of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, and Rainey Ransom Brandt, Special Counsel to the Chief Judge of the DC Superior Court.
2009 - Earl Silbert, DLA Piper (US), and Commander Lillian Overton, DC Metropolitan Police Department.
2008 - John Payton, NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, and Maureen Thornton Syracuse, DC Bar Pro Bono Program.
2007 - Roderick Boggs, Executive Director of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, and GEICO.
2006 - Steven Pollak, of Goodwin Procter, and Legal Aid Society of DC and its Executive Director Jonathan Smith.
2005 - Daniel Rezneck, former president of the DC Bar and former partner at Arnold & Porter, and the Visitors' Services Center and its Executive Director Ann Keep.
2004 - Lloyd Cutler, Wilmer, Cutler and Pickering LLP, and Women Empowered Against Violence "WEAVE", Executive Director Lydia Watts.
2003 - Willie Cook, retired Executive Director of DC's Neighborhood Legal Services Program, and Alan Morrison, Co-founder and Director of Public Citizen Litigation Group.
2002 - Herbert J. "Jack" Miller, Baker Botts, and Samuel F. Harahan, founding Executive Director of the Council for Court Excellence.
2001 - Judith L. Lichtman, President of National Partnership for Women and Families, Archdiocesan Legal Network of Catholic Charities, and posthumously to Charles F. C. Ruff.
2000 - E. Barrett Prettyman, Jr., of Hogan and Hartson, and DC Superior Court's Drug Court Program.
1999 - John H. Pickering, of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, and Operation Crackdown.
1998 - Jacob A. Stein, of Stein, Mitchell and Mezines, and Dr. Cheryl Bailey, of the District of Columbia Courts.
1997 - Charles A. Horsky, and Charles McC. Mathias, the two Presidents Emeriti of the Council for Court Excellence.