Judge Thomas “Tiger” Patrick Thornton Memorial Award

Our first President and Founding Member.

This Memorial Award is dedicated to those who have upheld the ideals and principles of our founding president and our Irish legal heritage. “For one thousand years Ireland’s Brehon Laws, and their books, the Senchus Mor., were the most highly developed system of justice in Western Europe.” “It rested on the sanctity of the verbal contract.” “If you would destroy a people, destroy first their language, their religion, their law.”

2005 – Alvin Rutledge

2006 – Hon. Maura Corrigan

2006 – Charles Rutherford

2006 – Hon. James McCann

2007 – Hon. Jerome P. Cavanagh

2007 – Wallace Riley

2008 – Hon. Paul V. Gadola

2008 – Hon. Vincent J. Brennan

2009 – Thomas F. Myers

2009 – Nathan B. Goodnow

2010 – Hon. James L. Ryan

2010 – Hon. John H. Gillis

2011 – John D. O’Hair

2011 – Daniel F. Curran

2012 – Hon. Michael F. Cavanagh

2012 – Hon. Patrick J. Duggan

2013 – Hon. Peter E. Deegan

2013 – Edmund M. Brady, Jr. (in memoriam)

2014 – Timothy M. Kenny

2015 – George E. Ward

2016 – John M. Cahill

2017 – Hon. Kathleen McCann

2019 – Hon. Michael J. Riordan

2022 – Dennis J. Clark




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