Parental Defense Award Recipents

Each year at the annual conference the Parental Defense Alliance recognizes those attorneys, paralegals and other professionals who contribute to the defense of parent's rights in Utah's juvenile courts.  Below are those who have been recognized at past conferences.

2016

• New Parental Defender: Liza Jones
• Appellate Attorney of the Year: Jacqueline Jensen
• Trial Attorney of the Year: Jason Richards
• Lifetime Achievement, Attorney of the Year: Don Redd
• Special Service Award: Loreli Riley

2015

• New Parental Defender: Rob Latham
• Appellate Attorney of the Year: Matthew Carling
• Trial Attorney of the Year: Patty Beiderman
• Lifetime Achievement, Attorney of the Year: Neil Skousen
• Special Service Award: Kate Hansen

2014

• New Parental Defender: Dustin M. Parmley
• Appellate Attorney of the Year: Sara J. Pfrommer
• Trial Attorney of the Year: Janell R. Bryan
• Lifetime Achievement, Attorney of the Year: Mark H. Tanner
• Special Award for Excellence in Mentoring: Erik G. Jacobson

2013

• New Parental Defender:Ryan Petersen
• Appellate Attorney of the Year: Colleen Coebergh
• Trial Attorney of the Year: Vernon Jolley
• Lifetime Achivement, Attorney of the Year: Julie George

2012

• New Parental Defender: Janell R. Bryan
• Appellate Attorney of the Year: D. Grant Dickinson
• Trial Attorney of the Year: David R. Boyer
• Lifetime Achievement, Attorney of the Year: Lisa B. Lokken

2011

• New Parental Defender: Happy Morgan
• Appellate Attorney of the Year: Neil Skousen
• Trial Attorney of the Year: Michael Rawson
• Lifetime Achievement, Attorney of the Year:Herb Gillespie
• Special Award ofr Legislative Advocacy: Bob Alsop

2010

• New Parental Defender: Shamim Monshizadeh
• Excellence in Appellate Advocacy: Danielle Allison, paralegal
• Trial Attorney of the Year: Jose Silva
• Lifetime Achievement, Attorney of the Year: William Schultz
• Lifetime Achievement, Attorney of the Year: Sharon Sipes