Law Alumni Achievement Spirit Award

Each year, Detroit Mercy Law chooses an alumnus to honor as someone who has excelled in their profession, demonstrated outstanding leadership in work and devoted themselves in service to the larger community. Detroit Mercy Alumni Achievement Spirit Award recipients reflect the University’s mission of excellence and service and bring pride to their alma mater.

Detroit Mercy Law is proud to recognize the following award recipients:

2019   

Ralph McDowell '86 and Nancy Glen '86

2018   

Hon. Gregory E. Mathis '88

2017   

Charles R. Rutherford, Sr. '57

2016   

Eugene A. Gargaro, Jr. '67

2015   

Hon. Anthony J. Fiorella, Jr. '66

2014   

Hon. Brian K. Zahra '87

2012   

Hon. Michael J. Talbot '71

2011   

Robert A. Ficano ’77

2010   

Joseph V. Walker '72

2009   

Lawrence G. Campbell '69

2008   

Hon. Patrick J. Duggan '58

2007   

Denise Ilitch ’80

2006   

Frederick W. Lauck ’69

2005   

L. Brooks Patterson ’67

2004   

Hon. Maura D. Corrigan ’73

2003   

Edmund M. Brady, Jr. ’66

2002   

Hon. Peter E. Deegan ’66

2001   

Eugene A. Gargaro, Jr. ’67

2000   

Hon. Roman S. Gribbs ’54

1999   

Charles R. Rutherford, Sr. ’57

1998   

Thomas C. Mayer ’55

1997   

William D. Booth ’62

1996   

Hon. Louis F. Simmons, Jr. ’56

1995   

Hon. Alice R. Resnick ’64

1994   

Hon. Joseph A. Sullivan ’48

1993   

Hon. Michael F. Cavanagh ’66

1992     

James A. Courter ’61

1991   

William D. Gilbride, Sr. ’50

1990   

William L. Cahalan ’51

1989   

John A. Kruse ’52

1988   

Hon. George R. Deneweth ’42

1987     

Hon. Thomas G. Kavanagh ’43

1986   

Donald H. Mitzel ’51

Hon. James L. Ryan ’57

1985   

Hon. James H. Brickley ’54

Nathan B. Goodnow ’30

Frank J. Kelley ’51