Ben F. Jones Chapter of the National Bar Association Award Recipients
The Ben F. Jones Chapter of the National Bar Association is calling for nominations for its annual A.A. Latting Awards to be presented at this year’s Barristers’ Ball on November 18, 2023. The Chapter named its annually awarded honors after Mr. Arvis “A.A.” Latting, Sr., who was one of the few practicing black lawyers in Memphis in the early 1940s. Latting was also a professor at LeMoyne-Owen College where he mentored the “Founding Five” members of the Memphis Chapter including Ben F. Jones. The award recipients are honored at the Chapter’s annual Barristers’ Ball.
A.A. Latting Awards
YEAR | RECIPIENT FOR LEGAL EXCELLENCE | FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE
1995 Judge Loyce Lambert Ryan | Dr. Muhammad
1996 Donald Smart | Coleman Garrett
1999 Harrison McIver
2003 Veronica Coleman | Hon. Earnestine Hunt
2004 Judge John T. Fowlkes, Jr. | Dr. Carol R. Johnson
2005 Percy Harvey | Johnnie Turner
2006 Judge Arthur Bennett | A. Dell Stiner
2007 Hon. D’Army Bailey | Ernest Withers
2008 Former Mayor A C Wharton | Michael Cody
2009 Ruby Wharton | Hon. George Brown, Jr.
2010 Hon. Russell Sugarman | Hon. H.T. Lockard
2011 Judge Bernice Donald | Gregory Duckett
2012 Judge John T. Fowlkes, Jr. | Frank Cantrell
2013 Judge Camille McMullen | Monica Wharton
2014 Chancellor Kenny Armstrong | Melanie Murray
2015 Chancellor Walter Evans | Ed Stanton, III
2016 Sean Hunt | Judge Gina C. Higgins
2017 Laurice E. Smith | Mark A. Allen
2018 Terrence Reed | Alexander Wharton, Andre Wharton & Corey Strong
2019 Henry Reaves | Janika White & Kamilah Turner
2020 Tannera George Gibson | Former Commissioner Van D. Turner Jr.
2021 Chancellor Gadson “Will” Perry | Senator Raumesh Akbari
2022 Retired Judge Jerry Stokes | Latrena Ingram
The Ben F. Jones Chapter is in the process of memorializing all past recipients of the A.A. Latting Awards. If you have information regarding any of the years with missing recipients or if you have a correction to the above-mentioned list please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.