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The Legal Eagles of St. Edward High School cordially

invite you to attend the 2022

Legal Eagles Year-End CLE

Go back to school with the Legal Eagles Year-End Update, held at St. Edward High School in room L201 and L202 of the Lowe Institute for Innovation.


Open to all, the Legal Eagles Year-End Update is a fast-paced and fun Saturday CLE. 

Click HERE to view the full agenda.


This year's seminar is on Saturday, December 10.


Registration - 8:30 a.m. 

Program - 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


3 hours of CLE Credit

BarOne Members - Complimentary

Legal Eagles - $105

CMBA Members - $135

Non Members - $180

Registration without Cle Credit

Legal Eagles - Complimentary

CMBA Members - $10

Non Members - $15

Law Students - Complimentary


For additional information and registration visit . Need further assistance? Please contact the CLE Department at

St. Edward Legal Eagles
Events and Activities

 The Legal Eagles plan for and participate in these and other activities:

  • Annual three-credit-hour, year-end CLE on the first Saturday in December, open to all attorneys and presented in conjunction with the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

  • Annual Man of the Year luncheon held each spring, awarding the Legal Eagles Man of the Year award to a lawyer or judge and the Legal Eagles Stewardship Award to a non-lawyer for contributions to the Northern Ohio legal community

  • Legal Eagles scholarships given to St. Edward students

  • Pro bono activities, including work at Legal Aid Society drop-in free advice clinics at the West Side Catholic Center

  • Assistance in coaching the St. Edward student mock trial teams

  • Present at the Annual Estate Planning Seminar and serve as members of the Planned Giving Committee


Interested in joining, receiving Legal Eagles invitations and being counted among our members?  

Click here to contact Legal Eagles President Michael VanNiel '91.  Membership is free.

The St. Edward Legal Eagles are members of the legal community who are graduates of St. Edward High School, or who have sons who are members of the St. Edward community.  Our mission is to promote professionalism, advance continuing legal education, assist St. Edward students and the school family, and provide a social setting to allow for the free and collegial exchange of ideas among our members.

2022 - 2023 Officers

Rob Cahill '93, Immediate Past President
Michael VanNiel '91, President 
Carl Mazzone '01, Luncheon Chair 
Brendan Heil '05, Seminar Chair
Judge Cornelius O' Sullivan Jr. ’81, Treasurer

To nominate a St. Edward graduate for the Legal Eagle Man of the Year or Stewardship awards, please contact any of the officers listed above.

Legal Eagles Award Recipients

The Legal Eagles are proud to have recognized the following graduates and members of the legal community in years past:

Legal Eagles Man Of The Year Recipients

1994  Edward T. Clarke ’56

1995  Hon. Terrence O’Donnell ’64

1996  Ralph T. Skonce Jr. ’72

1997  Hon. John J. Donnelly ’61

1998  Hon. Patrick J. Carroll ’70

1999  Patrick F. Roche ’68

2000  Albert C. Sammon ’74

2001  J. Matthew Cain ’60

2002  Michael E. Murman ’64

2003  Hon. Timothy J. McGinty ’69

2004  John F. McCaffrey ’79

2005  Hon. Sean C. Gallagher ’73

2006  John J. Duffy ’61

2007  Scott E. Stewart ’69

2008  Cornelius J. O’Sullivan ’81

2009  Henry J. Hilow ’74

2010  Hon. John J. Russo ’83

2011  Regis E. McGann ’67

2012  James P. Sammon ’87

2013  James B. Niehaus ’76

2014  Hon. Brendan J. Sheehan ’85

2015  Mark Valponi '70

2016  Mike Gareau, Sr. '58

2017  John J. Wargo, Jr. '65

2018  Kevin M. Butler '93 

2019  Patrick F. Haggerty '73 

2020 Hon. Patrick F. Corrigan '70

2021 Bryan P. O'Malley '80

2022 Hon. Joseph J. Zone '72

Legal Eagles Stewardship Award Recipients

2012 Pete Elliott '80, U.S. Marshal

2013 Mike McGrath '69, Cleveland Safety Director

2014 Brian Heffernan '78, Cleveland Police Commander

2015 Craig Tame '67, Office of the U.S. Attorney

2016 Brent Collins '78, Assistant Fire Chief, Cleveland Fire Department

2017 Frank Bova '78, Cuyahoga County Sheriff

2018 Michael J. O'Malley '67, Investigator Supervisor at Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office

2019 Matt Zone '81 Councilman, City of Cleveland

2021 Keith G. Sulzer '79, Chief Investigator for the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office

2022 Kevin J. Kelley '86, Cleveland City Council President 






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