Legal Eagles Luncheon
St. Edward High School cordially invites you to attend the 2023
Legal Eagles Luncheon
We look forward to celebrating and honoring
the following award recipients:
Please join us as we celebrate their contributions
to the Cleveland legal community and the Legal Eagles.
20920 Brookpark Road, Cleveland 44135 Ohio
Wednesday, May 24 at 12:00 p.m.
Sponsored Table of 10:
$300 from all sponsored tables is tax-deductible.
Online registration has now been closed.
Contact Lorenzo Ritson '17 at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216.227.2239 with questions.
2023 Stewardship Award Recipient
Det. Rick Ginley '79
2023 Legal Eagles Man of the Year
Dan Clancy '55
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
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