Award Winners

We are proud to list the following award winners. Please note that the list only contains award recipients from 2001. Information regarding recipients prior to 2001 is needed. If you have any information, please contact us at wwl@wwl.org and we will be happy to update.

Legacy Award



Created in 2009 to memorialize the inspiring and valuable personal and professional legacies within the organization and its founding and key sustaining members, so that current and former members can understand, honor and build upon the progress we have made. Voted on by the WWL Board.

2015 - Hon. Faith Ireland

2014 – Hon. Christine Quinn-Brintnall 2013 – Hon. Janice Niemi (Ret.)

2012 – Hon. M. Karlynn Haberly

2011 – Jane Noland

2010 – Hon. Patricia C. Williams

2009 – Hon. Betty Fletcher


President’s Award


2015 - Girl Scouts of Western Washington

2014 – Hon. Laura Inveen

2013 – Tracy Flood

2012 – Mary Reiten & Charlotte Clark-Mahoney

2011 – Hon Mary Fairhurst

2010 – Hon. Susan Owens

2009 – Jennifer Grant

2008 – Hon. Mary Yu

2007 – Ellen Dial & Kellye Testy

2006 – Ada Shen-Jaffe

2005 – Preston Gates & Ellis

2004 – Hon. Paula Kasey

2003 – M. Colleen Kinerk

2002 – Hon. Darcy Goodman

2001 – Hon. Cynthia Imbrogno


Foundation Award

Historically bestowed by the WWL Foundation based upon its own criteria and intended to recognize a WWL Member who has made an important contribution to WWL and its mission. Voted on by the WWL Foundation Board, and anticipated to resume in 2013.

2008 – Hon. Kathleen O’Connor

2007 – Norm Maleng

2006 – Hon. Cynthia Imbrogno

2005 – Hon. Betty Fletcher

2004 – M. Colleen Kinerk

2003 – Sheena Aebig

2002 – No Award Given

2001 – Hon. Barbara Madsen


Passing the Torch

The Passing the Torch Award will go to an individual who has gone above and beyond with regard to mentoring women lawyers and “passing the torch” to others in a way that supports our WWL Mission Statement. This mission is to further the full integration of women in the legal profession, to promote equal rights and opportunities for women, and to prevent discrimination against them.

2015 - Jenny Durkan

2014 – Hon. J. Robin Hunt

2013 – Kellye Testy

2012 – Hon. Lisa Sutton

2011 – Nancy Isserlis

2010 – Hon. Elizabeth Martin

2009 – Linda Moran

2008 – Jo-Hanna Read

2007 – Hon. Bobbe Bridge

2006 – Hon. Mary Kay Becker

2005 – Judith Ramseyer

2004 – Hon. Faith Ireland

2003 – Merf Ehman

2002 – Hon. Kathryn Trumball

2001 – Hon. Betty Fletcher