Shestack Receives Top ABA Honor

Jerome J. Shestack, who recently retired as partner and chairman of the litigation department at Wolf Block Schorr & Solis-Cohen, will receive the American Bar Association Medal for 2006.

The medal is the highest recognition the association awards and is given to an individual that has shown exceptional service to the cause of American jurisprudence.

"Jerry Shestack's contributions span many fields and have taken place in settings too numerous to recount, but perhaps they can best be encompassed by understanding him as an ambassador for human rights throughout the world," ABA president Michael S. Greco said.

Shestack will receive the award on Aug. 7 during the ABA's House of Delegates meeting.

Former recipients of the award include Sandra Day O'Connor and Thurgood Marshall.

Shestack became a member of the bar in 1949 and had his first human rights case that year in which he fought for Harvard Law School to admit female students.

–Gina Passarella, Staff Reporter

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