JWLA Woman Lawyer

of the Year!

Photo courtesy of Attorney at Law First Coast and Tom Brady

The Jacksonville Women’s Lawyers Association 2021 Woman Lawyer of the Year is Charmaine Chiu

PAST WOMAN LAWYER OF THE YEAR RECIPIENTS

2003

Linda Calvert Hanson

2004

Cindy Laquidara

2005

Hon. Eleni Derke

2006

Lois Ragdale

2007

Rebekah Gleason

2008

Linda Farrell

2009

Courtney Grimm

2010

Katherine "Kathy" Parra

2011

Patricia "Patty" Dodson

2012

Paola Para Harris

2013

Leslie Goller

2014

Connie Byrd

2015

Ann Finnell

2016

Imani Boykin

2017

Sharón Simmons

2018

Hon. Michelle Kalil 

2019

Joni Alexis Poitier

2020

Lindsay Tygart

This recognition was first awarded in 2003. Each year since, JWLA has presented the Woman Lawyer of the Year Award to a woman lawyer who is not necessarily at the pinnacle of her career, but who has made meaningful contributions in her community through her legal service or volunteer activities and who has been a positive role model for JWLA members.