Past recipients of the Bar Association of Lehigh County LIBERTY BELL AWARD have included:
1995: The Hon. Donald E. Wieand, Judge of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania
1996: Mr. Stefan Presser, Esquire, Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania
1997: The Hon. Stephen J. McEwen, Jr., President Judge of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania
1998: Mr. Richard J. Makoul, Esquire [posthumous], renowned criminal defense lawyer, regarded by many as “the conscience of defense lawyers”
1999: The Hon. Edward N. Cahn, former Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
2000: The Hon. James Knoll Gardner, President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
2001: The Hon. Arnold C. Rapoport, Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
2002: The Hon. Robert A. Freedberg, President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Northampton County, Pennsylvania
2003: The Hon. William H. Platt, President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
2004: The Hon. Franklin S. Van Antwerpen, Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
2005: The Bar Association of Lehigh County, celebrating 100 Years of Service to the Community and the Profession
2006: The Hon. Madaline Palladino, Judge of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.
2007: Ms. Marianne Canning, Former Executive Director of the Bar Association of Lehigh County, celebrating over 20+ years of service.
2008: Rev. Thomas F. Dailey, O.S.F.S. Director of the Salesian Center for Faith & Culture at DeSales University in Center Valley.
2009: Allentown Human Relations Commission
2010: Mr. John Annoni, Allentown School Teacher, Founder-Camp Compass Acedemy & Author
2011: Ms. Heidi Markow, The Beginning Over Foundation
2012: Ms. Jane Ervin, Community Services for Children
2013: North Penn Legal Services