NACA Award Recipients

Each year as a part of NACA's ongoing efforts to recognize excellence and outstanding service in the legal field, NACA presents a Consumer Journalism Award, Investigative Journalism Award, Consumer Attorney Award, and Consumer Advocate Award during our Annual Meeting to honor our members who have made special contributions to advancing the practice of consumer law.  These individuals have gone above and beyond the normal call of duty by serving as a voice for their organizations and for consumers in the ongoing struggle to curb unfair and/or abusive business practices. NACA will present its 2017 awards at our annual meeting in DC on Friday, November 17.

If you know a consumer advocate who you believe has done outstanding work, either as a trial or appellate attorney, or as an advocate who has contributed to our community in ways that deserve to be recognized, let us know! We are also looking for nominations for print and electronic journalists who have done a great job covering our issues.

 

2018 Recipients

Excellence in Consumer Journalism

Lawrence Mower, Tampa Bay Times and Miami Herald

Consumer Attorney of the Year

Mark Mailman, Francis & Mailman, P.C.

Consumer Advocate of the Year

James Kowalski, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid

Distinguished Service

John Heenan, Heenan Law Firm

 

2017 Recipients

Excellence in Consumer Journalism

Michael Pope, Virginia Public Radio

Consumer Attorney of the Year

Leonard Bennett, Consumer Llitigation Associates, P.C.

Consumer Attorney of the Year

Marceline White, Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition

 

2016 Recipients

Excellence in Consumer Journalism

David Lazarus, Los Angeles Times

Consumer Attorney of the Year

Scott Borison, Legg Law Firm, LLP

Consumer Attorney of the Year

Phillip Robinson, Consumer Law Center LLC

 

2015 Recipients

Excellence in Consumer Journalism

Amy Davis, KPRC-RV Channel 2 News, for her dedicated consumer reporting

Excellence in Investigative Journalism

Blake Ellis and Melanie Hicken, CNN Money, for their report The Secret World of Government Debt Collection

Consumer Attorney of the Year

Keith Keogh, Keogh Law, LTD

Consumer Advocate of the Year

Jane Santoni, Williams & Santoni, LLP

Outstanding Achievement in Consumer Law

Erik Heath, Attorney at Law

 

2014 Recipients

Excellence in Consumer Journalism

Jake Halpern for Bad Paper: Chasing Debt from Wall Street to the Underworld

Excellence in Investigative Journalism

Chris Arnold, NPR and Paul Kiel, ProPublica, for their series on Wage Garnishment

Consumer Attorney of the Year

Alice Vickers, Florida Alliance for Consumer Protection

Consumer Advocate of the Year

Cary Flitter, Esq., Flitter Lorenz, P.C.

 

2013 Recipients

Excellence in Consumer Journalism

Sheryl Harris with Cleveland Plain Dealer

Excellence in Investigative Journalism

ABC News Reporting on Yo-Yo Car sales

Consumer Attorney of the Year

Mark Chavez with Chavez and Gertler LLP

Consumer Advocate of the Year

Peggy Lee with Southeastern Ohio Legal Services

Legislative Advocate of the Year

Kerry Smith with Community Legal Services of Philadelphia