Steve Dettelbach Honored with Stokes Award, Calls for Continued "Fight for Justice" at Legal Aid Society Annual Event

News / November 23, 2016

Partner and former United States Attorney Steve Dettelbach is featured in articles published Nov. 22, 2016, by and Nov. 28, 2016, by the Cleveland Jewish News. In accepting the 2016 Louis Stokes Paragon Award from the Legal Aid Society, Dettelbach urged the audience to support Legal Aid, saying, “Real justice has never come easy, or cheap. But there have always been people willing to fight for it…”  He compared the threats facing the most vulnerable to a coming storm, and Dettelbach challenged the audience not to give up or run away but the get in the boat together and to row hard toward better times, urging each of them to “grab an oar.”

From left: Tom Dettelbach (Steve’s father), Steve Dettelbach, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, Eric Dettelbach (Steve’s brother).

From left: Karen Giffen, Steve Dettelbach, Vanetta Jamison and Colleen Cotter. Giffen, Jamison and Cotter are members of the Executive Committee of the Legal Aid Society.

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, Steve Dettelbach, and BakerHostetler Chairman, Steve Kestner