The Workers' Compensation Law Section annually presents its Distinguished Service Award to members of the bench and bar who have made outstanding contributions to the practice and/or development of workers' compensation law. The award is presented at the annual Workers' Compensation Law Institute Seminar. Past recipients are:
2000 William V. George and Charles L. Drew
2001 E. Earl Mallard Jr. and James B. Hiers Jr.
2002 John M. Williams and John F. Sweet
2003 E. Lamar Gammage Jr.
2004 Curtis Farrar Jr. and Joe B. Sartain Jr.
2005 Lavinia B. George
2006 No award
2007 Hon. Carolyn C. Hall
2008 Don Lee Hartman and Robert R. Potter
2009 E. Lee Southwell III
2010 John H. Ross
2011 David B. Higdon
2012 Marvin Price
2013 Hon. Gordon R. Zeese
2014 Mark S. Gannon
2015 Richard C. Kissiah
2016 John A. Ferguson Jr.