3Ls Davida M. Hawkes and Richard Miller Prevail at the 42nd Annual Lionel O. Grossman Trial Competition
The team of 3Ls Davida M. Hawkes and Richard Miller, representing the plaintiff, prevailed over 3Ls Alecia Frye and Troy Gayle, representing the defendant, at the 42nd Annual Lionel O. Grossman Trial Competition. Frye was the recipient of the Frank H. Armani L’56 Advocacy Award.
Created in 1978, this annual competition held by the Travis H.D. Lewin Advocacy Honor Society offers students the opportunity to grow as oral advocates and to hone their experience in trial advocacy. The competition was established by Richard Grossman ’51, L’55 and Dr. Murray Grossman ’43, G’45, as an 80th birthday gift in honor of their father, Lionel O. Grossman, a 1916 graduate of the College of Law.
This year’s case was Bobby Daley v. Simon Properties, LLC d/b/a Scooter’s Ice Cream Parlor. In this case, Bobby Daley has brought a claim of Negligence against Scooter’s Ice Cream Parlor to recover damages for the injuries sustained when he was attacked on or near the ice cream parlor.
The Hon. Glenn T. Suddaby L’85, Chief US District Court Judge of the Northern District of New York, was the presiding judge. The evaluators were the Hon. Brenda K. Sannes, US District Judge for the Northern District of New York, the Hon. Thérèse Wiley Dancks L’91, US Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of New York, Professor Emeritus Travis H.D. Lewin, and Ed Menkin L’77, sole practitioner.