Mount Kisco attorney John S. Marwell is the 2014 recipient of the Attorney Professionalism Award, given by the Committee on Attorney Professionalism of the New York State Bar Association.
The award recognizes a member who displays the highest standards of professionalism, commitment to promoting respect for the legal system, outstanding ethical conduct, competence, good judgment, integrity and civility. Marwell received his award on January 30 in New York City during the State Bar Association’s House of Delegates dinner.
“John Marwell’s legal career is built on integrity, good judgment and dedication to his clients. In his four decades of practice, he has been a pillar of the legal profession and a leader,” said Marion Hancock Fish of Syracuse (Hancock Estabrook), chair of the Committee on Attorney Professionalism. “He is a most deserving recipient.”
Colleagues, clients and adversaries supported Marwell’s nomination. They praised his civility, exemplary legal practice and sound advice.
Marwell is a partner at Shamberg Marwell Hollis Andreycak & Laidlaw. His practice includes land use litigation, zoning, environmental law and real estate law.
Within the State Bar Association, Marwell was a member of the House of Delegates and a vice president of the Ninth Judicial District from 2007 to 2011. He is chair of the Finance Committee. He previously chaired the Working Group on Judicial Compensation Commission and was vice-chair of the Senior Lawyers Section. He is a past president of the Westchester County Bar Association and Westchester County Bar Foundation.
Marwell received his undergraduate degree from Columbia College and earned his law degree from Columbia Law School. He is a resident of Greenwich, Conn.
The 75,000-member New York State Bar Association is the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. It was founded in 1876.
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