Sturr Honored with Judge Learned Hand Award

March 19, 2019

The Arizona Region of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) honored four outstanding legal professionals at its annual Judge Learned Hand (JLH) Awards luncheon on Friday, March 15, 2019. Geoffrey M.T. Sturr was presented with AJC’s Community Service Award for demonstrating sustained contributions to the advancement of equality and democratic principles.

AJC’s Judge Learned Hand luncheon recognizes distinguished individuals within the legal profession. Established in 1964, this program honors those who have contributed meaningfully to the legal community and whose work reflects the integrity and broad humanitarian ideals exemplified by Judge Hand. The honorees are selected by an independent selection committee of prominent judges, law professors, and practitioners.

Tim Eckstein, Joe Roth, and Josh Bendor for served on the awards luncheon committee.


Ron Reinstein, retired judge of the Maricopa County Superior Court

Geoffrey Sturr, Osborn Maledon

the late Steven A. Hirsch, Quarles & Brady

Kathy Brody, legal director of the ACLU of Arizona(Previously with Osborn Maledon)

For years, Geoffrey Sturr has quietly served the legal community. In addition to maintaining a robust ethics and professional liability practice at Osborn Maledon, Sturr has taught legal ethics, volunteered as a disciplinary hearing officer, chaired the client protection fund, served on a number of State Bar committees, and worked on a Supreme Court committee tasked with revising rules regulating the practice of law. Sturr has also served on the boards of numerous organizations dedicated to providing legal services to those in need, including Community Legal Services, the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest, and the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education.

Congratulations Geoff!