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Berkos Award

Starting in 2018 as the Private Bar Award and renamed the Berkos Award in memory of long-time Public Defender Board Chair Danny Berkos, the Berkos Award is annually handed out by the Public Defender Board in recognition of private bar lawyers who have consistently displayed great dedication and excellence in representing their SPD clients and in working to help improve services for indigent defense.

2021 Recipient:
Attorney William Donarski
- Green Bay, Wisconsin

2020 Recipient:

Attorney Lucas Wyshnytzky - Superior, Wisconsin

2019 Recipient:
Attorney Michael Covey - Madison, Wisconsin.

2018 Recipient:
Attorney Matthew Kirkpatrick - Menomonie, Wisconsin.