Description & History

The Hellenic Law Society of Northern California bestows its coveted Athenian Award from time to time on very worthy contemporary individuals who exemplify and personify the highest ideals of the ancient Athenian Culture.

The persons listed below are the past recipients of the Athenian Award (listed with the year in which the award was conferred:)


Professor George Anastoplo 1987
Chicago, Illinois

Honorable George Christopher 1988
Former Mayor of San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Honorable Nicholas Petris 1992
California State Senator (Retired)
Oakland, California

Honorable Peter Tamaras 1996
Former Member of San Francisco Board of Supervisors
San Francisco, California

Honorable S. Lee Vavuris 1997
California Superior Court Judge (Retired)
San Francisco, California

Frank P. Agnost 1999
Publisher, The Hellenic Journal
Brisbane, California

Professor Thanasis Maskaleris 2000
San Francisco State University
San Francisco, California

John Keker, Esq. 2001
San Francisco, California

Honorable Louis J. Papan 2002
California State Assemblyman (Retired)
Millbrae, California

Theofanis V. Economidis 2004
Substantial contributor to Hellenism
San Francisco, California

Vasilios B. Choulos, Esq. 2005
Hellenic Law Society Founder
San Francisco, California

Peter A. Bagatelos, Esq. 2005
Hellenic Law Society
Administrative Coordinator
San Francisco, California

Theodore A. Laliotis. 2006
President Hellenic Federation of Northern California
Hellenic Leader and Businessman
Palo Alto, California

Martha Klirinomos 2007
Professor of English and Director Center for Modern Greek Studies College of Humanities
California State Assemblyman (Retired)
San Francisco State University
San Francisco, California

Frosene Phillips 2008
Editor, The Hellenic Journal;
Columnist; Church & Community Musician
Orinda, California

Honorable George T. Choppelas 2009
Judge of the Superior Court (Retired)
San Francisco, California

Honorable Nicolaos Theophanous 2011
Honorary Consul of Cyprus
Lafayette, California

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