MWELA’s Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes sustained  dedication to protecting the rights of employees in the Washington metropolitan area, and as a leader in our community. The award is reserved for occasions when the accomplishments of an individual are so extraordinary that they should be recognized.

2022: Richard T. Seymour was not only an icon in his profession, but an MWELA member who stood out. He was always willing to step in and support his colleagues, answering calls for help on the listserve on a regular basis. Rick also served on moot court panels and co-counseling of cases. In addition, Rick was an active MWELA Board Member and a sound voice of reason.

2024: Joseph D. Gebhardt