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45th Annual Bench Bar Conference
Award Recipients

The Nicholas D. Vadino, Jr., Memorial Award is
presented annually at the Delaware County Bench Bar
Conference to a member of the Bar Association for
significant contributions by a young lawyer to the organized
bar. . . Congratulations to Michael J. Davey, Esq. Presented
by Robert M. Firkser, Esquire. Michael J. Davey, Esq., is an
Associate in the litigation department of Eckell, Sparks, Levy,
Auerbach, Monte, Sloane, Matthews & Auslander, P.C.,
where in addition to heading up the Firm's Employment Law &
Discrimination practice, he also represents plaintiffs in personal
injury litigation matters. Michael currently serves as the Chair
of the Auto Law Section for the Pennsylvania Association for
Justice (PAJ) - a state-wide trial lawyers' organization - as well
as President of the Young Lawyers Section of the Delaware
County Bar Association. He is also a past-President of PAJ
Young Lawyers' Section.
Michael is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New
Jersey, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of
Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for District of New Jersey,
the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court
of the United States. He has presented seminars and lectures
on various topics relating to employment law, automobile
insurance law, and civil litigation for the Delaware County Bar
Association, PAJ, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Delaware
County Chamber of Commerce, and more. Michael has been
selected as a SuperLawyers® "Rising Star" in the area of
employment law each consecutive year since 2012. Michael
also maintains a website that discusses recent developments
and trends in employment law in Pennsylvania state and federal
courts (
Michael received his J.D. degree from The Pennsylvania
State University Dickinson School of Law, where he was a
Senior Editor of the Pennsylvania State University International
Law Review, a member of the law school's award-winning
National Moot Court Trial Team that competed in the
2004-2005 National Finals in San Antonio, Texas, and was
inducted into the Order of Barristers. Michael completed his
undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland, College
Park, where he majored in Government and Politics.
Outside of the practice of law, Michael has served as an
elected Auditor for Bethel Township, Delaware County, and as a
Township Supervisor. Michael currently serves as the Chairman
of the Board of Supervisors for Bethel Township.

The Donald J. Orlowsky Award of the Delaware County
Bar Association is presented annually to the individual
who has contributed the most to the improvement and
fostering of good Bench Bar Relations. . . Congratulations
to the Honorable Spiros E. Angelos. Presented by President
Judge Chad F. Kenney. When we think of this year's Orlowsky
Award winner we think first and foremost of an individual
totally committed to his family. He and his wife, Beth Ann,
take great pride in their close-knit family and the high
achieving children they raised, one of whom, Ernie, is quickly
distinguishing himself at the bar. Beyond his full family life and
his distinguished legal career he has pursued countless interests
from music (bass guitarist in his own band), to cars (his Vette
is voted car of the year every year in the employee parking
garage), to the Civil War, to travel, to reading. He is literally a
wealth of knowledge on the most surprising of topics including
his beloved Yankees.

Judge Angelos has been a member of the Delaware County
Bar Association for decades and while Public Defender, he
was recognized for his grace and wisdom. He brought those
attributes to the bench with him and he has become, amongst
the judges, the symbol of the well-tempered judge. He has been
an example for all of us and his even and gracious manner and
approach amongst his colleagues on the bench and the lawyers
at the bar has set the standard for the promotion of collegiality
and good will between the bench and the bar. He has the
uncanny ability to look at the positive side of things and find the
goodness in each person he comes across. When a conversation
turns south, he inevitably is the one to step in and turn it around.
His work ethic is unsurpassed and he has matched that with
a strength and courage that makes us all feel fortunate that we
have gotten to know him not only as a lawyer and as a judge,
but as a valued and cherished friend. He has quietly led by
example and his example of courage, whether he knows it or
not, has encouraged each of us to live as he does, and that is to
live each and every day to the fullest, to be honest, to be fair, to
be straightforward, and to walk with pride and a bounce in our
step on the sunny side of the street. He is indeed in every sense
of the term a "class act" and a most worthy recipient of this
year's Orlowsky Award.
Judge Spiros E. Angelos was elected by the citizens of
Delaware County to a ten-year term on the Court of Common
Pleas in November 2011 and was sworn in on January 3, 2012.
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