Legal Legends Gallery

Here Yesterday, Remembered Forever.

What does it mean to be a Legal Legend?

Throughout the years, impoverished families, individuals, and community groups have looked to Bay Area Legal to overcome their greatest challenges.

Those revered as top-skilled professionals and champions of justice who have served as an immeasurable help to legal aid, pro bono, and the legal community at large are known to us as Legal Legends. Their leadership has inspired hope and sparked positive change that will impact generations to come.

Thank you to those selfless individuals who have championed legal aid and pro bono during their lifetime. These legacies leave a lasting imprint on our work and mission.

Legal Legends

Donors who wish to commemorate an existing Legal Legend can contribute any amount in their memory. Donors who would like to elect a new Legal Legend to the gallery and encourage others to give in their loved one’s memory may do so with a contribution of $500 or more. Your contribution will provide essential services in the name of your loved one, ensuring justice is accessible to all.

Our Legal Legends

To make a contribution in memory or in honor of one of our Legal Legends, please select a designated icon below.

David T. Knight

David T. Knight

1948 - 2023

Honorable Michael G. Williamson

Honorable Michael G. Williamson

1951 - 2022

C. Lawrence “Larry” Stagg

C. Lawrence “Larry” Stagg

1935 - 2022

Margaret D. Mathews

Margaret D. Mathews

1956 - 2021

Don M. Stichter

Don M. Stichter

1929 - 2019

Honorable Thomas “Tom” B. McCoun III

Honorable Thomas “Tom” B. McCoun III

1950 - 2019

Timothy G. Anderson Sr.

Timothy G. Anderson Sr.

1949 - 2019

L. David Shear

L. David Shear

1936 - 2016

Judge Don Castor

Honorable Donald "Don" F. Castor

1925-2013

W. Reece Smith Jr.

W. Reece Smith Jr. 

1925 - 2013

Honorable Robert J. Simms

Honorable Robert J. Simms

1947 - 2004

For questions about the Legal Legends listings, please contact our Development Team at development@bals.org. We appreciate your consideration to honor your loved one through legal aid.