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Professor Michael Noone Named to List of Irish Legal 100


Catholic University law professor Michael F. Noone Jr. was included in the second annual "Irish Legal 100," a compilation of the most distinguished and accomplished lawyers of Irish descent in America published by the Irish Voice Newspaper and Irish America magazine.

Nominees for the award were notified of their inclusion on the list in late 2009. In February, awardees were sent a Waterford crystal candle holder (below) in honor of the recognition.
The prestigious record, which includes past honorees such as Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy and Chief Justice John Roberts, recognizes lawyers from around the country who share a passion for the law and pride in their heritage. The list was first created in 2008 in an effort to foster closer bonds between Irish attorneys in the United States and their heritage, and touts the top legal minds of Irish descent in the country.
"The Irish Legal 100 represents our newest network designed to bring people together, foster modern relationships with Ireland and to advance the interests of Irish America," notes Niall O'Dowd, founding publisher of the Irish Voice newspaper and Irish America magazine.
"All these centuries later, from the Supreme Court on down, skilled in law craft has become a trademark of the Irish in America. We salute all the men and women who have made this list a special one,” he said.
An awards ceremony and reception celebrating the recipients was held in Washington, D.C., at the home of the Irish Ambassador to the United States on Nov. 11. Noone was unable to attend, but other honorees included Pulitzer Prize-winning author Samantha Power, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and Maryland’s Gov. Martin O'Malley.