Ross M. Shepard Service to OCDLA Award

Created in 2014 to recognize members who have made a significant difference to the association.


2016 Recipient

Phil Studenberg, Klamath Falls

Phil Studenberg served as OCDLA board president from June 2003 to June 2004. He is a founding member of Klamath Defender Services. He has been a member of the NORML board of directors. Over the years he has been a willing and inspiring mentor for attorneys in the eastern part of the state. Phil recently won, at trial, an attempted murder against cops involving a high speed chase and rumble strips. The DAs thought it a slam dunk, and true to form, Phil showed them it wasn't. Part of his practice has also included social security disability cases involving clients suffering from mental illness.