One of Leo High School’s ‘s most distinguished alumni has received one of his profession’s highest honors.
Joseph A. Power Jr., a 1970 Leo grad, is the recipient of the Justice John Paul Stevens Award from the Chicago Bar Association. The award is named for former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who served for 35 years on the nation’s highest court. It recognizes lawyers who have practiced with “extraordinary integrity and service to the community” throughout their careers.
Joe played football at Leo and graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1974. He earned his law degree from Loyola University and is a founding partner of Power, Rogers & Smith, one of Chicago’s leading personal injury firms. Joe is a member of the Leo Hall of Fame and was honored as Man of the Year by the Leo Alumni Association in 2018.
Joe is the third Leo alum honored with a Stevens Award in the last six years, following Bill Conlon ’63, the 2013 recipient, and Thomas A. Durkin ’64, who was honored in 2016.