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A.Thomas Levin Awarded IMLA's James H. Epps III Award

Sep 23, 2013Local Government and Land UseProfessional Responsibility

Media Source: North Hills Patch


A. Thomas Levin has been chosen to receive the James H. Epps Award as recognition for his more than 30 years of service as chief legal counsel for two villages in Nassau County, NY: Great Neck Estates and North Hills. The Epps Award recognizes the significant achievement of attorneys who have represented the same community for at least 30 years and have been active in the International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) during all or a part of that career.

Levin was also the president of the 77,000-member New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) from 2003 to 2004. He is the past president of the Nassau County Bar Association and the Nassau County Bar Association Fund.

'Tom Levin is a gifted attorney and colleague,' said Chuck Thompson, Executive Director of IMLA. 'Like James Epps, Tom is at the top of his field. His contributions to Nassau County and the state of New York are of great importance, and they will leave a lasting imprint in the field of municipal law. Honoring him with this award will encourage other exceptional lawyers to pursue local government law.'

Levin will receive the Epps Award during the awards luncheon on Tuesday, October 1, at IMLA’s Annual Conference in San Francisco. Several other awards will be presented to local government attorneys from around the world at the luncheon.

The International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) is a non-profit, professional organization that has been an advocate and resource for local government attorneys since 1935. IMLA services as an international clearinghouse of legal information and cooperation on municipal legal matters. IMLA collects from and disseminates information to its membership across the United States and Canada and helps governmental officials prepare for litigation and develop new local laws.