As we noted in our blog earlier this year, we would like to congratulate associate attorney Georg Ketelhohn on being named the recipient of the 2011 Eddy McIntyre Community Service Award by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. We are very proud to have Georg as a member of the firm.
Pictured above is Georg receiving the award from Cindy Brown, last year’s winner, at the 15th annual Miami Recognition Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. More than 1,000 attended the event, including The L Word star Pam Grier; Task Force Executive Director Rea Carey; Andrew Tobias, treasurer of the Democratic National Committee; Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez; and Miami Beach Mayor Matti Herrera Bower.
In 2002 prior to joining our firm, Georg resigned his position as an associate attorney with another South Florida law firm where he had worked for more than five years in order to serve as the unpaid campaign manager for Save Dade’s successful “No To Discrimination” campaign, which defeated an attempt to legalize discrimination against lesbians and gays.
“Georg is the consummate activist. He sacrificed his law career to co-chair the successful campaign to defend the Human Rights Ordinance against repeal,” says Liebe Gadinsky, Task Force board member. “It was then that he became a hero to me and countless others, who may not know him but will forever benefit from his leadership, dedication and brilliance.”