Left to right: Thomas Taggart, Georgia Governor Roy E. Barnes and Ira Leesfield

Ira Leesfield has been awarded the “2002 Melvin Belli Award” recognizing his extraordinary initiative in prosecuting cases that benefit public interest. This award was initiated in the spirit of Mel Belli, the “King of Torts”, to be given to an attorney who is innovative and who has made a significant contribution to the practice of trial law in America.