Judge's Night 2018


Judge’s Night 2018 was another huge success this year! 

We rented the entire museum, had record attendance, record fundraising and a whole new look to the evening.


Thanks to the over 200 attorneys and philhellenes who came out to mix and mingle. Thanks to the 18 law school students who came to socialize and see what the HBA can be for them.  And thanks to the 150 judges who anticipate, always turn out and are the draw for this event.  Last Thursday we launched a new era for Judge’s Night with a new look for the venue, a new vibe to the evening and a younger crowd in attendance.  And next year will be even better!


Congratulations to our new HBA President, Maria Vathis, and the officers and board members for the new bar year who were sworn in on Judge’s Night. 


Congratulations and many thanks to the very Honorable Judge Charles P. Kocoras for receiving the esteemed Socrates Dikastes Award.  Not only are his professional accomplishments meritorious and worth accolades but his commitment and unwavering support which he has provided to our organization over the years is greatly appreciated.


Thank you to the small team that makes Judge’s Night seem effortless, Spyro Demakis, Lia Kass, Athena Farmakis and Christina Faklis Adair.  And thanks to Dean Kanellos and Maria Vathis for their constant and continued support of this event.


Lastly, thank you to the 21 members and friends of the HBA who so thoughtfully and generously reached out to their firms to sponsor this event.  We personally thank the following individuals and their firms for contributing to Judge’s Night to make it so successful:


Platinum Sponsorships

Dean T. Maragos, Maragos & Maragos, Ltd.

Frank J. Andreou, Andreou & Casson, Ltd.

Michael K. Demetrio, Corboy & Demetrio

Jeffery G. Chrones, Johnson & Bell, Ltd.

Eleni Kouimelis, Winston & Strawn LLP

Georgia L. Demeros, Thompson Coburn LLP

Angelo Spyratos, Spyratos Davis LLC

Maria Z. Vathis, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Gold Sponsorships

Spyridon J. Demakis, Cunningham Meyer & Vedrine, P.C.

Silver Sponsorships

Nicholas J. Faklis, Faklis, Tallis & Mead

John Ellis, Ellis Legal

Bronze Sponsorships

Steven N. Zaris, McCarthy Duffy LLP

Mark D. Hassakis, Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C.

Kerry R. Peck, Peck Ritchey, LLC

Ares G. Dalianis, Franczek Radelet P.C.

Evan J. Mammas & Caidi Mammas Vanderporten, Mammas Goldberg

Nicholas C. Syregelas, Syregelas & Kasmarick LLC

Matthew M. Brown, Jackson Lewis P.C.

Dimitra A. Anderson, Anderson Law Offices, P.C.

  1. Fredrick Chapekis, Chapekis, Chapekis & Schmidt

Dimitrios Christopoulos, Christopoulos Law Group


Check the photo gallery soon for pictures from the event and mark your calendar for the next Judge’s Night on June 6, 2019.  You won’t want to miss it!


Jeff Chrones                                                Frank Andreou

Judge’s Night 2018 Chairman                       Judge’s Night 2018 Co-Chairman