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Lifetime Achievement Award



James Banks, Jr., Esq.

Lifetime Achievement Award




James Banks, Jr. grew up in Western San Bernardino County. His father and grandmother were born in Ontario and Upland respectively. He attended local public schools followed by a B.A. from Stanford and J.D. from U.C.L.A. He spent about 2 years with the Upland law firm Tobin & Gassner before going into practice with Joseph E. Johnston, later joined by J. Michael Welch and still later by Tom Ritchie. James Banks, Jr. has served on advisory commissions for Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga, and has advised or served on boards for Ontario Community Hospital, Reach Out West End, Suicide and Crisis Intervention Service, Ontario Cemetery Association, the Etiwanda Historical Society, Concerned Citizens of Ontario, and various others. He also served on the Board of the San Bernardino County Bar Association and the Western San Bernardino County Bar Association. He was President of the WSBCBA in 1976-1977 and President of the SBCBA in 1982-1983. After his Presidency with the SBCBA, Jim was given the John B. Surr Award recognizing his work for the County Bar.



2019/2020 – James Banks, Jr.

2018/2019 – Elizabeth Courtney

2017/2018 – Hon. Paul Egly

2016/2017 – Florentino “Tino” Garza

2015/2016 – Charles Althouse

2014/2015 – Richard J. Tuckerman

2013/2014 – Charles Doskow