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2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

John Frieden, '67

Photograph: John Frieden.John Frieden has been actively involved in the practice of law for more than 50 years. He has acted as lead counsel in multiple class actions involving complex legal claims and represented clients in federal and state courts. He has represented the state of Kansas in nationwide antitrust litigation and members of the Kansas Senate Republican leadership in the most recent federal litigation which changed the boundaries of congressional and legislative districts in Kansas. His diverse practice has also included representation of clients on complex commercial matters and issues related to business development, acquisitions, government contracts, regulation, gaming, insurance, labor, real estate, and oil and gas. Frieden served as lead counsel in class action litigation which resulted in a United States Supreme Court decision invalidating the discriminatory Kansas income tax on military retirement benefits paid to retired veterans living in Kansas. Frieden then worked with the Kansas Legislature to resolve this through legislative action, resulting in the largest legislative settlement in Kansas.

Frieden has been selected as a Super Lawyer in Missouri and Kansas for commercial litigation, was chosen by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in America and given the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards by Martindale Hubbell. He has served on numerous boards and commissions having served as chair of the Topeka Public Building Commission which developed and constructed the Curtis State Office Building (1988-89), was a recipient of the Jefferson Days Award for Distinguished Service of the State of Kansas (1998), and was selected by the Topeka Capital-Journal to receive the Distinguished Kansan of the Year Award in Government (2000).

Art Glassman, B.A. '59, J.D. '65

Photograph: Art Glassman.Arthur Glassman is a senior partner and a former president of the law firm of Sloan, Eisenbarth, Glassman, McEntire & Jarboe, L.L.C., having practiced law in Topeka, Kansas, for more than 50 years. After earning an undergraduate degree from Washburn, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force and promoted to first lieutenant serving approximately three years before law school. Glassman's practice has primarily been in service to financial institutions, small business entities, and real estate developers. Also, of significant personal interest, he has directed seven past bar shows for the Topeka Bar Association, performing in many of them, and at the Kansas Bar conventions. Professionally, he has served as president of the Topeka Bar Association and is a member of the Kansas Bar Association and American Bar Association, and a former president of Topeka Lawyer's Club. He recently completed six years as a member of the board of governors of Washburn University School of Law Alumni Association.

His professional leadership associations include being the first Kansas division state chair of the American Cancer Society; president and board member of the Shawnee County American Cancer Society; president and board member of the Topeka Blood Bank; president and founder of Big Brothers – Big Sisters of Topeka, Kansas; president and board member of Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy; president and board member of Topeka Civic Theatre Foundation; president and board member of Family Service and Guidance Center; president and board member of Friends of the Topeka Zoo; chair of the Community Blood Centers of Topeka; and a board member of the Community Blood Centers of Kansas City.

Terry Mann, '86

Photograph: Terry Mann.Terry Mann Terry Mann is a partner in the Wichita law firm of Martin, Pringle, Oliver, Wallace & Bauer, L.L.P. Mann's practice has focused on employment law, and she has represented employers before various state and federal agencies, the state and federal courts, the Kansas appellate courts, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. While at Washburn University School of Law, she served as editor in chief of the Washburn Law Journal.

Mann served on the Kansas Board of Law Examiners from 1995-2015, concluding as chair. She has been a member of the board of governors of the Washburn School of Law Alumni Association, and is currently on the Kansas Board of Discipline for Attorneys. Mann has been named a Kansas Super Lawyer, is listed by the Best Lawyers in America publication, and has been selected as one of America's Leading Lawyers in the field of employment discrimination by Chambers USA.