2013 Breslau Award
Rick Halpert: 2013 Alan & Delwyn Breslau Award Recipient
Rick Halpert, an attorney with more than 40 years of personal injury and trial experience, was named the 2013 Alan and Delwyn Breslau Award recipient. Rick focuses his practice on representing burn survivors in burn injury litigation, as well as handling wrongful death and products liability matters. He has a long history of supporting the Phoenix Society, including serving as a member of the Society’s Board of Directors from 1997 to 2005. During that time he was instrumental in organizing board retreats and developing the Society’s mission statement. He also played a key role, following the retirement of Society founder Alan Breslau, in the selection process of the Society’s first executive director. According to George Pessotti, a former Breslau awardee and Phoenix Society past president, Rick, through his “honesty, integrity, wisdom, pro bono work, and financial support,” has significantly enhanced the ability of the Society to fulfill its mission of peer support, education, and advocacy over the last 25 years.