Carmen Alberio (JD ‘77) Given Arthur K. Marshall Award by Los Angeles County Bar Association
On March 15, 2021, Carmen Alberio (JD '77) was presented with the Arthur K. Marshall Award by the Los Angeles County Bar Association. The award is the highest honor the Trusts and Estates Section can bestow.
Dean Emeritus Ronald Phillips (who was the Dean during Carmen's time at Pepperdine Caruso Law) said, "I am always grateful, but seldom surprised, when our alums are recognized for their exceptional contributions to whatever field of endeavor they pursue. The fact that Carmen has received the Arthur K. Marshall Award from the Los Angeles County Bar Association is merely a reflection of the excellence that has characterized her during all the years I have known her."
Carmen has served as a probate attorney for the Los Angeles Superior Court from 1985 to present. She is a Member of the Trust and Estates Executive Committee of the California State Bar 2003-2006, as well as Membership Co-Chair and Education Chair.
Carmen is also a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, where she served on the Barristers Executive Committee, as Co-Chair of the Barristers Membership Committee, and Co-Chair and Co-Editor of Barristers Newsletter in the past. She served on the Pepperdine University Alumni Board from 1989-1993. Additionally, Carmen was a member of the Executive Committee and Co-Chair of the Membership Committee for the Honorable Benjamin Aranda American Inns of Court.
In recognition of service to the community, Carmen has received several awards over the years. First, the South Bay Bar Association gave her the Honorable William E. MacFadden Award in 2017. In the award's history, Carmen was one of two people who received the award who was not a judge. Carmen also received the Santa Monica Bar Association Probate and Trust Section Recognition of Service Award in 2013. In 2006, the South Bay Bar Association Women Lawyers Section gave Carmen the Woman of the Year Award. Further, the Beverly Hills Bar Association Trusts and Estates Section bestowed upon Carmen the Timothy A. Whitehouse Award in 2003.
Carmen has had two articles published in the California Trusts and Estates Quarterly in 2004 and 2005. The articles are "Drafting Readable Petitions for Court Review," California Trusts and Estates Quarterly, Volume 10, Issue 1, Spring 2004, and "Private Real Property Sales in Probate Proceedings - Let the Seller Beware," California Trusts and Estates Quarterly, Volume 11, Issue 4, Winter 2005.
Pepperdine Caruso Law congratulates Carmen on her commitment to the Pepperdine mission of living a life of purpose, service, and leadership.
From the Los Angeles County Bar Association:
The Arthur K. Marshall Award was established by the Trusts and Estates Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association to honor from time to time a leader of the Los Angeles area probate bar who has made an outstanding contribution to the community and the legal profession in the field of probate and trust law. The award reflects contribution and achievement in the practice of probate and trust law, in the education of the probate and trust bar, in the advancement of knowledge through publication of significant writings, or in the public service to the Bar and the community.
The first presentation was made in 1981 to the Honorable Arthur K. Marshall at a reception honoring him on his retirement from the bench. The nominees should be senior (accomplished) members of the Bar who, over their careers, have contributed to the profession and to the local bar and the award should recognize those contributions."
Additional information on the Arthur K. Marshall Award may be found here.