The 2011 Silver SPUR Awards, held on October 31, recognized four individuals whose achievements have made San Francisco and the Bay Area a better place to live and work.
Dale Minami has served as a Bay Area attorney for four decades, garnering nationwide recognition for his civil rights leadership in the process. A personal injury attorney with Minami Tamaki LLP by practice, Dale has made substantial contributions to the advancement of Asian-American rights. He helped found the Asian Law Caucus and the Asian American Bar Association, both the first of their kind in the United States. He has been involved in significant litigation concerning the civil rights of Asian Pacific Americans and other minorities, including Korematsu vs. United States, which overturned a 40-year-old conviction arising from the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. Dale has also influenced public policy through his service on numerous state and federal judicial commissions.
Learn about the other 2011 Silver SPUR honorees: