Susan Leach DeBlasio, a partner at the law firm of Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C., has been recognized for her professional achievements by the Rhode Island Bar Association as this year’s recipient of the Ralph P. Semonoff Award for Professionalism. She was honored at the Bar Association’s Annual Dinner on June 18, 2009, at the Rhode Island Convention Center. The award is given to an attorney who advances the calling of professional practice through leadership, high standards of integrity, commitment and dedication. The award is named for past Bar Association President Ralph P. Semonoff, who championed the law as a high calling, justice as a defendable right, and public service as the beacon of a life’s work. Ms. DeBlasio is the first woman to receive this prestigious award.