For Immediate Release: Liberty Bell Award Honors Lionel and Molasky

Irwin Molasky and Sam Lionel Liberty Bell Award Honors
April 26, 2012

Award honors community leaders who promote a greater respect for the law and government

Las Vegas – Mr. Samuel Lionel and Mr. Irwin Molasky are the recipients of the 2012 Liberty Bell award.  Mr. Lionel and Mr. Molasky will be honored on Friday, May 4 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Las Vegas replica of the Liberty Bell (located at the corner of Fourth Street and Lewis Avenue) in Centennial Park.

The award recognizes individuals in the community who uphold the rule of law, contribute to good government within the community, stimulate a sense of civic responsibility, and encourage respect for the law in the courts.  The award ceremony will be in conjunction with the rededication of the Las Vegas Liberty Bell.

Mr. Molasky and Mr. Lionel, founded Project REAL in 2005 to meet the challenge of teaching Nevada grade school students the importance of the law and its contribution to the American way of life. Project REAL educates K-12 students about the principles of democracy, law and the responsibilities of citizenship. Through a variety of programs, students have the opportunity to explore our judicial system, examine current controversial issues and become involved, participating citizens who understand their social responsibilities and rights.

Samuel Lionel is a founder of the Lionel Sawyer & Collins. He serves as President of the Firm, member of the Executive Committee, and Chairman of the Litigation Department. Mr. Lionel is one of the most respected and well-known trial attorneys in Nevada. His depth of experience and long record of success at trial continues to serve the Firm’s prestigious clients.

Mr. Lionel was named to “The Top 75” by Mountain States Super Lawyers. Most recently, Best Lawyers, named Mr. Lionel as the “Las Vegas Best Lawyers Corporate Lawyer of the Year” for 2010.

Irwin Molasky is considered one of the most prolific real estate developers in the country. His mark can be found in all aspects of design and development from residential to office buildings, malls and shopping centers, commercial, healthcare, aviation, hospitality, multifamily and mixed use developments.

Molasky is featured in the book, The First 100 which chronicles the Southern Nevada’s leading citizens. He has been honored by the LIED Institute for Real Estate Studies and was inducted into the Nevada Business Hall of Fame.


Why the Liberty Bell?  No icon better personifies the struggles in the birth of our nation. The Liberty Bell tolled on July 4, 1776, for all to come to Philadelphia’s Independence to hear the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence.  The Annual Liberty Bell Award, a partnership between the Clark County Law Foundation’s Let Freedom Ring Committee and the City of Las Vegas, has been recognizing and honoring outstanding citizens since 1983.

The Clark County Law Foundation is dedicated to providing community service programs throughout Southern Nevada that are integrated with law-related education.   If you would like more information on the Clark County Law Foundation or the Liberty Bell Awards, please contact Jade Deitrick at (702) 333-8277 or

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