The Vickie M. Bunnell Award for Community Service was instituted in 1998 to honor the memory of Vickie M. Bunnell, A Country Lawyer” and to applaud the community spirit that is a hallmark of the legal profession. The award is presented to an attorney from a small firm (four or fewer attorneys) who has exhibited dedication and devotion to community by giving of their time and talents, legal or otherwise.

Jonathan Frizzell, a native of New Hampshire’s North Country, is a partner in the firm of Waystack Frizzell, Trial Lawyers, of Colebrook. He has been with the firm since 1996 and became a partner in 2002. He is a member of the First Colebrook Bank Board of Directors and a former member of the Coos County Planning Board for the Unincorporated Places. He is active in the Colebrook Bambino Baseball League and coaches the Colebrook Junior High boys’ basketball team. He also served on the New Hampshire Supreme Court Committtee on Civil Access to Justice.

Frizzell served as Colebrook Town Moderator from 1999 to 2007 and currently serves as the School Moderator for Colebrook. He is a former Colebrook School Board member and former chair of the School District Building Committee. Frizzell returned to his hometown of Colebrook – the same town where Vickie Bunnell practiced law – after earning a BA at Dartmouth College and a JD from the University of New Hampshire School of Law.