Attorney Stephen T. Lanctot is 2016 St. Thomas More Award winner / September 19, 2016

The St. Thomas More Society of San Francisco has named attorney Stephen T. Lanctot winner of its 2016 St. Thomas More Award.

“This prestigious award recognizes those who have made significant contributions to the legal community, the Catholic community, or the society and/or have dedicated themselves to public service or charitable works,” the group said in a statement.

The St. Thomas More Society of San Francisco was founded in 1937 and is the oldest fellowship of Catholic lawyers and judges in the West.

St. Thomas More Society president Matthew Graham said Lanctot “has contributed to the community so selflessly and with such great humor over the years, especially in the area of Catholic education.”

Lanctot attended San Francisco’s St. Agnes School and St. Ignatius College Preparatory, later earning an undergraduate degree in history from Santa Clara University and a law degree from the University of San Francisco’s School of Law. He is currently a partner at Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass, LLP, where he has practiced since 1983.

Lanctot has been a parishioner at St. Philip Neri Church in Alameda for 40 years and has been chairman of San Francisco’s Immaculate Conception Academy’s board of directors for 10 years. The attorney was instrumental in the school’s transition to a Cristo Rey school and was recently honored with ICA’s Cristo Rey Leadership Award.

“Stephen lives the mission of ICA Cristo Rey and with wisdom journeyed through our transition to the success of a fully integrated program,” Dominican Sister Diane Aruda, ICA president, told Catholic San Francisco. “At the heart of his service is building community through relational leadership. We are both proud of Stephen and grateful for him.”

He and his wife Mary are parents of three adult children, Brendan, Madelyn, and Caitlin.

The award presentation takes place Oct. 25, at the Red Mass beginning 5:30 p.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Church on Washington Square, San Francisco. Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone is principal celebrant.

Information about the Red Mass and Dinner can be found at

From September 22, 2016 issue of Catholic San Francisco.

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