ABA Free Legal Answers

2019 Pro Bono Leaders

The ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service annually recognizes individual attorneys, law firms, and other legal groups that have provided extraordinary pro bono services through ABAFreeLegalAnswers.org—a virtual legal clinic through which income-eligible clients can post civil legal services questions to be answered by pro bono attorneys from their state. 

Of the over 7,000 volunteer attorneys registered on ABA Free Legal Answers, the 90 attorneys listed below have been recognized for answering 50 or more civil legal questions through the program in 2019.  In addition, the following law firms and other legal groups were recognized for each collectively answering 75 or more questions in 2019.

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Individual Lawyers

Arkansas

Arthur P Bowen, Little Rock

Arizona

Paul D Nordini, Scottsdale

California

Bryan Hathorn, The Law Office of Bryan Hathorn, Pasadena 

District of Columbia

Eric Hernandez, Vinson & Elkins LLP
Adam S Proujansky, Blank Rome LLP

Florida

Luis E Basagoitia, The Law Office of Luis Basagoitia, P.A., Orlando
Raymond L Bass, Jr, Naples
Bruce A Minnick, Minnick Law Firm, Tallahassee
Leonid Nerdinsky, Nerdinsky Law Group, P.A., Holllywood
Kelly B Puckett, Renosi Law, P.A., Winter Garden
Barbara B Stage, Stage Law Firm PA, Orlando
Leah R Wiederspahn, Tallahassee

Hawaii

Cathy J Lewis, Ugrin Alexander Zadick & Higgins, PC, Kea'au

Iowa

Hope M Wood, Des Moines

Illinois

Anthony  Frank, ALE Solutions, Inc., Saint Charles
Sara T Ghadiri, Chapman and Cutler LLP, Chicago
Steve M Grossi, State Farm/Bruce Farrel Dorn & Assoc., Chicago
Harold B Hilborn, Much Shelist, Chicago
Jennifer L Kincaid, Pepping, Balk, Kincaid & Olson, Ltd., Silvis
Patricia Zimmer, Ripplinger & Zimmer LLC, Belleville

Indiana

Robert S Dillon, aegre Baker Daniels, Indianapolis
Michael B Gastineau, Faegre Baker Daniels, Indianapolis
Michael A Huerta, Bloomington
Angela M Hughes, Faegre Baker Daniels, Fort Wayne
Sarah K Noack, Faegre Baker Daniels, Fort Wayne
Robert Scott Wylie, Volunteer Lawyer Program of Southwestern Indiana, Evansville

Louisiana

Cornelia Ullmann, Law Office of Cornelia S. Ullmann LLC, Metairie
Peter S Thriffiley, Peter S. Thriffiley APLC, New Orleans

Massachusetts

JJ  Moore, Hampden County Bar Association, Springfield
Katharine L Milton, MLRI, Boston

Maine

Michael  Asen, Mittel Asen LLC, Portland

Missouri

Christopher P Cox, Law Office of Christopher P. Cox, L.L.C., Chesterfield
Ronald J Eisenberg, Schultz & Associates LLP, Chesterfield
Robert S Moss, Clayton
Robert G Pennell, The Law Offices of Robert Grant Pennell, LLC, Manchester

Mississippi

Seth Shannon, Jackson

North Carolina

Linda Reid Oldham, Crockett & Oldham Attorneys, Southern Pines
Brandon A Robinson, Brandon A. Robinson, Attorney at Law, Durham
Diane A Wallis, Wallis Law Firm, P.A., Raleigh

Nebraska

* Ryan Sullivan, University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln
Quinn R Eaton, Husch Blackwell LLP, Omaha

New York

Michael J Del Piano, Del Piano Legal, P.C., New York
Arthur A Katz, Of Counsel, Otterbourg PC, Larchmont
Peter C Lomtevas, Peter C. Lomtevas, Esq., P.C., Brooklyn
John Suda, Rochester

New Mexico

Cassandra J Brown, Cassandra Joyce Brown, Attorney at Law, LLC, Rio Rancho

Oklahoma

Ramona A Jones, Tulsa
Kyle A Persaud, Persaud Law Office, Bartlesville
Paula D Wood, Wood Law Office Associates, Oklahoma City

South Carolina

Donna Backwinkel, Lexington
M. Malissa  Burnette, Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, PA, Columbia
Cecelia A Clark-Donato, Donato Law Firm LLC, Cayce
Tara E Nauful, Beal, LLC, Columbia
Thomas M Neal, Law Office of Thomas  M. Neal, III, Columbia
Pamela D Robinson, USC School of Law, Columbia

South Dakota

Scott C Moses, Rapid City

Texas

Ronald Ned Dennis, Ronald Ned Dennis, Attorney at Law, Marshall
Jack Fan, Fan Law Office, Dallas
Ian R Goldberg, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, Houston
Stuart A Lautin, Higier Allen & Lautin PC, Dallas
E. Carra Miller, Welder Leshin LLP, Corpus Christi
Marvin Okafor, Texas Legal Services Center, Austin
Roy L Warren, Law Office Of Roy L. Warren, San Marcos
Tyler D Zaremba, Texas Workforce Commission, San Antonio

Tennessee

Richard B Gossett, Baker Donelson, Chattanooga
Jill Z Grim, Jill Grim Law, PLLC, Hendersonville
Mary Jo Middlebrooks, Middlebrooks & Gray, P.A., Jackson
Bruce A. Ralston, Law Office of Bruce A. Ralston, Memphis

Utah

Jacob R Davis, Grimmer Davis Revelli & Ballif, PC, Lehi

Virgina

Elaine H Cassel, Law Office of Elaine H. Cassel, Alexandria
Dennis F Fountain, Blackwater
Rixon C Rafter, Law Office of Rixon C Rafter PLC, Annandale
Tammy L Sossei, Sossei Law, PC, Richmond
John D Williams, Williamsburg

West Virginia

M. Jane Glauser, Schrader, Companion, Duff & Law, PLLC, Wheeling
Nigel E Jeffries, Charleston
Dawn White, Berkeley Springs

Wisconsin

Karen M Bauer, Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee, Milwaukee
Jill Lendu Johnson, J. Johnson Law Group, LLC, McFarland
Brenda Lewison, Law Office of Arthur Heitzer, Milwaukee

Wyoming

Dona Playton, UW Family and Child Legal Advocacy Clinic, Laramie

Law Firms

* Baker Donelson

Blank Rome LLP

Chapman and Culter LLP

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Entergy Services, LLC

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Husch Blackwell LLP

Liberty Mutual Insurance Company

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company

* Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Pro Bono Network

* State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company

University of Nebraska College of Law

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Welder Leshin LLP