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February 06, 2024

ABA Free Legal Answers 2022 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—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 10,000 volunteer attorneys registered on ABA Free Legal Answers, those listed below have been recognized for answering 50 or more civil legal questions through the program in 2021.

Individual Attorneys

The following attorneys have been recognized for answering 50 or more civil legal questions through the program in 2022.


Stephanie Rhoades


David W. Engelman, Engelman Berger, P.C.
Robert J. Murillo, Pivotal Legal Ltd.
Paul D. Nordini, Paul D. Nordini, Esq.


Donna D. Branch, Branch Legal Services
Mary E Green, Mary E. Green, PA
Jerald C McKinney, Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC


Ronald D Japha, Private Practice
Megan E Kelly-Maynard, MM
Vivian M. Moreno-Zelinka, Weaving Justice Law Firm, LLC


Dahlia M French, French Legal, PLLC
Lawrence G Widem, Widem Law Group


Gypsy Bailey, The Florida Bar
Luis E Basagoitia, The Law Office of Luis Basagoitia, P.A.
Eric Beutens, Eric Buetens, Atty.
Craig R Dearr, Dearr Perdigon, Attorneys at Law
Dennis F Fountain, Private Practice
Bruce A Minnick, Minnick Law Firm
Kelly B Puckett, Private Practice
Barbara B Stage, Stage Law Firm PA
Leah R Wiederspahn


Mary R. Dovel, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
Kathryn B Hecker, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP


Sean Hartlieb, Private Practice


Reuben A Bernick, Feinberg Sharma PC
Anthony Frank, MCC
Laura Gastel, Pro Bono Network
Sara T Ghadiri, Chapman and Cutler LLP
Harold B Hilborn, Much Shelist
Jennifer L Kincaid, Pepping, Balk, Kincaid & Olson, Ltd.
Steven C Lindberg
Mike McElvain, Law Office of Mike McElvain
Barbara J O'Brien, Pro Bono Network
Kerrianne L Waters, Westervelt, Johnson, Nicoll & Keller, LLC
Nancy N Zhao , Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg


Eric Beutens, Eric Buetens, Atty.
Carrie S Cloud, Cloud Legal LLC
Michael B Gastineau, Cook Medical
Maxwell Happe, Pro Bono Indiana
Daniel C Reuter, Reuter Law Office
Brittney N Sharp, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Cara N Weingartner, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Kevin Werner, Kevin Werner Atty at Law
Robert Scott Wylie, Volunteer Lawyer Program of Southwestern Indiana
Adam D Zacher, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP


Quinn R. Eaton, Jackson Lewis PC


Amber C Sheppard, Sheppard Law PLLC
Peter S Thriffiley, Peter S. Thriffiley APLC
Cornelia Ullmann, Law Office of Cornelia S. Ullmann LLC


Michael Asen, MillerAsen
Fred W Bopp III, Bopp & Guecia
Maryellen Sullivan, Port City Legal, LLC


Jeanette L Cole, Private Practice


Peter Benjamin, Retired
Anthony M Czar, Private Practice
Peter J Fellman, Law Office of Peter J. Fellman
Keith G Langer, Keith G. Langer, Attorney at Law
Douglas W McCormac, Retired
Alan J Pransky, Law Office of Alan Pransky
Meg M Rehrauer, Liberty Mutual
Kristen M Whittle, Liberty Mutual Corporate Legal Department
Nicholas J Stabile, Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP


Seth Shannon, Attorney at Law



Christopher P Cox, Law Office of Christopher P. Cox, L.L.C.
Ronald J Eisenberg, Schultz & Associates LLP
Barry Ginsburg, Private Practice
Hon. Paul T Luckenbill, Retired
Robert S Moss, Robert S. Moss, Attorney
Robert G Pennell, The Law Offices of Robert Grant Pennell, LLC
Barbara A Urick
Bernardo Zito Porto, Husch Blackwell


Quinn R Eaton, Jackson Lewis PC
Catherine M Mahern, Creighton Law School
Ryan Sullivan, University of Nebraska College of Law

New Hampshire

Stephanie Annunziata, Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.
Martha L Davidson, Braucher & Associates, PLLC
L Phillips Runyon III, Runyon Law Office, PLLC
Jennifer E Warburton, Shanelaris & Schirch, PLLC

New Jersey

Michael P Sawka, Law Offices of Michael Sawka LLC

New Mexico

Lisa K Cummings, Retired
Damon J Hudson, The Jones Firm

New York

Michael J Del Piano, Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP
Daniel S Gobaud, Gobaud Law Firm
Jeffrey Hoffman, Law Office of Jeffrey Hoffman
Phillip Hurwitz, Phillip R. Hurwitz, Attorney at Law
Arthur A Katz, Of Counsel, Otterbourg PC
Linchi Liang, L Law Firm PLLC
Jon M Probstein, Law Offices of Jon Michael Probstein
Adam S Proujansky, Blank Rome LLP
Del Seligman
John Suda, John Suda Law

North Carolina

Adam W Arthur, Kirkman Attorneys at Law
Afi S Johnson-Parris, Fox Rothschild LLP
Linda R Oldham, Crockett Oldham Pope & Donadio
Brandon A Robinson, Brandon A. Robinson, Attorney at Law
Linda C Trees, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP


Timothy C Dowd, Elias, Books, Brown & Nelson
Mary J Rounds, Riggs, Abney, Neal, Turpen, Orbison & Lewis
Travis C Smith, Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Paula D Wood, Wood Law Office Associates

South Carolina

Bailey Crosby, MGC
Tara E Nauful, Beal, LLC
Pamela D Robinson, USC School of Law


Kevin D Balkwill, Ethics Law, PLLC
Richard B Gossett, Private Practice
Bryan C. Hathorn
Samantha Lunn, Law Offices of Samantha A. Lunn
Mary Jo Middlebrooks, Middlebrooks & Gray, P.A
Bruce A. Ralston, Law Office of Bruce A. Ralston
Carl E. Seely, Divorce Incorporated
Yasmin K Stiggons, Husch Blackwell LLP
Brian M Wetzstein, Husch Blackwell LLP


Elie D Al-Chaer, Law Offices of Elie Al-Chaer
Emma Kate F Blackwood, Dykema
Fran Brochstein
Ronald Ned Dennis, Ronald Ned Dennis, Attorney at Law
Kelsey Q French, Locke Lord LLP
Andre H Hays, Hunton Andrew Kurth
Garrett L Korbitz, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Vesta M Kuntz, Vinson & Elkins LLP
Stuart A Lautin, Higier Allen & Lautin PC
Carra Miller, Welder Leshin LLP
Christopher D Richardson, Hunton Andrews Kurth
Karon L Rowden, Texas A & M School of Law - Family & Veterans Advocacy Clinic


Jacob R Davis, Grimmer Davis Revelli & Ballif, PC


Roger E Kohn, Kohn Rath


Gerald Auerbach, US Department of Justice, Retired
Julie A Currin, Private Practice
Suzan D Herskowitz, Suzan D. Herskowitz, P.L.L.C.
John D Williams

West Virginia

M. Jane Glauser, Schrader, Companion, Duff & Law, PLLC
Richard Goldstein, Solo Practitioner


Karen M Bauer, Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee
Michelle A Behnke, Michelle Behnke & Associates
Stephen C Harkess, Midwest Legal Services
Jill L Johnson, J. Johnson Law Group L.L.C.
JJ Moore, Legal Action of Wisconsin
Michael Tobin, Retired


Nila Jeanne Core, WCADVSA
Michael C Ross, Private Practice

Legal Organizations

The following legal organizations were recognized for each collectively answering 75 or more questions in 2022:

Barnes & Thornburg
Blank Rome
Bowles Rice LLP
Butler Snow LLP
Chapman and Cutler LLP
Cook Group
Dykema Gossett PLLC
Faegre Drinker
Holland & Knight
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Husch Blackwell
Jackson Lewis
Legal Services Alabama
Liberty Mutual
Mayer Brown LLP
Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
Pro Bono Network
Robinson Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC
State Farm
Taft Law
University of Nebraska College of Law
Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.

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