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 8,000 volunteer attorneys registered on ABA Free Legal Answers, the 116 listed below and here have been recognized for answering 50 or more civil legal questions through the program in 2020 and the following legal groups were recognized for each collectively answering 75 or more questions in 2020:

Individual Lawyers

Arkansas

Arthur P Bowen, Little Rock
Heather B Hersh, Law Office of Joseph Paul Smith, P.A., Springdale
Jerald C McKinney, Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC, Little Rock

Arizona

Scott Klundt, Quarles & Brady LLP, Phoenix
Paul D Nordini, Paul D. Nordini, Esq., Scottsdale

California

Bryan C. Hathorn, Law Office of Bryan C. Hathorn, Pasadena

Canelones, Mexico

Maria G Puppo Martinez, BP Tax Advisory, Ciudad de la Costa

Connecticut

Megan E Kelly-Maynard, New London

District of Columbia

Adam S Proujansky, Blank Rome LLP, Washington
Henry C Su, Constantine Cannon LLP, Washington

Florida

Luis E Basagoitia, Law Office of Luis Basagoitia, p.a., Orlando
Raymond L Bass (Jr), Naples
Eric Buetens, Stuart
Bruce A Minnick, Minnick Law Firm, Tallahassee
Leonid Nerdinsky, Nerdinsky Law Group, P.A., Hollywood
Kelly B Puckett, Treasure Island
Leah R Wiederspahn, Tallahassee

Hawaii

Sean Hartlieb, Kapaa

Illinois

Reuben A Bernick, Feinberg Sharma PC, Chicago
Michael J Conroy, Locke Lord LLP, Chicago
Anthony Frank, ALE Solutions, Inc., Saint Charles
Laura Gastel, Pro Bono Network, Oak Park
Sara T Ghadiri, Chapman and Cutler LLP, Chicago
Steve M Grossi, State Farm/Bruce Farrel Dorn & Assoc., Chicago
Judy K He, Haynes and Boone, LLP, Chicago
Harold B Hilborn, Much Shelist, Chicago
Jennifer L Kincaid, Pepping, Balk, Kincaid & Olson, Ltd., Silvis
Daniel F Klenke, Daniel F Klenke, Attorney, Aurora

Indiana

Eric Buetens, Indianapolis
Robert S Dillon, Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP, Indianapolis
Michael B Gastineau, Cook Medical, Bloomington
Michael A Huerta, Bloomington
Sarah K Noack, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Fort Wayne
Daniel C Reuter, Reuter Law Office, Nashville
Kevin Werner, Kevin Werner Atty at Law, Crown Point
Robert Scott Wylie, Volunteer Lawyer Program of Southwestern Indiana, Evansville

Louisiana

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

Massachusetts

Carol Agate, Cambridge
Anna Baitchenko, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, Boston
Peter Benjamin, Community Legal Aid, Springfield
Abigail D Kline, Alekman DiTusa LLC, Springfield
Keith G Langer, Keith G. Langer, Attorney at Law, Wrentham
Douglas W McCormac, North Dartmouth
Kathleen E McGrath, Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., Boston
Alan J Pransky, Law Office of Alan Pransky, Dedham
Paul Schack, Pittsfield

Maine

Michael Asen, Mittel Asen LLC, Portland
Fred W Bopp III, Bopp & Guecia, Yarmouth
Edward S David, Farmington Family Law, PA, Farmington
Maryellen Sullivan, Port City Legal, LLC, Portland
Eric S Thistle, Irwin & Morris, Portland

Missouri

Christopher P Cox, Law Office of Christopher P. Cox, L.L.C., Chesterfield
Ronald J Eisenberg, Schultz & Associates LLP, Chesterfield
Barry Ginsburg, St. Louis
John W Kurtz, Hubbard & Kurtz, L.L.P., Kansas City
Hon. Paul T Luckenbill, Cameron
Robert S Moss, Robert S. Moss, Attorney, Clayton
Robert G Pennell, The Law Offices of Robert Grant Pennell, LLC, Manchester

Mississippi

Seth Shannon, Jackson

North Carolina

Adam W Arthur, Kirkman Attorneys at Law, Greensboro
Linda R Oldham, Crockett Oldham Pope & Donadio, Southern Pines
Brandon A Robinson, Brandon A. Robinson, Attorney at Law, Durham
Linda C Trees, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, Charlotte

Nebraska

Alex M Lierz, Rembolt Ludtke LLP, Lincoln
Catherine M Mahern, Creighton Law School, Omaha
Rachael A Smith, Smith Law, PC, LLO, Omaha
*Ryan Sullivan, University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln

New Hampshire

L Phillips Runyon III, Runyon Law Office, PLLC, Peterborough

New Jersey

Michael P Sawka, Law Offices of Michael Sawka LLC, Pemberton

New Mexico

Lisa K Cummings, Santa Fe
Damon J Hudson, The Jones Firm, Santa Fe

Nevada

Daniel S Gobaud, Gobaud Law Firm, Las Vegas

New York

Phillip Hurwitz, Phillip R. Hurwitz, Attorney at Law, Rochester
Arthur A Katz, Of Counsel, Otterbourg PC, Larchmont
Michael J Del Piano, Del Piano Legal, P.C., New York
Jon M Probstein, Law Offices of Jon Michael Probstein, Levittown
John Suda, Rochester

Oklahoma

Timothy C Dowd, Elias, Books, Brown & Nelson, Oklahoma City
Michael J Miller, Norman
Travis C Smith, Holmes, Holmes & Neisent, Oklahoma City
Paula D Wood, Wood Law Office Associates, Oklahoma City

South Carolina

Sarah Cox, Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, PA, Columbia
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

Hon. Scott C Moses, Rapid City

Tennessee

Richard B Gossett, Baker Donelson, Chattanooga
Jill Z Grim, Jill Grim Law, PLLC, Hendersonville
Kendra J Mansur, Tennessee Valley Authority, Hixson
Mary Jo Middlebrooks, Middlebrooks & Gray, P.A., Jackson
Bruce A. Ralston, Law Office of Bruce A. Ralston, Memphis
M. Susie Starnes, M Susie Starnes & Associates, Cleveland
Adrianne G Thompson, Nashville

Texas

Ronald N Dennis, Ronald Ned Dennis, Attorney at Law, Marshall
Jack Fan, Fan Law Office, Dallas
Ian R Goldberg, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, Houston
Caroline L Kuehn, Vinson & Elkins LLP, Houston
Stuart A Lautin, Higier Allen & Lautin PC, Dallas
Carra Miller, Welder Leshin LLP, Corpus Christi
Marvin Okafor, Texas Legal Services Center, Austin
Kjarom Pedersen, Vinson & Elkins LLP, Dallas
Kristin Postell, Law Offices of Randy Wilson and Kristin Postell, PLLC, Abilene

Utah

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

Virginia

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
John D Williams, Williamsburg

Vermont

Roger E Kohn, Kohn Rath, Hinesburg

Wisconsin

Karen M Bauer, Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee, Milwaukee
Jill L Johnson, J.Johnson Law Group L.L.C., McFarland
Brenda Lewison, Law Office of Arthur Heitzer, Milwaukee
JJ Moore, Legal Action of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Michael Tobin, Madison

West Virginia

M.Jane Glauser, Schrader, Companion, Duff & Law, PLLC, Wheeling

Wyoming

Emily Weaver, Evansville

Legal Groups

*Baker Donelson (including honorary recognition of Paul Davis, Development Manager)
Blank Rome LLP
Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, P.A.
Chapman and Cutler LLP
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Husch Blackwell LLP
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Liberty Mutual
Locke Lord LLP
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Pro Bono Network
Robinson Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC
*State Farm
*Tennessee Valley Authority
University of Nebraska College of Law
University of South Carolina School of Law
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Welder Leshin LLP

*Financial contributor to ABA Free Legal Answers

Previous Honorees

2019