Twenty-Six Tampa Attorneys Recognized for Pro Bono Service

17 May 2012 Media Contact: Dan Farrell News

Twenty-six attorneys in Foley's Tampa office were recognized by the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee for significant pro bono service to the local community. In addition, Olin Shivers, partner in the firm's Taxation and Estates & Trusts Practices, was honored with the 2012 Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service by a Lawyer.

The attorneys featured to the left were recognized for their 2011 pro bono contributions to the Bay Area Legal Services Volunteer Lawyers Program (BAVLP). 

In addition, every attorney in Foley's Tampa office participated in pro bono efforts in 2011, contributing a total of 2,644 hours of pro bono work for an average of over 60 hours per attorney. "We recognize the importance of Bay Area Legal Services' efforts and are happy that every person in our office continued to provide pro bono services to our community," said Mr. Shivers, Chair of the Tampa Office's Pro Bono Committee.

The recognitions of Foley's Tampa attorneys arise out of the firm's commitment to pro bono service. Foley is the recipient of the 2011 Chief Justice's Law Firm Commendation Pro Bono Service Award, presented by the Florida Supreme Court to one law firm for its outstanding efforts in support of pro bono legal services. Working closely with the Orange County Legal Aid Society, the Dade County Bar Association Legal Aid Society, Bet Tzedek, Bay Area Legal Services, the Florida Attorneys' Saving Homes Project, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid and the Disabled American Veterans among others, Foley attorneys have donated time and service on behalf of children, Holocaust survivors, families adversely affected by the challenging economy and injured military personnel returning from war. The firm employs the diverse talents of its attorneys to meet the varied needs of underserved Floridians including abused and neglected children, charitable organizations, victims of political persecution seeking asylum, prisoners needing post-conviction representation and first responder/the indigent elderly in need of advance directives and estate planning.