Associate Alexander Lodge has been named the 2020 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year by the State Bar of Wisconsin Legal Assistance Committee. The award recognizes a lawyer who demonstrates dedication to the development and delivery of legal services to the poor or contributed significantly toward developing innovative ways to deliver volunteer legal services.
Lodge, a patent attorney in Foley’s Madison, Wisconsin office, has been a leader in expanding access to legal assistance for expungement issues in Wisconsin, the committee said.
Beginning in 2018, Lodge has put together community resource organizations and volunteer attorneys to operate expungement and criminal record clinics in the Madison area. Thanks to his efforts, he and other attorney volunteers have now assisted more than 220 low-income clients.