On behalf of the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service, thank you to all of the attorneys from law firms, corporate law departments, and other legal organizations throughout the nation who have answered civil legal questions from income-eligible individuals on a pro bono basis.  

Special thanks to the recipients of the ABA Free Legal Answers Pro Bono Leader recognition, for their extraordinary pro bono services through ABA Free Legal Answers. The following individual attorney recipients each answered 50 or more civil legal questions and law firm, corporate law department and organization recipients collectively answered 75 or more questions during the 2018 calendar year:

Law Firms, Corporate Law Departments and Organizations

Adams and Reese LLP
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Baker Donelson
Chapman and Cutler LLP
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Husch Blackwell
Liberty Mutual
Pro Bono Network
South Carolina Judicial Department
State Farm Insurance
University of Nebraska College of Law
Vinson & Elkins LLP


Michael Asen of Mittel Asen LLC--Portland, ME
Donna Backwinkel of SC Consumer Affairs--Columbia, SC
Karen Bauer of Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee--Milwaukee, WI
Sherri Belknap of Belknap Law P.L.L.C.--Grand Blanc, MI
Ujjayini Bose of Match.com--Dallas, TX
Richard Cahan of Law Office of Richard Cahan--Round Rock, TX
Elaine Cassel of Law Office of Elaine H. Cassel--Alexandria VA
Jeanette Cole--Baltimore, MD
Finis Cowan--Houston, TX
Christopher Cox of Law Office of Christopher P. Cox, L.L.C.--Chesterfield, MO
Jacob Davis of Grimmer Davis Revelli & Ballif, PC--Lehi, UT
Michael Del Piano of Del Piano Legal, P.C.--New York, NY
Ronald Ned Dennis--Marshall, TX
Ronald Eisenberg of Schultz & Associates LLP--Chesterfield, MO
Yu-cheng Fan of Fan Law Office--Dallas, TX
Dennis Fountain--Blackwater, VA
Anthony Frank of ALE Solutions, Inc.--Saint Charles, IL
Tobias Franklin of American Bar Association--Chicago, IL
Forrest Frederick of Bush Law Group--Jacksonville, FL
Michael Gastineau of Faegre Baker Daniels--Indianapolis, IN
Sara Ghadiri of Chapman and Cutler LLP--Chicago, IL
Wade Gibson of Locke Lord--Dallas, TX
Richard Gossett of Baker Donelson--Chattanooga, TN
Jill Grim Jill Grim Law, PLLC Hendersonville TN
Seril Grossfeld--Fort Lauderdale, FL
Bryan Hathorn--Pasadena, CA
John Hendele of BuckleySandler LLP--New York, NY
David C. Henderson of Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP--Boston, MA
Jessica Hockemeyer of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP--Fort Wayne, IN
Michael Huerta--Bloomington, IN
Phillip R. Hurwitz--Rochester, NY
Nigel Jeffries--Charleston, WV
Arthur Katz, Of Counsel at Otterbourg PC--Larchmont, NY
Regina Keenan--Keystone Heights, FL
Jennifer Kincaid of Pepping, Balk, Kincaid & Olson, Ltd.--Silvis, IL
John Kurtz of Hubbard & Kurtz, L.L.P.--Kansas City, MO
Cathy Lewis Ugrin of Alexander Zadick & Higgins, PC--Kea'au, HI
Brenda Lewison of Law Office of Arthur Heitzer--Milwaukee, WI
John Lieber of Eller and Detrich--Tulsa, OK
Wesley Martin of South Carolina Judicial Department--Columbia, SC
Douglas McCormac--North Dartmouth, MA
Mary Jo Middlebrooks of Middlebrooks & Gray, P.A.--Jackson, TN
Michael Miller--Norman, OK
JJ Moore of Hampden County Bar Association--Springfield, MA
Scott Moses--Rapid City, SD
Robert Moss--Clayton, MO
Paul Nordini--Scottsdale, AZ
Linda Oldham of Crockett Oldham Pope & Donadio--Southern Pines, NC
Barbara Oro--Melrose, MA
Robert Pennell of The Law Offices of Robert Grant Pennell, LLC--Manchester, MO
Dona Playton of UW Family and Child Legal Advocacy Clinic--Laramie, WY
Rixon C. Rafter of Law Office of Rixon C. Rafter, PLC--Annandale, VA
Pamela Robinson of USC School of Law--Columbia, SC
Mary Rounds of Riggs, Abney, Neal, Turpen, Orbison & Lewis--Tulsa, OK
Maria Santi of Health and Medicine Law Firm--Coral Gables, FL
Carl Seely of Divorce Incorporated--Jackson, TN
Robin Sessions Cooley of Wyoming Public Service Commission--Cheyenne, WY
Seth Shannon--Jackson, MS
Sarah Shipe of South Carolina Judicial Department--Columbia, SC
Rachael Smith of Smith Law, PC, LLO--Omaha, NE
Tammy Sossei of Sossei Law, PC--Richmond, VA
Ryan Sullivan of University of Nebraska College of Law--Lincoln, NE
Justine Tate of Adams and Reese LLP--Columbia, SC
Peter Thriffiley of Peter S. Thriffiley APLC--New Orleans, LA
Sheri Tolliver of Yampa Valley Law & Advocacy Center--Steamboat Springs, CO
Cornelia Ullmann of Law Office of Cornelia S. Ullmann LLC--Metairie, LA
Dawn White--Berkeley Springs, WV
Leah Wiederspahn--Tallahassee, FL
Levi Lawrence Wilkes--Fort Lauderdale, FL
John Williams, Attorney at Law--Williamsburg, VA
Paula Wood of Child Support Services, Department of Human Services--Oklahoma City, OK
Patricia Zimmer of Ripplinger & Zimmer LLC--Belleville, IL