McDermott Lawyers, Legal Professionals Named to 2023 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll - McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott Lawyers, Legal Professionals Named to 2023 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll


May 10, 2024 – International law firm McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce that 79 lawyers and legal professionals have been listed on the District of Columbia Courts’ 13th annual Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll. Of those recognized, 37 were listed on the High Honor Roll.

The Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll recognizes District of Columbia Bar members and others authorized to perform pro bono legal work who completed 50 hours or more of pro bono service during the previous calendar year. Those who performed 100 hours or more of pro bono work are included in the High Honor Roll.

In a joint letter to the honorees, Chief Judge Anna Blackburne-Rigsby of the DC Court of Appeals and Chief Judge Anita Josey-Herring of the DC Superior Court wrote:

As chief judges, we are acutely aware of the significant obstacles faced by individuals with limited resources who all too frequently must represent themselves in proceedings, often against represented parties. We salute you for using your time, talents, and expertise to ensure that those who cannot afford an attorney have meaningful access to justice.

High Honor Roll

  • Theodore Alexander
  • Tipanun (Fon) Bisalbutr
  • Abbey Bowe
  • Emily Curran
  • Marissa Hill Daley
  • Kelsey Dietrich
  • Grayson Dimick
  • Caitlin Drott
  • Matt Evola
  • Carl Fleming
  • Jennifer Geetter
  • Jonathan Henry
  • Sarah Hogarth
  • Ian Howard
  • Paul Hughes
  • MaryKathryn Hurd
  • Graham Hyman
  • Karis Jackson
  • Michael Kimberly
  • Marina Leary
  • Jessica Longoria
  • Andrew Lyonsberg
  • Sydney McDermott
  • Adetoro Olugbemi
  • Sebastian Orozco Segrera
  • Marisa Poncia
  • Maria Cristina Rosales del Prado
  • Kavya Rallabhandi
  • Joshua Revilla
  • Peter (Mac) Routh
  • Bailey Sanders
  • Peter Scheyer
  • Karen Sealander
  • Charlie Seidell
  • Paul Thompson
  • Dominique Torsiello
  • Fabiola Díaz Vera

Honor Roll

  • Ignacio Zabala Alonso
  • Christopher Bruno
  • Samuel Ashworth
  • Eleanor Atkins
  • Daniel Bell
  • Greg Berson
  • Anindita Bruce
  • Eric Carstens
  • Eric Cunningham
  • Claire Danberg
  • Charles Darantiere
  • Robert Duffy
  • Joshua Ellenberg
  • Jonathan Ende
  • Llewelyn Engel
  • Eugene Goldman
  • Joel Grosberg
  • Debra Harrison
  • Elizabeth Hummel
  • Cathy Lee
  • Robert Louthian, III
  • Austin Mooney
  • Sam Crockett Neel
  • Vincent Norwood
  • William Paige
  • Daniel Powers
  • Samuel Preston
  • Scott Regan
  • Rebecca Richard
  • Lisa Rumin
  • Kerry Alan Scanlon
  • Danielle Scheer
  • Courtney Seams
  • Christopher Shoemaker
  • Amanda Smith
  • Kevin Spencer
  • Connor Suozzo
  • Jake Vallen
  • Christopher Watts
  • Jacob Weissman
  • Madeleine Wettach
  • Jeremy White

At the heart of McDermott’s pro bono practice is a dedication to ensuring equal access to justice for all. The Firm partners with nonprofits and community-based organizations to advocate for asylum seekers; champion human and civil rights; and fight for housing, education, food, benefits and economic justice for individuals in its communities. In 2023 alone, the Firm’s lawyers volunteered more than 70,000 hours.

The District of Columbia Courts, with assistance from the D.C. Access to Justice Commission and the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center, established the Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll as part of the 2011 National Celebration of Pro Bono. Honorees reflect a diverse cross-section of the legal community in Washington, DC, hailing from 166 firms, solo practices, federal and local government agencies, corporations, associations and public interest organizations.

Learn more about the Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll here.

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