McDermott’s Miami Office Receives Equal Justice Pro Bono Large Firm Award from Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. - McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott’s Miami Office Receives Equal Justice Pro Bono Large Firm Award from Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.


International law firm McDermott Will & Emery has been honored with Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.’s (Legal Services) Equal Justice Pro Bono Large Firm Award.

The Firm was selected for its continued contributions to Legal Services and its clients through initiatives like the Transactional Equal Justic Clinic, taking on full-representation matters and its active pro bono volunteerism through legal clinics. For example, in September 2023, McDermott and Assurant hosted a Transactional Equal Justice Program (TEJP) clinic with Legal Services, where more than 30 lawyers participated in a variety of transactional focused cases for 10+ deserving clients. Through TEJP and other programs, McDermott has provided meaningful and much-needed legal assistance to individuals, non-profits and low-to-moderate income small business owners, helping them to launch, manage or operate a business.

“McDermott’s ongoing support of Legal Services has made a tremendous impact in our community, touching the lives of families and their neighborhoods,” said Legal Services CEO Monica Vigues-Pitan. “I would like to thank McDermott for being part of the Legal Services’ family and for its leadership and commitment to building a community of equal justice.”

“Our partnership with Legal Services is an important one,” said Michael Bruno, Partner in McDermott’s Tax Practice Group and founder of Legal Services’ Transactional Equal Justice Program. “We appreciate the opportunity to have our corporate, healthcare, tax, private client and other transactional lawyers work collaboratively cross-practice to help serve the Miami business community.”

The team members recognized for their work with Legal Services include Dana Dombey, Michael Bruno, Asra Chatham, Michael Chu, Justin Aiello, Sarah Bro, Matthew Friendly, Michael Hacker, Steven Hadjilogiou, Elvira Kras, Maria Navarro, Elena Otero, Arianne Plasencia, Melissa Moszkowski Price, Jay Scharf, Andrea Zazulia, Lester Perling, Ryan Forman, Saniya Ahmed, Bradfield Biggers, Daniel Fernández, Sama Kaseer and Courtney Seams.

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Legal Services of Greater Miami is the largest provider of broad-based civil legal services for the poor in Miami-Dade and Monroe and is recognized in the state and in the nation as a model legal services program. In any given year, Legal Services provides services which benefits almost 20,000 vulnerable members of our community who have nowhere else to turn for help – women, children, seniors, veterans returning from combat, people with disabilities, low wage workers and those experiencing homelessness–who have problems in the areas of tenants’ rights, homeownership, health and income maintenance, employment, special education, tax and consumer rights. For more information, visit and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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