Thompson Coburn attorneys in Missouri logged more than 2,000 hours of pro bono service in 2012. The Missouri Bar honored these practitioners for their service to the legal community by naming a number of Thompson Coburn attorneys to the Missouri Bar Pro Bono Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame, established in 2011, honors Missouri attorneys who complete at least 40 hours of pro bono legal work during a given year.
In a letter to inductees, Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Rick Teitelman and Missouri Bar President Patrick Starke wrote, “Quite simply, lawyers like you who have made pro bono service central to your practice literally change the lives of clients who, without the benefit of pro bono legal counsel, might be left in a desperate and often lonely place with few, if any, options.
“Every time you help someone who cannot afford a lawyer to access the justice system, you are making a direct and significant contribution to the rule of law."
The Thompson Coburn attorneys on the 2012 Hall of Fame list are: