Oct. 30, 2020
MIAMI – Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. has recognized the volunteer services of Nelson Mullins’ attorneys and professionals for their contributions throughout the year and during COVID-19. Nelson Mullins received the Large Firm Award for assistance from attorneys and staff in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. The pro bono volunteers took on cases assisting the community with the economic impacts of the pandemic, ranging from advocating against wrongful evictions, unemployment compensation claims, and stability options for small business.
“Our pro bono volunteers are pebbles that create a dynamic ripple effect that strengthens our community. They help us serve the thousands of clients that otherwise would not have an attorney to assist them with basic life needs,” said Pro Bono Advocacy Director Jayme Cassidy.
Legal Services’ Board member Scott Baena emphasized that the duty to fulfill pro bono service is even greater now more than ever. “The consequences of the pandemic are far more acute and the need and cries for help today may be deeper and more haunting than at any other time in our lifetime.”
“The need for legal services in our community cannot be met without pro bono volunteers,” said Executive Director Monica Vigues-Pitan. “We are grateful to have the support of so many dedicated pro bono professionals.”
Nelson Mullins attorneys and staff who assist the organization are Valentin Arenas, Jamie Gelfman, Holly Collins, Carl Romano, Matthew Pisciotta, Nina Welch, Nina Gordon, Daniel Nunn, Ryan Todd, Ginger Boyd, Lee Wedekind, Mark Raymond, TerryAnn Howell, Franco Furmanski, Lisa Hodgdon (former Nelson Mullins attorney), Ann Murray, Romain Balard, Abe Kannof, Kacey Heekin, Dan Newman, Suhail Seth, Heather Miller, Kayla Keller, Megan Kilissanly, Bethany Pandher, Linda Spaulding White, and Norah Rogers.
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