Skip to Main Content

Press Releases

Brian Moore, managing partner of the Boston office, Jay Fee, John Vesey, and Elisa Kodish.

Oct. 11, 2023

Nelson Mullins Recognizes Boston Attorneys for Pro Bono Service

BOSTON — Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP recently recognized two attorneys with the Claude M. Scarborough Pro Bono Award for their outstanding commitment and contributions to pro bono work in 2022. This year’s honorees from the firm’s Boston office were Jay Fee and John Veysey. The award is named for the late Chair Emeritus Claude Scarborough, who made pro bono an integral part of the firm culture during his years as managing partner.

Read more about the Boston office’s award-winners here:

  • Jay Fee, Partner

Fee has consistently worked with local nonprofits as general counsel, dedicating 228 hours in 2022 to pro bono commitments. He has represented the Boston Arts Academy Foundation (BAAF) since 2018 and served as a legal advisor to the Building Our Future Campaign, which successfully helped fund the new Boston Arts Academy that opened in September 2022. The Boston Arts Academy, a Boston public school, will help educate some of the city’s most talented visual and performing arts students in a new, state-of-the-art building. The academy also does an exceptional job preparing its students for college. Fee was first approached by former Boston Mayor, Martin J. Walsh to assist BAAF with establishing a naming rights program at the new building. He later took on the obligation of providing other legal services and counseling as the Foundation’s outside general counsel. Fee, over the years, has also donated his time to the Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care, Inc., where he assists with governance and nonprofit legal issues.

  • John Veysey, Of Counsel

Veysey dedicated hundreds of hours to cases where he successfully represented various public-housing clients. These cases included representation at trial, on appeal, and other administrative hearings, which helped secure long-term housing for families who otherwise faced eviction or other housing insecurity challenges.

Committed to serving the most vulnerable in our society through pro bono service, Nelson Mullins brings the collective expertise of its litigators, transactional attorneys, and public policy advocates to defend human and civil rights, close justice gaps, advance equity, safeguard freedom, obtain redress, and restore human dignity. For more information, visit