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2021 A Lawyer Helps Pro Bono Honor Roll

The Justice Initiatives Committee of the State Bar of Michigan is pleased to publish the second annual A Lawyer Helps Pro Bono Honor Roll. The 2021 Honor Roll recognizes individual attorneys, solo practitioners, law firms, and corporations that support access-to-justice efforts by providing pro bono legal services to low-income individuals and families throughout Michigan.

Law firms and corporations that submitted an Honor Roll application and achieved a per-attorney average of 30, 50, or 100+ hours of pro bono legal services in 2020 were eligible for recognition on the 2021 Honor Roll. Individual attorneys and solo practitioners who submitted an Honor Roll application and provided 30, 50, or 100+ hours of qualifying pro bono legal services in 2020 were also eligible for recognition on the 2021 Honor Roll.

For the 2021 Honor Roll, the pro bono service hours provided by more than 1,200 Michigan-licensed attorneys in 2020 were submitted to the State Bar. While most eligible attorneys wanted to be publicly recognized for their qualifying pro bono service, many attorneys did not wish to be included on the published version of the Honor Roll and submitted their 2020 pro bono service hours to the State Bar for reporting purposes only.

Individual Attorneys & Solo Practitioners

Pro Bono Tier 1

100+ Hours of Service

Elizabeth Abdnour
Anthony Patrick Acciaioli
Brad B. Arbuckle
Sabrina Balgamwalla
Donald Baranski
Thomas Behm
Robert Boley
Christopher R. Boll
James Brunner
Russell J. Bucher
Andrea Carone
Ponce D. Clay
Angela Cole
Thomas W. Cranmer
Jeffrey A. Crapko
Jacob Danziger
Rian Cierra Dawson
Carl W. Dufendach
Shannon Colleen Duggan
Morgan L. Esters
Joanne Faycurry
Conor T. Fitzpatrick
Robert K. Gaecke
Robert Fair Gillett
Rasheed Malcolm Gilmer
Leo P. Goddeyne
Soujoud C. Hamade
Rayan Harajli
Nazneen S. Hasan
Zainab S. Hazimi
Corey A. Hemmerich
Mark Hills
Hon. Jeffrey Hughes
Aimee J. Jachym
Jonathan Kama
James Keedy
Rebecca Kerr
Rachael Kohl
Carina Kraatz
Timothy D. Kroninger
Emily G. Ladd
Erin I. Lasenby
Rochelle E. Lento
Marla A. Linderman
Thomas W. Linn
Evgeny Magidenko
Alexandra Markel
Abby Elisabeth McBride
Scott Melton
William Mills
Michael J. Morse
Heidi A. Naasko
Francie L. Novar
Melissa M. Pearce
Nashara A.L. Peart
Eric S. Polan
James J. Rabaut
Amanda L. Rauh-Bieri
Wendolyn W. Richards
Bill Rohn
John Rolecki
Erin A. Sedmak
Theodore W. Seitz
John Sier
Eric Sirota
Khalilah Vonn Spencer
Christopher R. Struble
Sara E. Weskalnies
Anne Yantus
Elise Yu
Mahja D. Zeon

 

Pro Bono Tier 2

50–99 Hours of Service

Moriam Aigoro
Jeffrey S. Ammon
Megan R.I. Baxter-Labut
Paul H. Beach
Jennifer Z. Belveal
Jaron Bentley
Kent Bieberich
Laura Elizabeth Biery
William Blasses
Andrew T. Blum
Paul Bratt
Kurt Brauer
Keefe Lamayor Braxton
Joel C. Bryant
Lori A. Buiteweg
Cheryl Bush
Michael Campbell
Elizabeth Anne Campbell
Mary Cebula
Peter L. Conway
Michelle Czapski
Nardeen Dalli
Aida Dismondy
Zhiguo Du
Ashlee Nicole Duplessis
Andrea Frailey
Eric I. Frankie
Anthony J. Frasca
Christopher J. Gartman
Nina Gavrilovic
Erika L Giroux
Rebecca Lynn Friedrick Glitman
Erin Gordon
Peter M. Grace
Saul A. Green
Matthew J. Greenberg
C. Ryan Grondzik
Clay A. Guise
Jesse S. Halfon
Jacqueline Hayduk
Sarah S. Hazimi
Mary Anne-Ryan Hennessey
Ashley N. Higginson
Steven H. Hilfinger
Todd A. Holleman
Paul D. Hudson
Laura Huggins
Patrick John Hurford
Paul J. Janes
John A. Janiszewski
Kenneth A. Johnson
Christopher Johnson
Gordon Kangas
John Kelly
Samuel R. Kilberg
Mingyu X. Kim
Eric Klein
Susan Kornfield
Bradley M. Krul
Kathrin E. Kudner
Lawrence J. Lacey
Stephen S. LaPlante
Charles Allen Lawler
Christopher M. LeClair
Lauren Lemonious
Scott R. Lesser
Derek Linkous
Dennis W. Loughlin
Milo R. Madole
John T. McFarland
William F. McKee
Christian E. Meyer
Lauren Mulhern
Theresa A. Munaco
Katrina S. Nelson
Sara A. Nicholson
Evangeline Nketia
Robert C. Okonowski
Stephen J. Ott
Rick Pacynski
David R. Padalino
Emily C. Palacios
Elisa M. Palizzi
Stephen G. Palms
Mary Parisien
Samuel L. Parks
Andrew M. Pauwels
Cameron H. Piggott
Leslie A. Pinney
Laura Radle
Stephen M. Ragatzki
Andrew Reside
Robert M. Riley
James Rinck
Steven A. Roach
Richard A. Roane
Maria A. Ruggirello
Reshma M. Sambare
Larry J. Saylor
Daniel R. Schipper
Tyler Schofield
Brian M. Schwartz
Kimberly L. Scott
Brent Scott
Joseph Shannon
Julianne C. Sharp
Erica Shell
Robert C. Shrosbree
Matthew E. Sierawski
Jacob Simon
Robert H. Skilton
Eileen J. Slank
Thomas H. Soehl
Ronald A. Spinner
Corinne N. Sprague
Jesse R. Stec
Eric M. Stein
Stanley J. Stek
Thomas Tallerico
Melissa Tetreau
Veronica T. Thronson
John R. Trentacosta
Victor P. Valentino
Samantha Van Sumeren
Andrew T. Vanegmond
Ryan J. Vanover
Joseph G. Vernon
Tom Vitale
Ryan L. Warsh
Donald C. Wheaton, Jr.
Boyd White III
Sarah K. Willey
Michael Williams
Alexandra M. Woods
James L. Woolard
Michael E. Wooley
Katelyn Young
Carly A. Zagaroli
Glen Zatz
Christopher James Zdarsky

 

Pro Bono Tier 3

30–49 Hours of Service

Gerald L. Aben
Mark A. Aiello
Daniel Aleksynas
Joseph M. Ammar
Chad L. Antuma
Anne L. Argiroff
Jeffrey S. Aronoff
Robin W. Asher
Justin Bagdady
Elizabeth B. Baker
Danielle F. Bass
Aaron Edward Bass
Laura C. Baucus
Jennifer L. Benedict
Michael J. Blalock
Robert A. Boonin
Jacob T. Brege
Judy Bregman
Dan Bylenga
John Carver
Kathleen L. Cole
Emily Conway
Michael G. Cumming
Joseph W. Cunningham
Michael J. Dauphinais
Gregory D. DeGrazia
Katrina P. Desmond
Christopher Dine
A. Joseph Duffy IV
Conor B. Dugan
Rebecca El Badaoui
Kaitlyn Elias
Elias J. Escobedo, Jr.
Lawrence W. Falbe
Christopher D. Filiatraut
Sean Fitzgerald
Greg Gamalski
John Gardiner
Denise Glassmeyer
Gerald J. Gleeson
Arthur L. Griem
Jewel M. Haji
Erin Haney
Sarah A. Harper
Julie Trepeck Harris
Erika D. Hart
Joseph H. Hickey
Frederick Hoops
Christina Howard
Kathryn J. Humphrey
Krista Jackson
Eric D. Jay
Michael L. Jespersen
Lara L. Kapalla-Bondi
Elizabeth Kitchen-Troop
Scott Bennett Kitei
Scott R. Kocienski
Michelle Kolkmeyer
Jeffrey S. Kopp
Joel M. Krugel
Nicole Nicoleary Kryzhan
Peter M. Kulas-Dominguez
Madelaine C. Lane
Annalise Lekas
Kelly Lockman
Jay Long
Kelsey Lutz
Patrick F. McGow
Raymond J. McVeigh
Mitchell R. Meisner
Sonal H. Mithani
John G. Mooney
Serj Mooradian
Jennifer Muse
Melissa Neckers
Matthew T. Nelson
Grant Newman
Kelly O'Connor
Richard L. Perez
Karolina Powalka
Igli Psari
David W. Roessler
Henry Moris Rubinstein
Ahmad Hussein Sabbagh
Bonnie Sawusch
Sarah Ryan Schairbaum
Rebecca Seguin-Skrabucha
Phillip M. Shane
Julie Sisson
Gergana S. Sivrieva
Brian T. Smith
James E. Spurr
Dante A. Stella
Michael Sulaka
Shaun G. Sullivan-Towler
Marc N. Swanson
Erica G. Terranova
Jarrod H. Trombley
Grace Katherine Trueman
Macie Dru Ann Tuiasosopo
Ann Marie Uetz
Stevan Uzelac
Stephen J. Van Stempvoort
Sarah Elizabeth Waidelich
Linda A. Wasserman
Ryan C. Watkins
Michael D. Weaver
Jeanne M. Whalen
Jill M. Wheaton
W. Alan Wilk
Jack David Wilton
Kristen Wolfram

Firms & Corporations

Per-Attorney Hours
Recognition Based on Firm's Per-Attorney Average Hours

Tier 1

100+ Hours of Pro Bono Service per Attorney Average

Schiff Hardin LLP

Tier 2

50-99 Hours of Pro Bono Legal Services per Attorney Average

Gruel Mills Nims and Pylman PLLC
Miller Canfield

Tier 3

30-49 Hours of Pro Bono Legal Services per Attorney Average

Bodman PLC
Bush Seyferth PLLC
Dykema
Foley & Lardner LLP
Kitchen Sharkey, PLLC

 

Cumulative Hours
Recognition Based on Firm's Total Hours

Tier 1

6,000+ Total Firm Hours

Miller Canfield

Tier 2

4,000-5,999 Total Firm Hours

Bodman PLC

Tier 3

2,000-3,999 Total Firm Hours

Dykema
Honigman LLP
Warner Norcross + Judd

Tier 4

100-1,999 Total Firm Hours

Bush Seyferth PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC
Foley & Lardner LLP
Miller Johnson
The Mike Morse Law Firm
Schiff Hardin LLP
Young Basile