Verrill Dana Receives Top Recognition for its Pro Bono Efforts

December 8, 2016 Press Releases

K.C. Jones, Managing Partner at Verrill Dana, and Nora Healy, attorney and Pro Bono Coordinator at Verrill Dana

(December 8, 2016) – Verrill Dana was recently honored with the Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) Pro Bono Award for donating the most hours on VLP cases of any law firm in Maine through 2015/2016. Last year, the firm received the VLP Pro Bono Publico Award for donating the most Lawyer of the Day hours of any Maine law firm the previous year.

"Around one in every three Mainers can benefit from pro bono legal services," said Nora Healy, attorney and Pro Bono Coordinator at Verrill Dana. "We are proud to help ensure that there is equal access to justice in the communities in which we choose to practice, through organizations like the Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project."

More than 35 Verrill Dana attorneys assisted VLP this year:

  • Tawny L. Alvarez
  • Charles P. Bacall
  • Samuel J. Baldwin
  • Heidi A. Bean
  • Phillip S. Bixby
  • Lisa S. Boehm
  • Robert C. Brooks
  • Susan E. Bryant
  • Anthony M. Calcagni
  • Braden M. Clement
  • Seth S. Coburn
  • Jonathan M. Dunitz
  • Anya F. Endsley
  • Benjamin E. Ford
  • Mark K. Googins
  • Katie M. Gray
  • Kathleen Gleason Healy
  • Rita S. Heimes
  • Nathaniel R. Hull
  • Michael G. Kebede
  • Mark V. Kenny
  • Wayne A. Keown
  • Brett R. Leland
  • Christopher S. Lockman
  • Brian T. Marshall
  • Christopher T. Monroe
  • Marie J. Mueller
  • Misti D. Munster
  • Taylor R. Neff
  • Stephen B. Segal
  • Timothy R. Shannon
  • William H. Stiles
  • Spencer R. Thibodeau
  • Mathew J. Todaro
  • John W. Van Lonkhuyzen
  • Rachel M. Wertheimer
  • Chantal M. Wilson
  • Karen Frink Wolf

Verrill Dana continues to serve as a leader in the provision of pro bono legal services and has received various honors over the years for its efforts. A core value of the firm for more than 150 years, participation in pro bono causes is encouraged for all of its attorneys.

About the Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project: The Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project is a non-profit legal aid organization that provides free legal information, assistance and representation to low-income people facing civil legal problems. All of their legal services are provided by community and attorney volunteers supported and supervised by a small staff. Their mission is to make "justice for all" a reality in Maine by giving people the knowledge, tools and support to be equal participants in our justice system. To learn more, visit

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