Cozen O’Connor: Cozen O’Connor Names Its 2007 Pro Bono Honor Roll

Cozen O’Connor Names Its 2007 Pro Bono Honor Roll

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Cozen O’Connor has announced that 61 attorneys and 8 paralegals have been named to the firm’s 2007 Pro Bono Honor Roll. The Honor Roll includes attorneys who performed at least 60 hours of qualifying pro bono work during 2007 and paralegals who performed at least 35 hours of qualifying pro bono work.

The following Cozen O’Connor attorneys and paralegals were named to Cozen O’Connor’s 2007 Pro Bono Honor Roll:

Attorneys
Terri L Ackerman, Joseph A. Arnold, Michael Ballnik, Gaele McLaughlin Barthold, Helen Boyer, Melissa Brill, William K. Brody, John F. Brown, Jr., Kevin Bush, Jacob Cohn, Natalie Cooksammy, Sarah E. Davies, Shauna Ehlert, David A. Felice, Thomas B. Fiddler, Douglas B. Fox, Karen D. Fultz, Joshua R. Goodman, Catherine Hamilton, Terry M. Henry, William Hogan, Michael J. Izzo, Jr., Simon D. Jones, Linda Kaiser Conley, Christian Kelly, Aaron Krauss, Katherine Layman, Allan Levin, Bruce M. Lichtcsien, Melanie K. Martin, Michael R. McCarty, Vincent R. McGuinness, Jason Melichar, Robert A. Meyers, Kevin Michael, Peter J. Mintzer, Michael Murphy, Catherine Nelson, James C. O’Connor, Melissa O’Loughlin White, Elena Park, Jeffrey I. Pasek, Pamela D. Pengelley, Anna L. Raines, Thomas M. Regan, John W. Reis, Joseph H. Riches, Elaine Rinaldi Bailey, Steven L. Rodriguez, Frances R. Roggenbaum, Ilan Rosenberg, Carrie B. Rosenberg, Francine L. Semaya, John R. Slattery, Beth A. Stroup, Kimberly Sullivan, J. Scott Tarbutton, Matthew D. Taylor, Doreen Y. Trujillo, George A. Voegele, Jr., Thomas G. Wilkinson, Jr., Justin B. Wineburgh.

Paralegals
Marilyn D. Adelman, Margaret Gallizia, S. Simone Grant, Geraldine M. Kozempel, Hilary Levin, Barbara B. Melvin, Henry A. Siarczynski, Dusty Walton-Bowen.

“This is a significant accomplishment, and it is one in which these attorneys and paralegals should rightfully take pride,” said Thomas A. Decker, President and CEO of Cozen O’Connor. “These attorneys and paralegals have established themselves as leaders in the firm’s efforts to provide legal representation to those who could not otherwise afford it.”

Cozen O’Connor is a signatory to the Pro Bono Institute’s Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge, and encourages all of its attorneys to devote at least 60 hours of pro bono work annually. Each attorney’s time value in handling pro bono matters is treated as full production credit for up to 60 hours annually. Firm attorneys volunteer their time and expertise in diverse matters, including working as advocates for children, the elderly, the indigent, and the disadvantaged, as well as serving as legal advisors for non-profit corporations, staffing legal aid clinics and acting as counsel for marginalized groups.