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Pro Bono

At Adams and Reese we believe in giving back to the communities where we work and live. Our firm's pro bono policy requires that every lawyer in the firm annually perform a minimum of 20 hours of pro bono work. 


Adams and Reese has a Pro Bono Paladin who chairs the firm's pro bono committee, which is comprised of partners representing each of the firm’s offices. These attorneys are selected because of their undying dedication to public service, specifically to pro bono law. Our attorneys have handled a diverse scope of pro bono litigation, including divorce and custody matters, nonprofit applications and setting up 501 (c)(3) organizations, setting up a fund service for war veterans, and manning a pro bono clinic telephone hotline. The firm provides volunteer attorneys for Volunteer Lawyers Programs, including Saturday Legal Advice Clinics and Drive-time Clinics; Wills for Heroes; the annual Will-A-Thon, sponsored by the Houston Bar Association’s Elder Law Committee; and last-minute wills and estate planning matters.  Additionally, the firm accepts court-appointed pro bono matters.


Some of the organizations included in the firm’s pro bono work are: National Appleseed, SaveOneSoldier.org, Alabama Appleseed, Birmingham Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Program, Child Advocacy Center, Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program/Houston Bar Foundation, Louisiana Appleseed, Memphis Area Legal Services, Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Program and the New Orleans Pro Bono Project.


Adams and Reese pro bono awards and recognitions are due to our attorneys' dedication to public service and pro bono work.


Adams and Reese Pro Bono Newsletter, Summer 2016




  • Top 200 Pro Bono Firms in the Nation, American Lawyer Since 2012
  • Pro Bono Publico Award - Baton Rouge, Louisiana State Bar Association 2012
  • Pro Bono Publico Award - New Orleans, Louisiana State Bar Association 2012
  • Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year, New Orleans Pro Bono Project 2011
  • Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year, Are You Safe 2011
  • Friend of Pro Bono Award, Louisiana State Bar Association 2008, 2011
  • Outstanding Contribution to Volunteer Lawyer Project, Houston Bar Association 2011
  • Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project, Mississippi Bar Association 2010
  • Alabama State Bar Recognition, Committee on Volunteer Lawyers Program 2010
  • Alabama State Bar Pro Bono Award, Alabama State Bar Association 2010
  • Volunteer for Justice. Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands,
    Nashville Pro Bono Program 2010
  • Mandatory Pro Bono Policy Recognition, Tennessee Bar Association 2009
  • Big Mover in Pro Bono - American Lawyer Pro Bono Report, American Lawyer 2009, 2008
  • The Pro Bono Project Benefactor / Justice for All Ball, The Pro Bono Project 2009
  • Outstanding Contribution Award Pro Bono Work Mid-size Firm, Houston Bar Foundation 2010
  • Memphis Area Legal Services Pro Bono Award 2008
  • Equal Access Star, Houston Bar Association 2007
  • Pro Bono Firm of the Year, New Orleans Pro Bono Project 2001
  • Pro Bono Publico Award, Louisiana State Bar Association 2001
  • Pro Bono Firm of the Year, Mississippi Pro Bono Project 2001