Volunteer Awards



Thank you for helping us honor our dedicated 2014 volunteers!

Philadelphia VIP, the hub of pro bono legal services in Philadelphia, hosted its annual Awards Night to honor outstanding 2014 volunteers who provided pro bono services to Philadelphians at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre on Monday, March 16, 2015. Over 170 guests including members of the judiciary, attorneys, law students and legal administrators came to pay tribute to the great pro bono work accomplished by VIP volunteers in 2014.

Law firms of all sizes, businesses, and individual attorneys receive awards as a result of their extraordinary commitment to VIP, its clients and the community. In 2014, Philadelphia VIP’s pro bono attorneys and professional staff assisted in closing more than 2,800 cases for individuals, families and small businesses who could not afford attorneys and whose cases would not have been handled by other public interest organizations. The estimated value of the legal services provided in 2014 is more than $3,100,000. Over 1,000 volunteers responded to these requests to handle issues in a wide range of practice areas such as assisting individuals, nonprofits and small businesses maintain income during the economic downturn, supporting the stability of families, preventing homelessness amidst the housing crisis, promoting community economic development by investing in local communities, adoption processes, and zoning issues.

Click to view the 2015 Awards Night Press Release or the 2015 Awards Night Program


Congratulations to Philadelphia VIP's 2015 Award Winners!

Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. Award

Small Firm Category
Berner Klaw & Watson LLP
Medium Firm Category
Willig, Williams & Davidson 
Large Firm
Morgan Lewis & Bockius
Solo Practioner
Donald Parman, Esq.
Outstanding New Volunteer Award
MK Feeney, Esq.
Outstanding Veteran Volunteer Award 
Leslie Love Engle, Esq. 
Juris Award
NextGen Reporting
Amicus Award
Rusty Kennedy

Special recognition goes to our 2015 Awards Night Finalists who provided outstanding pro bono services to VIP clients in 2014.

Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. Award Finalists 

Small Firm
Astor Weiss Kaplan & Mandel LLP
Law Offices of Michael E. Fingerman
Medium Firm
Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller
Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP
Large Firm 
Ballard Spahr LLP
Dechert LLP
ACE Group
TE Connectivity
Solo Practitioner
Leslie Engle, Esq.
Thomas Landis, Esq. 
A Special Thank You to our Awards Night Sponsors