2016 – Timothy J. Hufman

For over 30 years at LAF, Tim Hufman has dedicated his legal career to keeping families safe, housed and together. As a Supervisory Attorney in the Housing Practice Group, Tim’s depth of knowledge in housing law has enabled him to turn the most desperate situations into positive outcomes for his clients.

Last year, Tim shifted his […]

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2016 – Shaye L. Loughlin

DePaul University College of Law is known throughout the country for its outstanding public interest law program, and Shaye Loughlin has been instrumental in building that reputation. As Executive Director of the school’s Center for Public Interest Law, Shaye’s work has one mission: to provide the best possible training for students to become legal advocates […]

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Andrew Merrick - Weigle award recipient2016 – Andrew F. Merrick

In practice for less than a decade, Andrew F. Merrick, a litigation Partner at Jenner & Block LLP, already stands out for his commitment to helping others while maintaining his busy commercial litigation practice on behalf of some of the firm’s most significant clients.

Andrew joined Jenner & Block in 2006 and immediately began devoting substantial […]

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Larry Wojcik - Lewis award recipient2016 – Lawrence A. Wojcik

Throughout his impressive career spanning four decades, Larry Wojcik has been a true champion for pro bono and public service. He jumped right in as a newly minted lawyer in 1977, representing poor people facing a variety of legal issues through Chicago Volunteer Legal Services. Those initial endeavors were just the beginning, and he has […]

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Deborah Hagan - Phelan award recipient2016 – Deborah Hagan

For over 30 years, Deborah Hagan has been a strong and exemplary advocate for consumer protection in the Office of the Illinois Attorney General. In her role as leader of the Consumer Protection Division, Deborah advances and defends the interests of Illinois consumers in critical areas such as mortgage origination and servicing, student loan servicing, […]

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Carlson Eric2016 – Eric Carlson

As Senior Counsel for McDonald’s Corporation since 2003, Eric Carlson has demonstrated an impressive commitment to pro bono service. Eric leads by example in showing that pro bono can be fully compatible with a busy and demanding workload for the company. Eric has provided his expert legal counsel in a variety of pro bono programs […]

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Phil Mohr2015 – Phillip J. Mohr

Over the course of his legal career, Phillip Mohr has instilled a love for pro bono in hundreds, if not thousands, of Chicago attorneys and law students. As Deputy Director of Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS) and Director of Family Law, Phil’s contributions to public service and pro bono are substantial, essential and, most importantly, […]

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Leslie Landis2015 – Leslie Landis

For more than three decades, Leslie Landis has been a strong voice for victims of domestic violence through direct service, advocacy, and policy work. In her current role as Chief Court Administrator in the Domestic Violence Division, Leslie works to support and implement the court’s goals while improving access to justice for litigants within the […]

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Shauna Prewitt2015 – Shauna R. Prewitt

Shauna Prewitt, an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, has demonstrated a profound commitment to furthering the ideals of the legal profession through her pro bono service, her local and national advocacy and leadership, and her sincere dedication to ensuring the justice system is fair and accessible for all.

While she already had been […]

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Gabe Fuentes2015 – Gabriel A. Fuentes

In his 17 years as an attorney with Jenner & Block, Gabriel Fuentes has performed more than 5,000 hours of pro bono work. While it would be near impossible to catalogue all of the pro bono cases he’s been involved with over his tenure as a litigator, Gabe’s focus has been on indigent criminal defense, […]

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