CBA & CBF Pro Bono & Public Service Awards Luncheon

Save the date for next year’s Pro Bono & Public Service Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, July 14, 2020!

July 23, 2019
Hilton Chicago


Colby Anne Kingsbury
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Kevin M. Robinson
Guggenheim Partners, LLC

Pro bono and public service represent some of the noblest traditions in the legal profession, and the amount of work performed by individuals in our community is nothing short of amazing. The awards presented at the CBA & CBF Pro Bono & Public Service Awards Luncheon honor lawyers from a broad cross-section of the legal community whose passion for serving others is reflected in their extraordinary commitment to the ideals of equal access to justice. Recognizing several of our profession’s unsung heroes and their dedication to pro bono and public service, these awards also serve to build awareness of the impact our collective efforts can have in the lives of the most vulnerable people in our community.

This year’s awards were presented by Co-Chairs Colby Anne Kingsbury and Kevin Robinson on July 23, 2019 at the Hilton Chicago.


Kimball R. Anderson and Karen Gatsis Anderson Public Interest Law Fellowship
Sue Pak, Cabrini Green Legal Aid

Exelon Outstanding Corporate Counsel Award
Sherene Awad Jodrey, The Boeing Company

Richard J. Phelan Public Service Award
Hon. Cheryl A. Starks, Retired Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County

Edward J. Lewis II Pro Bono Service Award
Steven F. Pflaum, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

Maurice Weigle Exceptional Young Lawyer Award
David Pi, Schiff Hardin LLP

Leonard Jay Schrager Award of Excellence
Maureen Kieffer, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Thomas H. Morsch Public Service Award
Lisa Parsons, Legal Council for Health Justice


  • Aon
  • Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund, Inc.
  • Baker McKenzie LLP
  • Balasa Dinverno Foltz LLC
  • Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP
  • Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP
  • Brinks Gilson & Lione
  • CBA Insurance Agency
  • Clifford Law Offices
  • CME Group
  • Corboy & Demetrio
  • Dentons US LLP
  • Discover Financial Services
  • DLA Piper LLP (US)
  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • Duff & Phelps
  • Dykema Gossett PLLC
  • Eimer Stahl LLP
  • Exelon
  • Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
  • Goldberg Kohn Ltd.
  • GrowthPlay
  • Guggenheim Partners, LLC
  • Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen P.C.
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • Honigman LLP
  • Jenner & Block LLP
  • Jones Day
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz
  • Law Bulletin Media
  • LegalServer
  • LexisNexis
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • McDonald’s Corporation
  • Miller, Canfield, Paddock, and Stone P.L.C.
  • Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company
  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Passen & Powell
  • Peoples Gas
  • Pincus Professional Education
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • Quarles & Brady LLP
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Richard J. Prendergast, Ltd.
  • Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • Scharf Banks & Marmor LLC
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Stout
  • Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC
  • United Airlines, Inc.
  • Verity Group
  • Winston & Strawn LLP

Table Sponsors

  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
  • K&L Gates LLP
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
  • Schiff Hardin LLP
  • Leonard & Joyce Schrager
  • Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd.
For more information, contact Elena Dennis at or (312) 554-8303.