WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chambers and Partners selected Wilkinson Walsh as Highly Commended in the Pro Bono Program of the Year Category at its annual Diversity and Inclusion Awards: North America 2020. This is the second year in a row that Chambers and Partners has recognized Wilkinson Walsh’s acclaimed pro bono program.
In July 2020, Chambers shortlisted Wilkinson Walsh as an outstanding firm for diversity and inclusion and as one of its private practice pro bono programs of the year. Chambers then specifically recognized Wilkinson Walsh as operating one of the two best pro bono programs out of all law firms in the entire country, large and small.
“Since the beginning, we have been committed to pro bono and to ensuring that everyone has an opportunity at achieving fair and equal justice,” said Partner Tamarra Matthews Johnson. “We are honored to be recognized by Chambers and Partners for our outstanding pro bono program and continue to hold diversity, inclusion, and social justice as core values of Wilkinson Walsh.
Wilkinson Walsh has had a string of successful pro bono wins this year. Most recently, the firm helped obtain a landmark settlement providing lifesaving Hepatitis C treatment to prisoners in Missouri, and also secured the early release from prison of their pro bono client Steven Pantoja, after he had been incarcerated for almost 30 years.
Founded in February 2016, Wilkinson Walsh has grown to nearly 40 lawyers and has quickly established itself as the leading trial boutique firm in the country. The firm has tried over a dozen cases to verdict across the country, winning the vast majority, and has won several other pre-trial victories in bet-the-company cases.