Past Beacon of Justice Award Honorees

Acknowledges law firms that have provided an exemplary pro bono commitment to a designated area of representation.

The 2015 Beacon of Justice Award honors law firms for exceptional pro bono leadership. They have met the high expectations and criteria for selection by expanding opportunities for the underserved in areas such as education, health care, housing, and legal services.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP; Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC; Covington & Burling LLP; Dechert LLP; DLA Piper; Hunton & Williams; Jones Day; Lavelle Law, Ltd.; Morrison & Foerster; O'Melveny & Myers LLP; Perkins Coie LLP; Phillips Lytle LLP; Stinson Leonard Street LLP 

The 2014 Beacon of Justice Award proudly honors law firms that have all devoted significant time and resources to creating and implementing innovative strategies to improve life outcomes for low income individuals.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, Briggs and Morgan, P.A., Callister Nebeker & McCullough, Cook, Yancey, King & Galloway, Dechert LLP, DLA Piper, Fenwick & West LLP, Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Kaye Scholer LLP, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Locke Lord LLP, Lowenstein Sandler LLP, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, Polsinelli, Quarles & Brady LLP, Robins, Kaplan, Miller, Ciresi L.L.P., Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, Stinson

The 2013 Beacon of Justice Award honors law firms that have devoted considerable resources and provided significant pro bono representation to secure the mandate of Gideon vs. Wainwright.

Covington & Burling LLP, Crowell & Moring LLP, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, Dechert LLP, Hogan Lovells, Jones Day, Keller Rohrback L.L.P, King & Spalding, McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Morrison & Foerster LLP, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Osborn Maledon, P.A., Paul Hastings LLP, Perkins Coie LLP, Quarles & Brady LLP, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, Zimmerman Jones Booher LLC

The 2012 Beacon of Justice Award honors law firms that have innovative public-private partnerships that protect equal justice for all.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Arnold & Porter, Crowell & Moring, Dorsey & Whitney, DLA Piper, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher 

The 2011 Beacon of Justice Award honors law firms with innovative public-private partnerships that protect equal justice for all through appellate litigation.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP; Covington & Burling; Dechert LLP; Jones Day; Kean Miller; Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP; Liskow & Lewis; Morrison & Foerster; O'Melveny & Myers; Paul Hastings; Perkins Coie; Reed Smith LLP; Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP; and WilmerHale

The 2010 Beacon of Justice Award proudly honors Law Firms That Have Made a Significant Impact in the Area of Immigration.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP; Arnold & Porter; Cozen O'Connor; Crowell & Moring LLP; Dickstein Shapiro; Dorsey & Whitney; Dykema Gossett, PLLC; Foster Quan, LLP; Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP; Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; Goldman & Goldman, P.C.; Goodwin Procter; Holland & Knight; Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP; Hunton & Williams; Jenner & Block; King & Spalding; Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP; Latham & Watkins; Law Office of Marisa DeFranco; Leonard, Street and Deinard; Morrison & Foerster LLP; Parker, Butte and Lane Law Firm; Parrilli Renison; Perkins Coie LLP; Quarles & Brady; Reed Smith; Richard Toscano; Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.; The Sparks Law Corporation; Steptoe & Johnson; Troutman Sanders; Williams, Kastner & Gibbs PLLC

The 2009 Beacon of Justice Award honors law firms providing significant pro bono representation who, in partnership with a legal aid program, have represented disadvantage families in foreclosure proceedings.

Hangley Aronchick Segal & Pudlin; Joseph, Greenwald & Laake and Snell and Wilmer L.L.P.

The 2008 Beacon of Justice Award honors law firms providing significant pro bono representation to people on death row.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP; Allen & Overy LLP; Baker & McKenzie LLP; Bingham McCutchen LLP; Burke McPheeters Bordner & Estes; Burns & Levinson LLP; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP; Clifford Chance LLP; Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld & Toll, PLLC; Covington & Burling; Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC; Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP; Davis Wright Tremaine LLP; Debevoise & Plimpton LLP; Dechert LLP; Dickstein Shapiro LLP; Dorsey & Whitney LLP; Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC; Esdaile, Barrett & Esdaile; Foley Hoag LLP; Fredrikson & Byron PA; Fulbright & Jaworski; Hangley, Aronchick, Segal & Pudlin; Harris Wiltshire & Grannis; Heller Ehrman; Holland & Hart LLP; Hunton & Williams; Jenner & Block LLP; Jones Day; Keller & Heckman LLP; Kilpatrick Stockton LLP; Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP; Lesnevich and Marzano-Lesnevich; Lesser, Newman, Souweine & Nasser; Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP; McCarter & English, LLP; Morrison & Foerster LLP; Murphy & Shaffer;Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP; Pepper Hamilton LLP; Perkins Coie LLP; Reed Smith LLP; Rodgers, Powers & Schwartz LLP; Schiff Hardin LLP; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP; Shearman & Sterling LLP; Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP; Spriggs & Hollingworth; Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan LLP; Tennant Lubell LLC; Trainor, Billman, Bennett, Milko & McCabe LLP; Venable LLP; Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP; Weinberg & Garber, PC; WilmerHale

The 2007 Beacon of Justice Award honors law firms providing significant pro bono representation to detainees at Guantanamo Bay.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP; Alston & Bird LLP; Arnold & Porter LLP; Covington & Burling LLP; Dechert LLP; Dorsey & Whitney LLP; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP; Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.; Gibbons P.C.; Jenner & Block LLP; Jones Day; Kaye Scholer LLP; Morrison & Foerster LLP; Perkins Coie LLP; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP; Sidley Austin LLP; Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP; Zuckerman Spaeder LLP