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VIP in Action Published May 22, 2024

VIP’s 2024 Awards Night

VIP celebrated our Annual Awards Night at FMC Tower on May 16, 2024. We are extremely grateful to FMC; our Presenting Sponsors—TE Connectivity, Troutman Pepper, Morgan Lewis, and Bob and Didi Scott—and all our event sponsors and in-kind supporters; everyone who supported us at our auction or with a donation; our award winners; and all our guests for making our annual event a fun and meaningful evening.

If you couldn’t make it and you want to support our mission, please make a donation using the link below.

VIP's Annual Award winners.

VIP's 2024 Hall of Fame volunteers.

Annual Award Winners

Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. Award
for Solo Volunteers
Kyoung Williams, Esq.

Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. Award
for Small Firms
Feldman & Feldman, LLP

Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. Award
for Mid-Size/Large Firms
Saul Ewing LLP

Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. Award
for Corporate Legal Departments

Trailblazing Partner Award
Saltz Mongeluzzi Bendesky P.C.

Amicus Award
Christine Flynn

Pro Bono Impact Award
Abel Garza, Esq.

MVP of VIP Award
Jason W. Rubin, Esq.

2024 Hall of Fame

While our annual awards recognize extraordinary pro bono service over a period of one or two years, the purpose of our Hall of Fame is to honor volunteer attorneys who have consistently gone above and beyond for VIP clients over at least ten years.

Taken together, these five volunteers have donated countless pro bono hours on just shy of 500 VIP matters. They are:

Lise A. Fisher, Esq.
Fisher Family Law
Volunteer since 1989

Don Parman, Esq.
Volunteer since 2006

Willie Pollins, Esq.
Pollins Law Firm
Volunteer since 2011

Lisa Shapson, Esq.
BKW Family Law
Volunteer since 2004

Lee A. Schwartz, Esq.
Schwartz, Fox & Saltzman LLC
Volunteer since 1988