The American Lawyer has named Husch & Eppenberger, LLC as one of the Top 200 law firms that dedicates itself to providing pro bono legal services to individuals who could not otherwise afford them.
The list, published in the magazine's July 2006 issue, ranks law firms based on the average number of pro bono hours per attorney and the percentage of lawyers who annually perform more than 20 hours of pro bono work. Husch ranked #158.
Officials said, "Husch has a long standing commitment to providing pro bono legal services to individuals, public service groups, and charitable organizations that are unable to pay for the legal representation they need. Husch encourages its attorneys to provide pro bono legal services, engage in activities that improve access to justice for all, and provide financial support for organizations that provide legal services to persons of limited means. Husch is a Signatory Member of the Pro Bono Institute's Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge, a national organization that encourages pro bono work in law firms across the country.
"Husch attorneys provide pro bono legal services to individuals and groups referred to it from various agencies including The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Habitat for Humanity Law Committee, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Legal Aid of East Tennessee, Legal Services of Southern Missouri, Legal Services of Western Missouri, Prairie State Legal Services, The United Way, Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts, and many more."
The firm recently announced its partnership with Saint Louis University School of Law Clinic to provide pro bono legal services to low income students enrolled in Operation Excel YouthBuild. YouthBuild USA is a national nonprofit whose mission is to encourage low-income young people to rebuild their communities and their lives, it was stated.
Several Husch attorneys, SLU law students and their professor provide a clinic and intake program to YouthBuild students. Husch attorneys pair up with the law students and meet individually with YouthBuild students who have outstanding traffic warrant problems. The attorneys, along with the Law School students, assist the YouthBuild students to resolve the warrants and secure arrangements to pay fines or perform community service.
Husch has offices in Chattanooga, Memphis, and Nashville; St. Louis, Kansas City, Jefferson City, and Springfield, Mo.; and Peoria, Ill.
Husch’s Chattanooga office is located at 736 Georgia Ave., Suite 300.