Baker Donelson attorneys have earned two awards from the American Bar Association in recognition of their pro bono efforts.
J. Randall Patterson, a shareholder in the Firm's Knoxville office, was a recipient of the ABA Military Project Outstanding Services Award. The ABA Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel (LAMP) presents these annual awards to individual attorneys, law firms, and law departments that have provided extraordinary pro bono services through the ABA Military Pro Bono Project. Recipient law firms each accepted five or more cases; individual attorneys accepted three or more cases, or completed cases by providing 50 or more pro bono hours.
Richard B. Gossett, senior counsel in the Firm's Chattanooga office, was recognized by the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service as an ABA Free Legal Answers 2020 Pro Bono Leader for his dedication to pro bono service through participation in ABA Free Legal Answers. The Committee presents this annual recognition to individual attorneys, law firms, corporate law departments and other organizations that have provided extraordinary pro bono services through ABA Free Legal Answers. Recipient individual attorneys each answered 50 or more civil legal questions and firm/organization recipients collectively answered 75 or more questions in the 2020 calendar year.
The Firm's Pro Bono Shareholder Samuel T. Bowman said, "Randy and Dick exemplify the dedicated service and commitment in helping others that highlight Baker Donelson's pro bono efforts. We could not be prouder of them and their hard work."