Citing WilmerHale's exemplary commitment to pro bono work, the Boston Bar Association (BBA) has named the firm the recipient of the highly prestigious Thurgood Marshall Award. The award will be presented at the BBA's Annual Meeting Luncheon on October 4. The firm has long prided itself on its reputation for representing pro bono clients who might otherwise fall through the cracks, and has dedicated significant resources to representing Guantanamo Bay detainees, death penalty inmates, and children with psychiatric disorders.
WilmerHale has also participated in the BBA's Public Interest Leadership Program since its inception, and recently ranked in the top 15 largest corporate charitable contributors in Boston.
The Thurgood Marshall Award is awarded to a member of the private bar or a law firm that has done extraordinary work in representing low-income clients on a pro bono or reduced fee basis.