Kilpatrick Townsend is deeply committed to giving back to the communities in which we live and work. We have the power and skill to impact lives in a positive way.

Since the formalization of our Pro Bono Program in 2001, thousands of individuals and hundreds of community organizations have benefited from the pro bono representation of our attorneys. This totals to more than 405,000 hours of time, at a value of more than $140 million. This involvement reflects our firm’s culture where the idea of giving back is a firmly entrenched value.

By fostering public interest legal service that contributes to the welfare of the community, Kilpatrick Townsend promotes the duty of our lawyers as professionals. In a society governed under the rule of law, Kilpatrick Townsend lawyers have an obligation to make sure the legal system works, especially for the disadvantaged. We encourage our lawyers to actively seek out a broad range of pro bono opportunities, and work closely with legal non-profits nationwide to develop meaningful opportunities for our attorneys. Pro bono matters are administered in the same manner as billable work.

Some of our best and rewarding work is not billable.

2014 Pro Bono Stats

  • 38,813 total pro bono hours
  • 17% increase in pro bono hours from 2013 to 2014       
  • $17,953,602 - value of firm's pro bono work      
  • 200 lawyers contributed 50 or more pro bono hours       
  • 67 lawyers contributed 100 or more pro bono hours       
  • 67 - pro bono hours per attorney (total pro bono hours/headcount)    
  • 1,185 active pro bono matters
  • 652 international trademarks for CARE & Habitat for Humanity
  • 385 total nonprofit organizations represented in corporate, intellectual property, employment, and tax matters        
  • 52 children and parents represented through Guardianship, Guardian ad Litem and under the Hague Convention on Child Abduction
  • 29 children adopted through the Grandparent Adoption Program       
  • 84 immigrant victims of domestic violence, human trafficking or persecution seeking legal status or immigration relief
  • 17 victims of human trafficking representing in a federal civil rights lawsuit
  • 29 applicants for Federal Clemency through the US Justice Department


Legal Team Marc Lieberstein, Barry Benjamin, and Kristen Garris received the “2015 Commitment to Justice Award” by Her Justice.

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