Press Release: American Bar Association Names Husch Blackwell as Free Legal Answers Leader for Fifth Consecutive Year

The ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service has recognized Husch Blackwell as an American Bar Association Free Legal Answers Pro Bono Leader firm for 2022, the fifth consecutive year the firm has earned this recognition.

Each year, the committee recognizes individual attorneys, law firms, and law departments that have provided extraordinary pro bono services through ABA Free Legal Answers. In 2022, Husch Blackwell attorneys answered 469 civil legal questions, helping ensure that low-income individuals receive needed legal assistance. Associates Yasmin Stiggons and Brian Wetzstein of Chattanooga, and Bernardo Zito Porto of Kansas City also received individual ABA Free Legal Answers Pro Bono Leader recognition for the volume of questions they answered in 2022.

“With traditional pro bono efforts returning to pre-pandemic norms in 2022, Husch Blackwell attorneys and staff doubled down by continuing to be a Free Legal Answers resource to those in need,” said Margaret Richards, Husch Blackwell’s Director Of Pro Bono Services. Throughout 2022, a total of 650 Husch Blackwell attorneys & professionals across the firm participated in performing 24,012 total hours of pro bono legal assistance, providing access to legal services to 445 organizations and 476 individuals.