SEATTLE, WASH. – January 14, 2013 – Seattle law firm Foster Pepper PLLC recently received national recognition as one of the top ten pro bono firms as part of the The National Law Journal’s Pro Bono Hot List.
The recognition is in response to work done by full-time pro bono attorney Joanna Plichta Boisen on behalf of her client, a 92-year-old Holocaust survivor living in Auburn, Wash., who was seeking reparations for his time spent working in the ghettos. Read the article in its entirety here.
“This is a very big achievement for our firm,” said Jake Larson, chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee and Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice. “Foster Pepper may be the first mid-sized firm in the nation ever to be included on a list dominated by AmLaw 100 firms, which have significantly more attorneys and resources to devote to pro bono efforts. We here at Foster Pepper have long recognized Joanna’s extraordinary work and her efforts are well-known and respected in the Northwest.”
Foster Pepper has a long-standing tradition of giving back to the Northwest community through direct pro bono legal advocacy, community service, charitable contributions, and by serving on nonprofit boards of directors. The firm strongly supports participation by its attorneys in public service activities and promotes giving time and talent to causes that strengthen the ability of the legal system to serve public needs.
Foster Pepper PLLC is a 120-attorney firm based in Seattle, WA with an office in Spokane, WA. For more than a century, the firm has distinguished itself as a leader in the practices of land use, real estate and municipal finance. The firm has expanded its local and national position and capabilities to include numerous industries and practices, including mergers and acquisitions, investment management, financial institutions, creditors’ rights and bankruptcy, intellectual property, agriculture, transportation, yacht and aircraft, and digital media and entertainment. Foster Pepper continues to work with publicly traded corporations, privately-held companies, commercial and investment banks, municipalities, government agencies, partnerships and joint ventures, and individuals.