Pro Bono

Pro Bono

Foster Pepper has a long-standing tradition of giving back to the Pacific Northwest community through direct pro bono legal advocacy, community service, charitable contributions and service on nonprofit boards of directors. The firm strongly encourages participation by its attorneys in public service activities and those that will help represent individuals and organizations that do not have equal access to justice. 

Each year, Foster Pepper attorneys from all practices and with all levels of experience contribute more than 3,000 hours of pro bono time to organizations and individuals around the region. Pro bono service is more than a commitment for Foster Pepper; it is a long-standing tradition and part of the firm’s culture. In addition to time, Foster Pepper supports more than 100 nonprofit organizations, donating more than $300,000 annually.

The firm’s Pro Bono program is thoughtfully managed by Pro Bono Committee Chair Jack Zahner and a six-person committee. 


  • The National Law Journal “Pro Bono Hot List,” 2013
  • Jewish Family Services, Outstanding Legal Services Award
  • Davis W. Soukup Award for Outstanding Legal Advocacy of the Year
  • Community Builder Award, awarded by Ezell’s Famous Chicken
  • American Legion Certificate of Appreciation 

Pro Bono Annual Report

The 2018 Pro Bono Annual Report highlights the work Foster Pepper attorneys have done on behalf of clients and organizations in need.

Past editions of the Pro Bono Annual Report:



Please note: Foster Pepper accepts pro bono clients only through qualified legal service providers. If you need pro bono assistance, please contact Northwest Justice’s CLEAR line. CLEAR is Washington’s toll-free, centralized intake, advice and referral service for low-income individuals seeking free legal assistance with civil legal problems.

Outside King County: Please call 1-888-201-1014 weekdays from 9:15 a.m. until 12:20 p.m. PT or TTY - 1-888-201-9737.

Within King County: Please call 211 for information and referral to an appropriate legal services provider Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm. You may also call 206-461-3200 or toll-free 1-877-211-WASH (9724). 


Jack Zahner, MemberTel: 206.447.2886Fax: 206.749.1936

Pro Bono Committee