Pro Bono Awards & Recognition

We are proud of the way our attorneys donate their time, knowledge and energy to a variety of efforts, making a real impact in the lives of those we serve. In October 2020 and in conjunction with the American Bar Association’s National  Pro Bono Celebration, Bass, Berry & Sims recognized our 108 attorneys who contributed significant hours to pro bono work. This past year, 66 attorneys met the 50-hour recommended annual number of pro bono hours set by the ABA; an additional 42 attorneys had 20 hours or more of pro bono time. We consider these individuals our Pro Bono Champions and are thankful for their dedication to advancing social justice for all!

In addition, the firm and our attorneys have been recognized by various organizations and associations on behalf of pro bono activities, including the following highlights:

Bass, Berry & Sims Connector
Bass, Berry & Sims
Law Firm Award (2020)
Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative
Bass, berry & Sims Connector
Bass, Berry & Sims
Champion of Justice Award (2019)
Memphis Bar Association
Jeff GibsonMargaret Dodson
Margaret Dodson and Jeff Gibson
Pro Bono Attorneys of the Year (2019)

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee
Angie Bergman
Angie Bergman
Harris Gilbert Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year Award (2019)
Tennessee Bar Association
Sehrish Siddiqui headshot
Sehrish Siddiqui
J. Michael Cody Access to Justice Award (2018)
Memphis Area Legal Services
Bass, Berry & Sims Connector
Bass, Berry & Sims
Law Firm Award (2018)
Tennessee Justice Center
David Esquivel headshot
David Esquivel
Liberty Bell Award (2018)
Nashville Bar Association
Taylor Gray headshot
Taylor Gray
J. Michael Cody Access to Justice Award (2017)
Memphis Area Legal Services
Jeff Gibson
Jeff Gibson
Pro Bono Attorney of the Year (2017)
Tennessee Justice Center
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Approved Legal Assistance Organization (2016)
Tennessee Supreme Court
Brian Roark | Healthcare Fraud attorney | Bass, Berry & Sims
Brian Roark
Pro Bono Champion (2014)
American Health Lawyers Association
Bass, Berry & Sims ConnectorBass, Berry & Sims
Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Gala Award (2011)
Tennessee Bar Association

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