Wiley prides itself on a strong tradition of service to the local and global community, and encourages its attorneys and legal assistants to participate in pro bono activities. Not only do such activities fulfill our desire to give back to our community, they also contribute to a heightened sensitivity to client needs, increased depth of experience, sharpened legal abilities and the development of a well-rounded attorney.

Our representations have included noteworthy cases handled on behalf of individuals referred through legal service providers with whom we have developed close relationships, and a diverse array of other matters appealing to the individual interests, strengths and ideals of our Wiley pro bono participants, including a host of transactional and other counseling matters.

The firm's pro bono program receives the full support of the firm and its resources. The firm's strong level of commitment to pro bono work as an integral element of its existence was confirmed by its designation of a full-time Pro Bono Partner, Ted Howard. Ted is a recipient of the prestigious Wiley A. Branton Award for civil rights advocacy and a recipient of the DC Legal Aid Society's Servant of Justice Award.

"It is rare in our jobs that we are able to profoundly improve someone’s life, but that is exactly what happened in this case. Our client’s quality of life would have been substantially worse had last year’s evaluation been allowed to stand. Instead, thanks to the incredible work by our associates, our client is going to continue to have the quality of life that he needs and deserves.”

Stephen J. Obermeier, Partner

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