2021 Pro Bono Awards

The Thirteenth Judicial Circuit 2021 Pro Bono Service Awards

The Fourteenth Annual Circuit Pro Bono Service Awards recognizes individuals, law firms, and organizations, as well as attorneys who performed 20 or more hours of pro bono service, to honor their outstanding contributions of pro bono legal services to the community in 2020.

The award nominations were submitted to the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee, chaired by the Honorable Barbara Twine Thomas and vice-chaired by the Honorable Darren Farfante. The ceremony was hosted by the Committee and the Volunteer Lawyers Program of Bay Area Legal Services. The ceremony was sponsored by Crossroads for Florida KidsShook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP, and Foley & Lardner, LLP.


Award Recipients

These awards recognize a Hillsborough County lawyer, law firm, or organization that made significant contributions of pro bono legal services in 2020. Pro bono legal services are legal services provided to poor individuals or to charitable organizations whose primary purpose is to provide non-legal assistance to the poor.

Katherine Earle Yanes

The Hillsborough County Bar Association’s Jimmy Kynes Pro Bono Service Award

Katherine Earle Yanes
Partner, Kynes Markman & Felman

This award recognizes a Hillsborough County attorney who for many years has made significant contributions to ensure legal services are available to persons who otherwise could not afford them.

Ella Aliza Shenhav

Outstanding Pro Bono Service by a Lawyer

Ella Aliza Shenhav
Partner, Shutts & Bowen

This award recognizes an individual lawyer who provided outstanding pro bono services in 2020.

Linda Anderson Stanley

Outstanding Pro Bono Service by a Young Lawyer

Linda L. Anderson Stanley
Senior Program Manager for Public Programs, Equal Justice works

This award recognizes an individual lawyer who is under the age of 36 or has been practicing for five years or less who provided outstanding pro bono services in 2020.

Christy A. Rowell

Outstanding Pro Bono Service by a Paralegal

Christy A. Rowell
Legal Assistant, Foley & Lardner

This award recognizes an individual paralegal who provided outstanding pro bono services in 2020.

Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP

Outstanding Pro Bono Service by a Law Firm

Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP

This award recognizes a law firm of two or more attorneys that provided outstanding pro bono services in 2020.

Crossroads for Florida Kids

Outstanding Pro Bono Service by an Organization

Crossroads for Florida Kids

This award recognizes a pro bono organization or any other type of organization, including bar associations or divisions of bar associations and charitable, professional, civic, or religious organizations that provided outstanding pro bono services in 2020.


100+ Pro Bono Hours

  • Linda D. Anderson Stanley
  • Rosemary Armstrong
  •  Lisa Beggs
  • Noel Boeke
  • Louis Conti
  • Nancy Faggianelli
  • Jon Gatto
  • Leonard Gilbert
  • Ryan Guerin
  • Matthew Hall
  • Elizabeth Hapner 
  • Carol Hinds 
  • George B. Howell, III
  • Jenay Iurato
  • Nancy Jacobs
  • Sarah Kay
  • S. Elizabeth King
  • Edward Koren

 

  • LaTour “LT” Lafferty
  • John Lamoureux 
  • Kathleen McLeroy
  • George Melendez
  • Daniela Mendez
  • J. Logan Murphy
  • A.J. “Stan” Musial
  • Victoria Oguntoye
  • Mariko Outman
  • Andrew Peluso
  • Craig Rothburd
  • Michael Schwartz
  • Ella Shenhav
  • Tori Simmons
  • Sylvia Walbolt
  • Nicole Duga Walsh
  • Katherine Earle Yanes
  • Barbara Yadley

50-99 Pro Bono Hours

  • Jacqueline Acosta
  • Britton Alexander
  • Jordan August
  • Sean Becker
  • David Beyer
  • Cecilia Bidwell
  • Dane Blunt
  • Fredrique “Dika” Boire
  • Jarod Brazel
  • Darnesha Carter
  • Jamil Daoud
  • Jared Duke
  • Joel Giles
  • Katherine Heckert
  • Nicholas Horner
  • Ashley Ivanov
  • Joseph Lang, Jr.
  • Ellen Lyons
  • Scott McLaren

 

  • Charles “Chad” Moore
  • Luigi Orengo, Jr. 
  • Ralph Painter, Jr. 
  • Terri Parker
  • Scott Pence
  • Robert Quinn
  • Jason Quintero
  • Elizabeth Scarola
  • Adam Schwartz
  • Melanie Senosiain
  • Vivian Seymour
  • John Stull
  • Carolina Suazo
  • Kenneth Tinkler
  • Monica Towarnicky
  • Sunjay Trehan
  • Paul Ullom
  • Lavinia Vaughn
  • Leah Zammit

20-49 Pro Bono Hours

  • Adam Alaee
  • Samuel Alexander
  • Natalie Annis
  • Jordan Behlman
  • Rebecca Bell 
  • Robert Quincy Bird
  • Marie Borland
  • Crystal Bucciarelli
  • Johnathan Butler
  • Aimee Canty
  • David Cellitti
  • Andrea Cortes
  • Samantha Culp
  • Christopher Cutler
  • L. Carina Cutter
  • Nicholas D’Amico
  • Wendy DePaul
  • Danielle Diaz
  • Dan Dietrich
  • Christopher Duda
  • Jacob Duval
  • Megan Ellis
  • Thomas Ferrante
  • Paul Figueroa
  • Robert Freedman
  • Robert Galbo
  • Gregory Gidus
  • Christopher Gottfried
  • Gabriella Guariniello
  • Brian Guthrie
  • Caycee Hampton
  • Melinda Harris
  • Rebecca Harris
  • Timothy Hunt
  • Lorien Smith Johnson
  • Cathy Kamm
  • Cristin Keane
  • Roy Kielich
  • Robert Kline

 

  • Nathaniel Lacktman
  • Sarah Lahlou-Amine
  • Heather Lee
  • Sunny Levine
  • Sterling Lovelady
  • Bruce Lower
  • Erin McCormick
  • Elaine McGinnis
  • Dakota McLean
  • Trudy McLeary
  • Bridget McNamee
  • Olivia Mejido
  • Paul Messina
  • Frank Moya
  • Fehintola “Kemi” Oguntebi
  • Kristin Padgett
  • Rinky Parwani
  • Kit Van Pelt
  • Louis Putney
  • Anitra Raiford
  • Scott Robbins
  • Kristin Scully
  • Allison Selby McKown
  • Olin Shivers
  • Kevin Shuler
  • Gilbert “Gil” Singer
  • Christopher Smart
  • Nicole Soto
  • Brien Squires
  • Maureen Stewart
  • Stephen Todd
  • Lauren Valiente
  • Lowell Walters
  • Alton Ward
  • Donatellio Williams
  • Mark Wolfson
  • Gwynne Young
  • Eleanor Yost