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Pro Bono
We have the same commitment and employ the same creative approach in representing pro bono clients as we do in representing our core clientele. Our attorneys embrace volunteerism, including pro bono legal services.

Since 2003, Foley & Mansfield has had a formal pro bono practice and has represented a wide variety of low-income individuals and nonprofit organizations. Each year our attorneys devote hundreds of hours to this effort.

Much of the firm’s pro bono representation is acquired through nonprofit agencies such as the Volunteer Lawyers Network, Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis Volunteer Family Law Program, Central Minnesota Legal Services Volunteer Attorney Program, Bay Area Legal Aid, Community Legal Services, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers Program, and the Eastern District of Michigan Federal Bar Association Pro-Bono Council, etc. in the states where Foley & Mansfield has offices.

The types of pro bono legal services in which we have assisted include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting victims of Hurricane Sandy
  • Helping tenants keep roofs over their heads
  • Resolving credit issues for destitute clients
  • Improving foster children’s living conditions
  • Helping parents formalize adoptions
  • Representing death-row inmates
  • Helping place defendants in treatment programs
  • Mediating disputes for nonprofits
  • Providing arbitration services for the Better Business Bureau

  • Asylum Granted to F&M Pro Bono Client
    • In a recent decision by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, asylum was granted to a Foley & Mansfield client and her daughter. They were forced to seek asylum from Russia because of their activism and involvement in exposing the terribly corrupt practice of commercial arson. Read More
  • Holmes Wins Sixth Circuit Appeal on Civil Rights Claims
    • This case involved the Plaintiffs’ attempt to have a federal court grant them relief from a state court’s judgment against them. Ultimately, the case was dismissed on a number of grounds, including that Plaintiffs’ lawsuit violated well-established legal principles prohibiting “state court losers” from appealing to the federal courts, and that Plaintiffs were attempting to assert claims which are not recognized in the Sixth Circuit. Read More

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