Results

Among the top 100 firms in the Pro Bono Report
The American Lawyer, 2009-2016

Recognition 2016

Homeless Advocacy Project
Legal Services Recognition Award to Ballard Spahr LLP and Lisa F. Whiteley

New York Law Journal
Lawyers Who Lead by Example - Public Service Honoree:  Marjorie J. Peerce

New York State Bar Association, Department of Pro Bono Services 

Empire State Counsel Program 2015 Honorees: Charles A. Stillman, James Kim, Marjorie J. Peerce, Bart I. Mellits, Odia Kagan, Justin W. Lamson, Andrew J. Petrie

Making an Impact Award, Impact Thrift Stores

Award of recognition presented to Mary Gay Scanlon on behalf of the firm

The United States Park Police
Award of recognition presented to Daniel JT McKenna for his work with Wills for Heroes

New York State Bar Association

Outstanding Pro Bono Counsel Award to Elaine K. Lou

National Bar Association (Young Lawyers Division)

Award of recognition for work on the Clemency Project to Ballard Spahr

Association of Fundraising Professionals – Las Vegas Chapter
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser awarded to Bill Curran

recognition 2015

The Daily Record
Leadership in Law Award to Lila Shapiro-Cyr

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
2015 Award – 300 Hour Club Member to Bill Curran

Georgia Lawyers for the Arts
Firm of the Year to Ballard Spahr LLP

Nevada Legal Services
Gender Justice Attorney of the Year to Ann Marie Hansen

University of Pennsylvania Law Alumni Society
Howard Lesnick Pro Bono Award to Mary Gay Scanlon

First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
2015 Pro Bono Honor Roll to: Kurt R. Anderson, Jessica M. Anthony, Chrissey L. Barba, Amy L. Bashore, Barbara R. Beckman, Lorene L. Boudreau, M. Elizabeth Cloues, Christopher T. Cognato, Patricia G. Cramer, Lindsey Ermey, Thomas R. Eshelman, Michael D. Fabius, Shannon D. Farmer, Jennifer L. Feden, Alex W. Ficken, David S. Fryman, Alisa M. Gifford, Robert E. Haimes, Sandra Maki Hashima, Henry E. Hockeimer Jr., William B. Igoe, Katayun I. Jaffari, Christopher A. Jones, Yunhee Kim, Kelly T. Kindig, Paul J. Koob, Kaleena F. Laputka, Jason A. Leckerman, Kimberly D. Magrini, Tyler Marandola, Sharon M. Marshall, Matthew N. McClure, Jenna R. Millman, Benjamin R. Neilson, Rosetta B. Packer, Joanne Phillips, Eileen B. Quigley, Rebecca A. Rock, Carl G. Roberts, Clifford Sacalis, Mary Gay Scanlon, Sarah Schindler-Williams, Jillian Schroeder-Fenlon, Barbara A. Schwartz, Renée N. Smith, Dee Spagnuolo, Christopher R. Sullivan, Heike K. Sullivan, Ronald M. Varnum, Brieanna A. Wheeland, Matthew A. White

D.C. Access to Justice
Raising the Bar Campaign Platinum Level Donor Award to Ballard Spahr LLP

Philadelphia Bar Association
Large Firm Management Committee Public Service Award to Paul J. Koob

African American Mayors Association
Special award in recognition of outstanding service to Ballard Spahr LLP

World Hypertension League
2015 Notable Achievement Award in the Prevention & Control of Hypertension at the Population Level to Christopher A. Jones

Nationalities Services Center
The Margaret Harris Award to Ballard Spahr LLP for 2015, recognizing the pro bono efforts of Shannon Farmer and Meredith Swartz in support of the center's work with immigrants and refugees

Pennsylvania Bar Association
2015 Special Achievement Award to Daniel JT McKenna and Carolyn M. Capobianco for their dedication and commitment to the Wills for Heroes Program

The New York State Bar Association
2015 President’s Pro Bono Service Award to Marjorie J. Peerce

HIAS Pennsylvania
Honoring Hawa Salih – Darfuri Human Rights Advocate

The Volunteer Lawyers Program of Maricopa County 
John P. Frank Advocate for Justice Award to Joseph A. Kanefield

The Volunteer Lawyers Program of Maricopa County, Children's Law Center 
Adoption Sustaining Award of Excellence to William A. Hicks III

United States District Court – Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Reception in honor of John C. Grugan, Henry E. Hockeimer, Jr., Paul J. Koob, Tyler Marandola, Jonathan S. Satinsky, Jonathan E. Selkowitz, Beth Morales Singh, and Emilia McKee Vassallo for their service on the Prisoner Civil Rights Panel in 2014

Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network (GAIN)
Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year Award to Ballard Spahr LLP

Tahirih Justice Center
DC Pro Bono Attorneys of the Year Award to Scott W. Cockerham and Christopher A. Lemming

Habitat for Humanity – Burlington County New Jersey Affiliate
2014 Award to Jeffrey S. Beenstock, David A. Haworth and Barbara A. Casey in recognition of the time spent in support of Habitat for Humanity, Burlington County New Jersey Affiliate

Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program
To Ballard Spahr LLP as a finalist for the Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. Award, Large Firm Category

Pennsylvania Bar Association
2014 Verdina Y. Showell Award to Daniel J.T. McKenna for years of outstanding work for the Wills for Heroes program

D.C. Access to Justice – Leadership Circle 2014
Raising the Bar D.C. campaign in support of D.C. Bar’s access to justice efforts

recognition 2014

United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Arizona
Pro Bono Honor Roll to Grant L. Cartwright

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
Myrna Williams Children’s Pro Bono Award to William P. Curran

First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
Pro Bono Honor Roll for Jessica M. Anthony, Chrissey L. Barba, Barbara R. Beckman, Louis L. Chodoff, Christopher T. Cognato, Patricia G. Cramer, Monique Y. DeLapenha, Michael D. Fabius, Shannon D. Farmer, David S. Fryman, Jeffrey B. Goldberg, John C. Grugan, Terence M. Grugan, Robert E. Haimes, Sandra Maki Hashima, Henry E. Hockeimer, Jr., Alisa M. Gifford, William B. Igoe, Katayun I. Jaffari, Christopher A. Jones, Andrew E. Kampf, Rachel M. Keene, Paul J. Koob, Stephen R. Kovatis, Paul Lantieri, III, Irene R. Lax, Jason A. Leckerman, Kimberly D. Magrini, Sharon M. Marshall, Matthew N. McClure, Tejal K. Mehta, Joy C. O’Brien, Christine R. O’Neil, Donna D. Page, Joanne Phillips, David H. Pittinsky, Carl Geoffrey Roberts, Burt M. Rublin, Lynn E. Rzonca, Mary Gay Scanlon, Sarah Schindler-Williams, Barbara A. Schwartz, Jonathan E. Selkowitz, Richard J. Slavin, Renee Nunley Smith, Dee Spagnuolo, Jill M. Stadelman, Heike K. Sullivan, Benjamin C. Trayes, Ronald M. Varnum, Brieanna A. Wheeland, Matthew A. White

Nevada Legal Services
Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year Award to Ballard Spahr LLP

District of Columbia Court of Appeals and Superior Court of the District of Columbia
High Honor Roll for Mary Grace Folwell, Garland W. Gantt III, Katie Leesman, Christopher A. Lemming, Tatjana Misulic, Katherine M. Noonan, Marjorie J. Peerce, Nydia M. Pouyes, Linda B. Schakel, Mitzie V. Smith-Mack, and Charles D. Treece

Maryland Legal Aid Bureau's Equal Justice Council
Honor Roll for Scott W. Cockerham, Keith R. Fisher, Sharon Wilson Géno, Amy M. Glassman, Darin Lowder, Constantinos G. Panagopoulos, and Jessica Hepburn Sadler Pacesetter Award to Ballard Spahr LLP

Philadelphia VIP

Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., Award – Large Firm to Ballard Spahr LLP

Support Center for Child Advocates
2014 Distinguished Advocate Award to Katayun I. Jaffari

Philadelphia VIP
March Volunteer of the Month Award to Patricia G. Cramer

New York State Bar Association
2014 Justice for All Awards to Alisa M. Gifford and Marjorie J. Peerce

Public Interest Law Association (PILA) at the William S. Boyd School of Law
PILA’s Silver Staircase Award to Bill Curran for his inspiring pro bono work and community development initiatives

Recognition 2013

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
2013 Pro Bono Project Award to Bill Curran in recognition of performing 100 hours or more of pro bono work in 2013

American Inns of Court's Sandra Day O'Connor Award for Professional Service
Award for excellence in public interest and pro bono activities to Daniel JT McKenna

First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
Pro Bono Honor Roll for Kurt R. Anderson, Jessica M. Anthony, Barbara R. Beckman, Lorene L. Boudreau, Michael R. Carroll, Elizabeth M. Cloues, Tobey M. Daluz, Monique Y. DeLapenha, Jennifer E. Drust, Lindsey Ermey, Michael D. M. Fabius, Shannon D. Farmer, David S. Fryman, Terence M. Grugan, Robert E. Haimes, Henry E. Hockeimer, Jr., Alisa M. Gifford, William B. Igoe, Hara K. Jacobs, Katayun I. Jaffari, Christopher A. Jones, Geoffrey A. Kahn, Andrew E. Kampf, Rachel M. Keene, Paul J. Koob, Stephen R. Kovatis, Jason A. Leckerman, Edward I. Leeds, Kimberly D. Magrini, Sharon Marshall, Matthew N. McClure, Joy C. O'Brien, Christine R. O'Neil, Joanne Phillips, Eileen Quigley, Carl G. Roberts, Lynn E. Rzonca, Clifford Sacalis, Marilyn C. Sanborne, Jonathan S. Satinsky, Mary Gay Scanlon, Sarah Schindler-Williams, Richard J. Slavin, Dee Spagnuolo, Heike K. Sullivan, Joel E. Tasca, Benjamin Trayes, Ronald M. Varnum, Brieanna Wheeland, Matthew A. White, Sandra M. Wintner

GlaxoSmithKline
Public Service Law Firm of the Year Award to Ballard Spahr LLP for the firm’s commitment to pro bono and public service

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
Magic Beyond the Gardens Award to Ballard Spahr LLP

District of Columbia Court of Appeals and Superior Court of the District of Columbia
Capital Pro Bono High Honor Roll for Paul K. Casey, Scott W. Cockerham, Mary Grace Folwell, Amy M. Glassman, Darin Lowder, Timothy F. McCormack, Michelle M. McGeogh, Constantinos G. Panagopoulos, Nydia M. Pouyes, Roberto A. Rivera-Soto, and Mitzie V. Smith-Mack
Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll for John J. Engel, Katayun I. Jaffari, Jon M. Laria, Rebecca J. Olsen, and Linda B. Schakel

Maryland Legal Aid Bureau's Equal Justice Council
Pacesetter Award to Ballard Spahr LLP

American Bar Association's 2013 Michael Scher Award
Michael Scher Award by the American Bar Association Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law to Paul K. Casey

Washington Lawyers' Committee
Outstanding Achievement Award for Pro Bono Efforts to Ballard Spahr LLP, Washington, D.C., in recognition of the work with the Disability Rights Project on Berke v. Federal Bureau of Prisons

Rutgers Law School
Pro Bono Publico Award for 50 Hours of Service to Jodena Carbone

The USC Gould School of Law, Public Interest Law Foundation Award
2013 PILF Paul Davis Memorial Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award to Rosina “Nina” M. Hernandez

Bright Beginnings
Pro Bono Champion for Children Award

Legal Aid Center for Southern Nevada
Volunteer of the Month Award to Bill Curran

recognition 2012

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
Pro Bono Project 2012 Award – 100 Hours Club to Shane J. Young

Mayor of Baltimore
2012 Mayor's Business Recognition Award to Ballard Spahr's Baltimore office

Education Law Center
Education Champion Award to Mary Gay Scanlon

2012 Frances Perkins Public Service Award of the American Bar Association
Recognized Ballard Spahr for demonstrated commitment to providing pro bono legal services primarily in the areas of labor and employment law to persons of limited means

First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
Pro Bono Honor Roll for Jessica M. Anthony, Alexandra Bak-Boychuk, Barbara R. Beckman, Lorene L. Boudreau, Jennifer E. Drust, Shannon D. Farmer, David S. Fryman, Terence M. Grugan, Robert E. Haimes, Henry E. Hockeimer, Jr., William B. Igoe, Katayun I. Jaffari, Rachel M. Keene, Paul J. Koob, Evan W. Krick, Troy E. Larson, Jason A. Leckerman, Kimberly D. Magrini, Tina R. Makoulian, Tejal K. Mehta, Joy C. O'Brien, Christine R. O'Neil, Nicholas H. Pennington, Raymond A. Quaglia, Eileen Quigley, Carl G. Roberts, Jonathan S. Satinsky, Mark S. Stewart, Joel E. Tasca, Ruth S. Uselton, Ronald M. Varnum, Matthew A. White, Sandra M. Wintner, Philip N. Yannella

Delaware State Bar Association
Pro Bono Honor Roll for Sean J. Bellew and Leslie C. Heilman

Appleseed, Inc.
Good Apple Award to former Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell

District of Columbia Bar
2012 Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year Award to Ballard Spahr's Washington, D.C., office

Blackrock Center for the Arts
Homecoming Award for pro bono work by R. Thomas Hoffmann and Ballard Spahr LLP

HIAS Pennsylvania
Golden Door Award to Ballard Spahr LLP

District of Columbia Court of Appeals and Superior Court of the District of Columbia
Capital Pro Bono High Honor Roll for Daniel F. Albert, Mary Grace Folwell, Nydia M. Pouyes, and Mitzie V. Smith-Mack
Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll for Sharon Wilson Géno, Darin Lowder, and Roberto A. Rivera-Soto

Volunteer Lawyers Program – Maricopa County
April Attorney of the Month to William A. Hicks III 

Recognition 2011

First Judicial District of Pennsylvania (October)
Pro Bono Roll of Honor for Jessica M. Anthony, Alexandra Bak-Boychuk, Barbara R. Beckman, Lorene L. Boudreau, Shannon D. Farmer, David S. Fryman, John C. Grugan, Jean C. Hemphill, Lindsey Hoban, Henry E. Hockeimer, Jr., William B. Igoe, Hara K. Jacobs, Daniel V. Johns, Geoffrey A. Kahn, Steven J. Kastenberg, Erin E. Kepplinger, Rachel M. Keene, Evan W. Krick, Troy E. Larson, Jason A. Leckerman, Edward I. Leeds, Daniel JT McKenna, Tejal K. Mehta, Eileen B. Quigley, Carl G. Roberts, Jonathan S. Satinsky, Mary Gay Scanlon, Mark S. Stewart, Meredith C. Swartz, Joel E. Tasca, Alexandre N. Turner, Ronald M. Varnum, Marc Weinstein, Matthew A. White, Sandra M. Wintner

Community Legal Services, Inc.
Champion of Justice Award to Ballard Spahr LLP

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
Pro Bono Project 2011 Award – 100 Hours Club to Shane J. Young
Pro Bono Project 2011 Award – 50 Hours Club to Bill Curran and Maren Parry

Utah Legal Services
Recognition for Exceptional Pro Bono Work to Anthony C. Kaye

Philadelphia VIP
30 for 30 Challenge Award to Ballard Spahr LLP

Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education
2011 Top Pro Bono Attorney awarded to William A. Hicks III  

Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
Annual Pro Bono Award to Ballard Spahr's Atlanta office 

Community College of Philadelphia, Fox Rothschild Center for Law & Society
Outstanding Public Service Award to Daniel J.T. McKenna and Carolyn Capobianco

The Philadelphia Association of Paralegals
Pro Bono Paralegal Award to Gail A. Copeland

Partners for Women and Justice
Recognized Ballard Spahr for pro bono service in the New Jersey Law Journal

First Judicial District of Pennsylvania (January)
Pro Bono Roll of Honor for Shannon D. Farmer, David S. Fryman, Jean C. Hemphill, Henry E. Hockeimer, Jr., Hara K. Jacobs, Stephen J. Kastenberg, Jason A. Leckerman, Carl G. Roberts, Mark S. Stewart, Joel E. Tasca, Matthew A. White, Mary Gay Scanlon, Barbara R. Beckman, Edward I. Leeds, Jessica M. Anthony, Alexandra Bak-Boychuk, William B. Igoe, Erin E. Kepplinger, Rachel M. Keene, Evan W. Krick, Troy E. Larson, Tejal K. Mehta, Daniel J.T. McKenna, Eileen B. Quigley, Jonathan S. Satinsky, Meredith C. Swartz, Alexandre N. Turner, Ronald M. Varnum, Sandra M. Wintner

Recognition 2010

National Alliance of Resident Services in Affordable and Assisted Housing (NAR-SAAH)
Corporate Partner of the Year Award to Mitzie Smith-Mack

Homeless Advocacy Project
Volunteerism award to Hector Navarro

Nevada Legal Services – Champions for Justice
Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year to Ballard Spahr's Las Vegas office, and recognition for Bill Curran's leadership

Philadelphia Stand Down
Pro bono award to Ballard Spahr, in recognition of contribution to Veterans in Need

Homeless Advocacy Project
Outstanding Service as Coordinator Award in HAP's Adopt-A-Shelter Program, to Mary Gay Scanlon

Bread and Roses Community Fund
Posthumous award to Jonathan Schmidt, founder of the Southeastern PA Suburbs Project

Ballard Spahr LLP - Alan J. Davis Award
Posthumous award to Jacquelyn Gray and Jonathan Schmidt

Pennsylvania Bar Association Board of Governors
2010 PBA Special Achievement Award to Daniel J.T. McKenna

City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program
2010 Wall Ball Honor to Ballard Spahr

The Legal Intelligencer
Unsung Heroes Award to Daniel J.T. McKenna

First Judicial District of Pennsylvania 
Pro Bono Roll of Honor for Jessica M. Anthony, Alexandra Bak-Boychuk, Barbara R. Beckman, Shannon D. Farmer, David S. Fryman, William B. Igoe, Stephen J. Kastenberg, Erin E. Kepplinger, Jason A. Leckerman, Edward I. Leeds, Daniel J.T. McKenna, Eileen B. Quigley, Jonathan S. Satinsky, Mary Gay Scanlon, Mark S. Stewart, Joel E. Tasca, and Sandra Wintner

State Bar of Nevada
Pro Bono Honor Roll to Bill Curran

Recognition 2009

Ballard Spahr LLP
Alan J. Davis Award to Daniel J.T. McKenna

North American South Asian Bar Association (NASABA)
2009 Law Firm Achievement Award to Ballard Spahr

DuPont
Meeting the Challenge Award to Ballard Spahr

Pennsylvania Bar Association
Michael K. Smith Excellence in Service Award to Daniel J.T. McKenna

Bet Tzedek Legal Services
2009 ABA Pro Bono Publico Award to Holocaust Survivors Justice Network Ballard Spahr Serving as a Coordinating Firm

Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education
2009 Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona award to Adrienne W. Wilhoit

Volunteer Lawyers Program
For Love of Justice Medium Firm of the Year Award to Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll

Volunteer Lawyers Program
Guardianship Attorney of the Year Award to Adrienne W. Wilhoit

Philadelphia Business Journal
First Place for Volunteerism among extra large businesses in Greater Philadelphia region

Arizona State University
2009 President's Medal for Social Embeddedness honoring Roxann S. Gallagher on behalf of the Arizona Native Vote-Election Protection Project

First Judicial District of Pennsylvania 
Pro Bono Roll of Honor for Alexandra Bak-Boychuk, Barbara R. Beckman, Shannon D. Farmer, David S. Fryman, Farah I. Gold, Henry E. Hockeimer, Jr., William B. Igoe, Leslie E. John, Edward I. Leeds, Eileen B. Quigley, Charles L. Rombeau, Mary Gay Scanlon, Mark S. Stewart, and Sandra Wintner

Recognition 2008

The Pennsylvania Capital Representation Project
Volunteer Award to Ballard Spahr    

Juvenile Law Center
Pro Bono Award to Amy Shellhammer

Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll LLP
Alan J. Davis Award to Jason Leckerman

Philadelphia VIP
Volunteer of the Month Award to Jacquelyn Gray

The Supreme Court of the State of Colorado
Award for outstanding pro bono commitment to Ballard Spahr

Legal Aid Bureau
Pacesetters Award to Raymond Truitt and Ballard Spahr

Legal Aid Bureau
Champions for Justice Award to Ray Truitt

Homeless Advocacy Project
Citation in recognition of Your Deep Commitment and Outstanding Service to the Clients of the Homeless Advocacy Project to Hector L. Navarro

Homeless Advocacy Project
Citation in recognition of Outstanding Service as Coordinator in the Homeless Advocacy Project's Adopt-A-Shelter Program to Scott Towers 

Utah Legal Services and Utah State Bar
Pro Bono Honor Roll to Anthony C. Kaye

Legal Services Corporation
Pro Bono Appreciation to Ballard Spahr "for extraordinary commitment to providing equal access to justice through Private Attorney Involvement with Utah Legal Services."

ARC of Chester County PA
Pro Bono Award to Ballard Spahr and Harry Weiss

Friends of the Children's Trust Fund
Pro Bono Recognition for Ballard Spahr

American Bar Association
YLD Star of the Year Award to Daniel J.T. McKenna for Wills for Heroes Program
Section Officer's Committee Meritorious Service Award Winner to YLD Wills for Heroes program led by Daniel J.T. McKenna

Pennsylvania Bar Association
Pro Bono Award to Jason A. Leckerman

Maryland Bar Association
Pro Bono Service Award to Matthew G. Summers

Maryland Legal Aid Bureau
Champions for Justice Award to Raymond G. Truitt
Pacesetters Award to Ballard Spahr 

Philadelphia Business Journal
First Place for Volunteerism among extra large businesses in Greater Philadelphia

Support Center for Child Advocates
Volunteer Award to Barbara R. Beckman

First Judicial District of Pennsylvania 
Pro Bono Roll of Honor for Jessica M. Anthony, Alexandra Bak-Boychuk, Barbara R. Beckman, Shannon D. Farmer, David S. Fryman, David B. Gifford, Henry E. Hockeimer, Jr., William B. Igoe, Daniel V. Johns, Geoffrey A. Kahn, Erin Kepplinger, Edward I. Leeds, Steve T. Park, Eileen Quigley, Charles Rombeau, Mary Gay Scanlon, Julia Scharff, and Mark S. Stewart

Recognition 2003 - 2007

Community Legal Services, Inc.
Equal Justice Award to Thomas B. Roberts and Jordana L. Greenwald
2007

First Judicial District of Pennsylvania 
Pro Bono Roll of Honor for Barbara Beckman, Kelly Gibson, Shannon Farmer, David Gifford, Daniel Johns, Geoffrey Kahn, Edward Leeds, Donna Page, Eileen Quigley, Meredith Scull, and Mark Stewart
2007

Clark County Legal Services
100 Hours Pro Bono Award to Shane J. Young
2007

Utah Bar Association Committee on Law & Aging
Pro Bono Honor Roll for Sharon M. Bertelsen  
2007

WOMEN'S WAY
Leadership Award to Ballard Spahr
2007

Equality Advocates Pennsylvania (formerly the Center for Lesbian and Gay Civil Rights)
Volunteer of the Year Award to Ballard Spahr
2007

Arizona State University Students
Volunteer Recognition to Phoenix Office for participation in Homeless Legal Assistance Project program
2007

DuPont
Meeting the Challenge Award to Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, in part for “Consistent commitment to pro bono matters”
2007

Nationalities Service Center
Volunteer Recognition Award to Kenneth Morgan

HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia
Pro Bono Award to Thomas Roberts
2006

Homeless Advocacy Project
Volunteer Recognition Award to Lisa F. Whiteley
2006

Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Volunteer Recognition Award to Corey Field
2006

Habitat for Humanity
Award of Excellence
2006

People’s Emergency Center
Certificate of Appreciation to Paul Lantieri

The Pro Bono Institute
The Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge 10th Anniversary Gala

To Ballard Spahr "For its commitment to equal justice as evidenced by its participation as a Signatory to the Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge"
2005

Philadelphia Bar Foundation
Citizens Bank Pro Bono Award
2005

Teenshop, Inc.
Founder's Award
2005

Philadelphia Sinfonia Youth Orchestra
"In recognition of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP And Their Generous Gift of Professional Service…"
2005

Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program
William J. Brennan Award to Brian M. Pinheiro
2005

Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program
Chancellors' Award to Ballard Spahr
2005

Homeless Advocacy Project
Volunteer Recognition Award to Lisa F. Whiteley
2004

Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Volunteer Recognition Award to Jamie B. Bischoff
2004

Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program
VIPeoples Award to Lisa F. Whiteley, Pro Bono Coordinator
2004

American Lawyer Pro Bono Powerhouse Rankings
Ballard Spahr ranked 51st in the country and 1st among Philadelphia firms
2003

Pro Bono Resource Center
2003 Maryland Pro Bono Services Award
2003

Philadelphia Sinfonia Youth Orchestra
To Ballard Spahr "In recognition of its Support Through Professional Legal Services"
2003

Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program
William J. Brennan Award
2003

Whitman-Walker Legal Clinic
Going the Extra Mile Award
2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Results

Among the top 100 firms in the Pro Bono Report
The American Lawyer, 2009-2013

recognition 2014

Nevada Legal Services
Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year Award to Ballard Spahr LLP

District of Columbia Court of Appeals and Superior Court of the District of Columbia
High Honor Roll for Mary Grace Folwell, Garland W. Gantt III, Katie Leesman, Christopher A. Lemming, Tatjana Misulic, Katherine M. Noonan, Marjorie J. Peerce, Nydia M. Pouyes, Linda B. Schakel, Mitzie V. Smith-Mack, and Charles D. Treece
Honor Roll for Scott W. Cockerham, Keith R. Fisher, Sharon Wilson Géno, Amy M. Glassman, Erica A. Leatham, Darin Lowder, Constantinos G. Panagopoulos, and Jessica Hepburn Sadler

Maryland Legal Aid Bureau's Equal Justice Council
Pacesetter Award to Ballard Spahr LLP

Philadelphia VIP
Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., Award – Large Firm to Ballard Spahr LLP

Support Center for Child Advocates
2014 Distinguished Advocate Award to Katayun I. Jaffari

Philadelphia VIP
March Volunteer of the Month Award to Patricia G. Cramer

New York State Bar Association
2014 Justice for All Awards to Alisa M. Huth and Marjorie J. Peerce

Public Interest Law Association (PILA) at the William S. Boyd School of Law
PILA’s Silver Staircase Award to Bill Curran for his inspiring pro bono work and community development initiatives

Recognition 2013

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
2013 Pro Bono Project Award to Bill Curran in recognition of performing 100 hours or more of pro bono work in 2013

American Inns of Court's Sandra Day O'Connor Award for Professional Service
Award for excellence in public interest and pro bono activities to Daniel JT McKenna

First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
Pro Bono Honor Roll for Kurt R. Anderson, Jessica M. Anthony, Barbara R. Beckman, Lorene L. Boudreau, Michael R. Carroll, Elizabeth M. Cloues, Tobey M. Daluz, Monique Y. DeLapenha, Jennifer E. Drust, Lindsey Ermey, Michael D. M. Fabius, Shannon D. Farmer, David S. Fryman, Terence M. Grugan, Robert E. Haimes, Henry E. Hockeimer, Jr., Alisa M. Huth, William B. Igoe, Hara K. Jacobs, Katayun I. Jaffari, Christopher A. Jones, Geoffrey A. Kahn, Andrew E. Kampf, Rachel M. Keene, Paul J. Koob, Stephen R. Kovatis, Jason A. Leckerman, Edward I. Leeds, Kimberly D. Magrini, Sharon Marshall, Matthew N. McClure, Joy C. O'Brien, Christine R. O'Neil, Joanne Phillips, Eileen Quigley, Carl G. Roberts, Lynn E. Rzonca, Clifford Sacalis, Marilyn C. Sanborne, Jonathan S. Satinsky, Mary Gay Scanlon, Sarah Schindler-Williams, Richard J. Slavin, Dee Spagnuolo, Heike K. Sullivan, Joel E. Tasca, Benjamin Trayes, Ronald M. Varnum, Brieanna Wheeland, Matthew A. White, Sandra M. Wintner

GlaxoSmithKline
Public Service Law Firm of the Year Award to Ballard Spahr LLP for the firm’s commitment to pro bono and public service

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
Magic Beyond the Gardens Award to Ballard Spahr LLP

District of Columbia Court of Appeals and Superior Court of the District of Columbia
Capital Pro Bono High Honor Roll for Paul K. Casey, Scott W. Cockerham, Mary Grace Folwell, Amy M. Glassman, Darin Lowder, Timothy F. McCormack, Michelle M. McGeogh, Constantinos G. Panagopoulos, Nydia M. Pouyes, Roberto A. Rivera-Soto, and Mitzie V. Smith-Mack
Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll for John J. Engel, Katayun I. Jaffari, Jon M. Laria, Rebecca J. Olsen, and Linda B. Schakel

Maryland Legal Aid Bureau's Equal Justice Council
Pacesetter Award to Ballard Spahr LLP

American Bar Association's 2013 Michael Scher Award
Michael Scher Award by the American Bar Association Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law to Paul K. Casey

Washington Lawyers' Committee
Outstanding Achievement Award for Pro Bono Efforts to Ballard Spahr LLP, Washington, D.C., in recognition of the work with the Disability Rights Project on Berke v. Federal Bureau of Prisons

Rutgers Law School
Pro Bono Publico Award for 50 Hours of Service to Jodena Carbone

The USC Gould School of Law, Public Interest Law Foundation Award
2013 PILF Paul Davis Memorial Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award to Rosina “Nina” M. Hernandez

Bright Beginnings
Pro Bono Champion for Children Award

Legal Aid Center for Southern Nevada
Volunteer of the Month Award to Bill Curran

recognition 2012

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
Pro Bono Project 2012 Award – 100 Hours Club to Shane J. Young

Mayor of Baltimore
2012 Mayor's Business Recognition Award to Ballard Spahr's Baltimore office

Education Law Center
Education Champion Award to Mary Gay Scanlon

2012 Frances Perkins Public Service Award of the American Bar Association
Recognized Ballard Spahr for demonstrated commitment to providing pro bono legal services primarily in the areas of labor and employment law to persons of limited means

First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
Pro Bono Honor Roll for Jessica M. Anthony, Alexandra Bak-Boychuk, Barbara R. Beckman, Lorene L. Boudreau, Jennifer E. Drust, Shannon D. Farmer, David S. Fryman, Terence M. Grugan, Robert E. Haimes, Henry E. Hockeimer, Jr., William B. Igoe, Katayun I. Jaffari, Rachel M. Keene, Paul J. Koob, Evan W. Krick, Troy E. Larson, Jason A. Leckerman, Kimberly D. Magrini, Tina R. Makoulian, Tejal K. Mehta, Joy C. O'Brien, Christine R. O'Neil, Nicholas H. Pennington, Raymond A. Quaglia, Eileen Quigley, Carl G. Roberts, Jonathan S. Satinsky, Mark S. Stewart, Joel E. Tasca, Ruth S. Uselton, Ronald M. Varnum, Matthew A. White, Sandra M. Wintner, Philip N. Yannella

Delaware State Bar Association
Pro Bono Honor Roll for Sean J. Bellew and Leslie C. Heilman

Appleseed, Inc.
Good Apple Award to former Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell

District of Columbia Bar
2012 Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year Award to Ballard Spahr's Washington, D.C., office

Blackrock Center for the Arts
Homecoming Award for pro bono work by R. Thomas Hoffmann and Ballard Spahr LLP

HIAS Pennsylvania
Golden Door Award to Ballard Spahr LLP

District of Columbia Court of Appeals and Superior Court of the District of Columbia
Capital Pro Bono High Honor Roll for Daniel F. Albert, Mary Grace Folwell, Nydia M. Pouyes, and Mitzie V. Smith-Mack
Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll for Sharon Wilson Géno, Darin Lowder, and Roberto A. Rivera-Soto

Volunteer Lawyers Program – Maricopa County
April Attorney of the Month to William A. Hicks III 

Recognition 2011

First Judicial District of Pennsylvania (October)
Pro Bono Roll of Honor for Jessica M. Anthony, Alexandra Bak-Boychuk, Barbara R. Beckman, Lorene L. Boudreau, Shannon D. Farmer, David S. Fryman, John C. Grugan, Jean C. Hemphill, Lindsey Hoban, Henry E. Hockeimer, Jr., William B. Igoe, Hara K. Jacobs, Daniel V. Johns, Geoffrey A. Kahn, Steven J. Kastenberg, Erin E. Kepplinger, Rachel M. Keene, Evan W. Krick, Troy E. Larson, Jason A. Leckerman, Edward I. Leeds, Daniel JT McKenna, Tejal K. Mehta, Marcel S. Pratt, Eileen B. Quigley, Carl G. Roberts, Jonathan S. Satinsky, Mary Gay Scanlon, Mark S. Stewart, Meredith C. Swartz, Joel E. Tasca, Alexandre N. Turner, Ronald M. Varnum, Marc Weinstein, Matthew A. White, Sandra M. Wintner

Community Legal Services, Inc.
Champion of Justice Award to Ballard Spahr LLP

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
Pro Bono Project 2011 Award – 100 Hours Club to Shane J. Young
Pro Bono Project 2011 Award – 50 Hours Club to Bill Curran and Maren Parry

Utah Legal Services
Recognition for Exceptional Pro Bono Work to Anthony C. Kaye and Steven D. Burt

Philadelphia VIP
30 for 30 Challenge Award to Ballard Spahr LLP

Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education
2011 Top Pro Bono Attorney awarded to William A. Hicks III  

Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
Annual Pro Bono Award to Ballard Spahr's Atlanta office 

Community College of Philadelphia, Fox Rothschild Center for Law & Society
Outstanding Public Service Award to Daniel J.T. McKenna and Carolyn Capobianco

The Philadelphia Association of Paralegals
Pro Bono Paralegal Award to Gail A. Copeland

Partners for Women and Justice
Recognized Ballard Spahr for pro bono service in the New Jersey Law Journal

First Judicial District of Pennsylvania (January)
Pro Bono Roll of Honor for Shannon D. Farmer, David S. Fryman, Jean C. Hemphill, Henry E. Hockeimer, Jr., Hara K. Jacobs, Stephen J. Kastenberg, Jason A. Leckerman, Carl G. Roberts, Mark S. Stewart, Joel E. Tasca, Matthew A. White, Mary Gay Scanlon, Barbara R. Beckman, Edward I. Leeds, Jessica M. Anthony, Alexandra Bak-Boychuk, William B. Igoe, Erin E. Kepplinger, Rachel M. Keene, Evan W. Krick, Troy E. Larson, Tejal K. Mehta, Daniel J.T. McKenna, Marcel S. Pratt, Eileen B. Quigley, Jonathan S. Satinsky, Meredith C. Swartz, Alexandre N. Turner, Ronald M. Varnum, Sandra M. Wintner

Recognition 2010

National Alliance of Resident Services in Affordable and Assisted Housing (NAR-SAAH)
Corporate Partner of the Year Award to Mitzie Smith-Mack

Homeless Advocacy Project
Volunteerism award to Hector Navarro

Nevada Legal Services – Champions for Justice
Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year to Ballard Spahr's Las Vegas office, and recognition for Bill Curran's leadership

Philadelphia Stand Down
Pro bono award to Ballard Spahr, in recognition of contribution to Veterans in Need

Homeless Advocacy Project
Outstanding Service as Coordinator Award in HAP's Adopt-A-Shelter Program, to Mary Gay Scanlon

Bread and Roses Community Fund
Posthumous award to Jonathan Schmidt, founder of the Southeastern PA Suburbs Project

Ballard Spahr LLP - Alan J. Davis Award
Posthumous award to Jacquelyn Gray and Jonathan Schmidt

Pennsylvania Bar Association Board of Governors
2010 PBA Special Achievement Award to Daniel J.T. McKenna

City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program
2010 Wall Ball Honor to Ballard Spahr

The Legal Intelligencer
Unsung Heroes Award to Daniel J.T. McKenna

First Judicial District of Pennsylvania 
Pro Bono Roll of Honor for Jessica M. Anthony, Alexandra Bak-Boychuk, Barbara R. Beckman, Shannon D. Farmer, David S. Fryman, William B. Igoe, Stephen J. Kastenberg, Erin E. Kepplinger, Jason A. Leckerman, Edward I. Leeds, Daniel J.T. McKenna, Eileen B. Quigley, Jonathan S. Satinsky, Mary Gay Scanlon, Mark S. Stewart, Joel E. Tasca, and Sandra Wintner

State Bar of Nevada
Pro Bono Honor Roll to Bill Curran

Recognition 2009

Ballard Spahr LLP
Alan J. Davis Award to Daniel J.T. McKenna

North American South Asian Bar Association (NASABA)
2009 Law Firm Achievement Award to Ballard Spahr

DuPont
Meeting the Challenge Award to Ballard Spahr

Pennsylvania Bar Association
Michael K. Smith Excellence in Service Award to Daniel J.T. McKenna

Bet Tzedek Legal Services
2009 ABA Pro Bono Publico Award to Holocaust Survivors Justice Network Ballard Spahr Serving as a Coordinating Firm

Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education
2009 Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona award to Adrienne W. Wilhoit

Volunteer Lawyers Program
For Love of Justice Medium Firm of the Year Award to Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll

Volunteer Lawyers Program
Guardianship Attorney of the Year Award to Adrienne W. Wilhoit

Philadelphia Business Journal
First Place for Volunteerism among extra large businesses in Greater Philadelphia region

Arizona State University
2009 President's Medal for Social Embeddedness honoring Roxann S. Gallagher on behalf of the Arizona Native Vote-Election Protection Project

First Judicial District of Pennsylvania 
Pro Bono Roll of Honor for Alexandra Bak-Boychuk, Barbara R. Beckman, Shannon D. Farmer, David S. Fryman, Farah I. Gold, Henry E. Hockeimer, Jr., William B. Igoe, Leslie E. John, Edward I. Leeds, Eileen B. Quigley, Charles L. Rombeau, Mary Gay Scanlon, Mark S. Stewart, and Sandra Wintner

Recognition 2008

The Pennsylvania Capital Representation Project
Volunteer Award to Ballard Spahr    

Juvenile Law Center
Pro Bono Award to Amy Shellhammer

Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll LLP
Alan J. Davis Award to Jason Leckerman

Philadelphia VIP
Volunteer of the Month Award to Jacquelyn Gray

The Supreme Court of the State of Colorado
Award for outstanding pro bono commitment to Ballard Spahr

Legal Aid Bureau
Pacesetters Award to Raymond Truitt and Ballard Spahr

Legal Aid Bureau
Champions for Justice Award to Ray Truitt

Homeless Advocacy Project
Citation in recognition of Your Deep Commitment and Outstanding Service to the Clients of the Homeless Advocacy Project to Hector L. Navarro

Homeless Advocacy Project
Citation in recognition of Outstanding Service as Coordinator in the Homeless Advocacy Project's Adopt-A-Shelter Program to Scott Towers 

Utah Legal Services and Utah State Bar
Pro Bono Honor Roll to Anthony C. Kaye

Legal Services Corporation
Pro Bono Appreciation to Ballard Spahr "for extraordinary commitment to providing equal access to justice through Private Attorney Involvement with Utah Legal Services."

ARC of Chester County PA
Pro Bono Award to Ballard Spahr and Harry Weiss

Friends of the Children's Trust Fund
Pro Bono Recognition for Ballard Spahr

American Bar Association
YLD Star of the Year Award to Daniel J.T. McKenna for Wills for Heroes Program
Section Officer's Committee Meritorious Service Award Winner to YLD Wills for Heroes program led by Daniel J.T. McKenna

Pennsylvania Bar Association
Pro Bono Award to Jason A. Leckerman

Maryland Bar Association
Pro Bono Service Award to Matthew G. Summers

Maryland Legal Aid Bureau
Champions for Justice Award to Raymond G. Truitt
Pacesetters Award to Ballard Spahr 

Philadelphia Business Journal
First Place for Volunteerism among extra large businesses in Greater Philadelphia

Support Center for Child Advocates
Volunteer Award to Barbara R. Beckman

First Judicial District of Pennsylvania 
Pro Bono Roll of Honor for Jessica M. Anthony, Alexandra Bak-Boychuk, Barbara R. Beckman, Shannon D. Farmer, David S. Fryman, David B. Gifford, Henry E. Hockeimer, Jr., William B. Igoe, Daniel V. Johns, Geoffrey A. Kahn, Erin Kepplinger, Edward I. Leeds, Steve T. Park, Eileen Quigley, Charles Rombeau, Mary Gay Scanlon, Julia Scharff, and Mark S. Stewart

Recognition 2003 - 2007

Community Legal Services, Inc.
Equal Justice Award to Thomas B. Roberts and Jordana L. Greenwald
2007

First Judicial District of Pennsylvania 
Pro Bono Roll of Honor for Barbara Beckman, Kelly Gibson, Shannon Farmer, David Gifford, Daniel Johns, Geoffrey Kahn, Edward Leeds, Donna Page, Eileen Quigley, Meredith Scull, and Mark Stewart
2007

Clark County Legal Services
100 Hours Pro Bono Award to Shane J. Young
2007

Utah Bar Association Committee on Law & Aging
Pro Bono Honor Roll for Sharon M. Bertelsen  
2007

WOMEN'S WAY
Leadership Award to Ballard Spahr
2007

Equality Advocates Pennsylvania (formerly the Center for Lesbian and Gay Civil Rights)
Volunteer of the Year Award to Ballard Spahr
2007

Arizona State University Students
Volunteer Recognition to Phoenix Office for participation in Homeless Legal Assistance Project program
2007

DuPont
Meeting the Challenge Award to Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, in part for “Consistent commitment to pro bono matters”
2007

Nationalities Service Center
Volunteer Recognition Award to Kenneth Morgan

HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia
Pro Bono Award to Thomas Roberts
2006

Homeless Advocacy Project
Volunteer Recognition Award to Lisa F. Whiteley
2006

Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Volunteer Recognition Award to Corey Field
2006

Habitat for Humanity
Award of Excellence
2006

People’s Emergency Center
Certificate of Appreciation to Paul Lantieri

The Pro Bono Institute
The Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge 10th Anniversary Gala

To Ballard Spahr "For its commitment to equal justice as evidenced by its participation as a Signatory to the Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge"
2005

Philadelphia Bar Foundation
Citizens Bank Pro Bono Award
2005

Teenshop, Inc.
Founder's Award
2005

Philadelphia Sinfonia Youth Orchestra
"In recognition of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP And Their Generous Gift of Professional Service…"
2005

Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program
William J. Brennan Award to Brian M. Pinheiro
2005

Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program
Chancellors' Award to Ballard Spahr
2005

Homeless Advocacy Project
Volunteer Recognition Award to Lisa F. Whiteley
2004

Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Volunteer Recognition Award to Jamie B. Bischoff
2004

Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program
VIPeoples Award to Lisa F. Whiteley, Pro Bono Coordinator
2004

American Lawyer Pro Bono Powerhouse Rankings
Ballard Spahr ranked 51st in the country and 1st among Philadelphia firms
2003

Pro Bono Resource Center
2003 Maryland Pro Bono Services Award
2003

Philadelphia Sinfonia Youth Orchestra
To Ballard Spahr "In recognition of its Support Through Professional Legal Services"
2003

Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program
William J. Brennan Award
2003

Whitman-Walker Legal Clinic
Going the Extra Mile Award
2003