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Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta Honors MMM


Atlanta (March 16, 2016) – Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta (PBPA) has named Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP its Law Firm of the Year. PBPA is an organization that matches volunteer lawyers with local nonprofits in need of free legal counsel. The organization is honoring MMM for its outstanding work on the many legal matters PBPA matched with the firm’s volunteers.

“The large number of volunteers from MMM has helped us to keep up with the increasing demand for our services over the past few years,” said Rachel Epps Spears, Executive Director of Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta. “Many nonprofits might have gone without legal assistance had MMM not stepped in to help.”

In 2015, roughly two dozen Morris, Manning & Martin attorneys represented 21 different nonprofit organizations. PBPA honored MMM at an awards reception March 15.

“We’re honored to have been chosen by PBPA as their Law Firm of the Year for 2016,” says Jeff Douglass, chair of MMM’s Pro Bono Program. “Nearly every law firm in town works with PBPA, and for them to recognize MMM as their firm of the year speaks volumes about MMM and its generous attorneys.”

“I am very proud of our attorneys. So many support our pro bono effort with their valuable time,” says Louise Wells, Managing Partner. “We are all honored to say that MMM is Law Firm of the Year because of their exceptional efforts.”

MMM attorneys and staff members who devoted time to helping nonprofits include:

Kara Adler
Justin Barry
John Cates
Elliott Coward
Zachary Crowe
Jason Cummings
Jeff Douglass
Lanier John Edwards
Michelle Ellis
John Harris
Mary Katherine Hooper
Hillary Kinsey
Eric Larson
John Lockett
Lillian Martin
Lindsey Magaro
Chris Maxwell
Daniel Noice
Lee Ann Sapp
Daniel Sineway
Lee Strasburger
Jonielle Turner
Sam Wilmoth

PBPA provides free legal services to community-based nonprofits that operate programs benefiting low-income or disadvantaged individuals. PBPA matches eligible organizations with volunteer attorneys from the leading corporations and law firms in Atlanta. Since it opened its doors 11 years ago, PBPA has assigned and supported over 2,000 volunteer lawyers in aiding about 750 nonprofit clients. In 2015 alone, PBPA provided free legal services valued over $3.5 million to Atlanta-area nonprofits. PBPA is funded by donations from corporations, law firms, bar sections and individuals. For more information, please visit

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