WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (April 24, 2019) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that it has received the award for outstanding law firm for pro bono contribution from the Hillsborough County Bar Association. The firm was selected for the award for its efforts in a program entitled “Project H.E.L.P.”
Project H.E.L.P. (Homeless Experience Legal Protection) partners with local shelters to schedule a regular clinic in which homeless individuals can receive free legal services provided by volunteer attorneys from area law firms. Gunster’s Tampa attorneys and professional staff, led by Daniel Dietrich and Justin Bennett, volunteered the legal services on Thursdays during the month of April. The professional staff members assisted with intake and the attorneys assisted the individuals with a wide range of issues including landlord/tenant, eviction, domestic disputes, criminal matters, and social security.
“Participating in Project H.E.L.P. enables us to utilize our legal experience for the benefit of the impoverished in the Tampa Bay area,” said Daniel Dietrich regarding the firm’s experience with the program. “Being able to assist individuals in their time of need has truly been an invaluable experience for our team.”
Gunster was presented with the award during the HCBA Judicial Pig Roast & 5K Pro Bono River Run on Apr. 13.
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Gunster, Florida’s law firm for business, provides full-service legal counsel to leading organizations and individuals from its 12 offices statewide. Established in 1925, the firm has expanded, diversified and evolved, but always with a singular focus: Florida and its clients’ stake in it. A magnet for business-savvy attorneys who embrace collaboration for the greatest advantage of clients, Gunster’s growth has not been at the expense of personalized service but because of it. The firm serves clients from its offices in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa, The Florida Keys, Vero Beach, and its headquarters in West Palm Beach. With nearly 200 attorneys and 200 committed support staff, Gunster is ranked among the National Law Journal’s list of the 500 largest law firms and has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Diverse Law Firms by Law360. More information about its practice areas, offices and insider’s view newsletters is available at www.gunster.com.