National Legal Organization Honors Nelson Mullins’
(Nov. 29, 2016)–The National Legal Aid & Defender Association has honored Daniel J. Westbrook, a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Columbia office, with the Arthur Von Briesen Award. The award honors a private attorney who has made substantial volunteer contributions in support of the delivery of civil legal aid or indigent defense representation, according to the organization.
Mr. Westbrook has been a leader of Nelson Mullins’ nationally recognized pro bono program for more than 20 years and devotes hundreds of hours a year to providing access to justice for those who otherwise couldn’t afford it. Mr. Westbrook was co-leader of a team that for 14 years represented men and women in South Carolina’s prisons seeking to improve mental health services and the conditions of their confinement. Mr. Westbrook also was instrumental in developing a pro bono parole practice and pro bono appellate program. Mr. Westbrook has handled several capital state post-conviction relief and federal habeas actions and appeals.
The National Legal Aid & Defender Association is a network of advocates who seek to advance justice and expand opportunity for all by promoting excellence in the delivery of legal services for people who cannot afford counsel, according to the organization. Click here for more information on the organization.
Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins has more than 500 attorneys and other professionals with offices in Colorado, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia. Click here for more information on the Firm.
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