pro bono services

Taft professionals are devoted to enhancing the communities in which we live. In addition to working on public service projects and assuming leadership positions on boards, our attorneys provide legal services to groups and individuals who otherwise are unable to afford them.

We have been recognized for our commitment to providing pro bono work; for example, in February 2016, Taft was selected as the recipient of the first “Law Firm of the Year” award by the Pro Bono Partnership of Greater Cincinnati. This dedication is inherent in Taft’s culture; our founding partners were heavily engaged in public and political service, and our current attorneys continue that legacy.

Below are examples of pro bono involvement from across our offices. Please click here for a representative list of organizations that we have supported through our pro bono efforts.

Chicago

Fenwick Bar Association

One Taft partner is a founding member of this social and professional network open to all members of the Fenwick community engaged in the practice of law. He served as its president from 2000-2012 and continues to serve on its board of trustees, reviewing contracts and handling other corporate needs. 

Cincinnati

Give Back Cincinnati

Taft provides counsel to Give Back Cincinnati’s board of directors regarding corporate governance matters and nonprofit corporation law.

Cleveland

Hiram House

Taft is legal counsel to The Hiram House, Ohio’s oldest children’s camp. Taft has assisted Hiram with its ongoing master plan, governance and employment matters. Taft is one of the leading sponsors of Hiram’s annual Pumpkin Festival, one of Northeast Ohio’s fall family events.

Columbus

Ohio Art League

The Ohio Art League is an innovative leader in Ohio for supporting visual artists during all stages of their careers. OAL connects member artists to patrons of the arts, the community, and exhibit and studio spaces. Through professional development, mentorship and advocacy, OAL works strategically to help Ohio cultivate and retain top visual art talent while positioning the state as a hub for the visual arts.

Dayton

Dayton Visual Arts Center

Taft represents the Dayton Visual Arts Center with respect to its ongoing operations, including drafting and negotiation of contracts and corporate governance issues.

Indianapolis

Friends of Riley, Inc.

Taft provides counsel to Friends of Riley, Inc., an off-shoot of the Riley Children’s Hospital Foundation, in connection with corporate formation issues and obtaining federal tax exempt status. Taft partner Marci Reddick and associate Cara Johnson provide counsel. Cara is joining the board of directors.