Goodell DeVries Receives Defender of Justice Award from Equal Justice Council

Pictured, from left:

Tom Waxter – Partner at Goodell DeVries
Vicki Schultz – Executive Director of Maryland Legal Aid
Sabrina Tolbert – Associate at Goodell DeVries
Brooke Kasoff – Associate at Goodell DeVries
Michelle McGeogh – Co-Chair of the Equal Justice Council and Partner at Ballard Spahr
Nikki Nesbitt – Managing Partner at Goodell DeVries
Mike Houde – Associate at Goodell DeVries
Marty Himeles – Co-Chair of the Equal Justice Council and Partner at Zuckerman Spaeder

Goodell DeVries was honored to accept the Defender of Justice Award from Maryland Legal Aid’s Equal Justice Council (EJC). The award was presented at the EJC’s 25th Annual Equal Justice Awards Breakfast on May 21, 2024.

The Defender of Justice honor celebrates the firm’s longstanding support of the organization through monetary and pro bono contributions. Partner Tom Waxter has served on the EJC’s board since 2014.

The EJC is composed of leading partners from Maryland’s top law firms and other prominent members of the Maryland Bar and corporate community. Since 1997, members of the EJC have raised critically needed funds for Maryland Legal Aid in order to promote equal access to justice, while also serving as dedicated advocates who raise awareness of the organization’s important work.

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