Pro bono and community service have been core values at Pepper Hamilton since the firm's founding in 1890.

Pepper attorneys and staff contribute, year after year, thousands of hours to pro bono matters and to community service. Our volunteer work benefits the individuals we serve, the public at large, the communities where we live and work, and the development of our people's skills and sense of professionalism and public service. Firm policy actively encourages partners and associates to provide pro bono legal services and supports all Pepper people in volunteering for community service.

In just one example, as part of the firm's celebration of its 125th Anniversary in 2015, hundreds of Pepper people from across the firm's offices lent a helping hand to a number of deserving organizations as part of a Week of Service. Nonprofit organizations benefitting from the Week of Service included Cradles to Crayons, MANNA, Love Your Park, Ronald McDonald House, Veterans Multi-Service Center, Covenant House, LaMancha Animal Rescue, Surrey Services for Seniors, Downtown Daily Bread, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, the Rescue Mission of Trenton, HomeFront, Baby Buggy, St. James Church/Feed the Hungry, DTE Energy Farm and Forgotten Harvest.

Pepper lawyers have accepted challenging (and frequently unpopular) cases, participating in pro bono activities ranging from death penalty litigation to civil rights class actions to individual civil matters for low income, disabled and other people who are disadvantaged. Read more about our pro bono commitment.