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, hundreds of Pepper people from across the firm's offices have lent a helping hand to a number of deserving organizations as part of the firm’s Week of Service. First launched as part of the firm's 125th anniversary celebration in 2015, the recurring Week of Service has benefitted nonprofit organizations such as Cradles to Crayons, MANNA, Love Your Park, Ronald McDonald House, Veterans Multi-Service Center, TODAY is a Good Day, Bringing Hope Home, Thorncroft Equestrian Center, Covenant House, Inner City Law Center, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, South County Outreach, LaMancha Animal Rescue, DC Central Kitchen, Martha’s Table, Rock Creek Conservancy, New York City Relief, Downtown Daily Bread, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, the Rescue Mission of Trenton, Food Bank for New York City, Jubilee Soup Kitchen, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, DTE Energy Farm, Second Harvest Food Bank, Food Bank of Delaware and Forgotten Harvest, among others.

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.

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