Twenty-Eight Fish & Richardson Attorneys Recognized by D.C. Courts in the 2022 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll

28 Fish & Richardson attorneys were recognized by The Capital Honor Roll for donating 50 hours or more of pro bono service during the 2022 calendar year.

"When it comes to pro bono work, Fish’s culture encourages attorneys to dive in,” said Principal Tim Riffe, who also serves as pro bono coordinating attorney of Fish’s DC office. "It is incredible to see nearly 30 attorneys in D.C. recognized for their commitment to providing pro bono legal services and promoting equal access to justice.”

Of the 28 Fish attorneys on the list, 12 were honored for performing more than 100 hours of pro bono work.

In a joint letter to the honorees, Chief Judge Anna Blackburne-Rigsby of the D.C. Court of Appeals and Chief Judge Anita Josey-Herring of the D.C. Superior Court wrote, "We are also aware of the increasing need for access to pro bono services as thousands of D.C. residents confront ongoing economic challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, a growing housing crisis, and reduced benefits and services due to diminished public resources. We salute you for using your talents and expertise to help those unable to afford an attorney and rely on your continued dedication and compassion in the face of new challenges that threaten equal access to justice.”

The Fish attorneys recognized include:

  • Keith Barritt
  • Taylor Burgener
  • Josh Carrigan*
  • Joseph V. Colaianni
  • Joel Couenhoven
  • James Cowan
  • Patrick Darno*
  • Ahmed Davis*
  • Daniel Gopenko
  • Christopher Hoffman*
  • Irene Hwang*
  • David Jordan
  • Patrick King
  • Brian J. Livedalen*
  • Terry G. Mahn*
  • Tina Murphy*
  • April Park
  • Ralph A. Phillips
  • Timothy W. Riffe
  • Joshua Rosefelt*
  • Ayan Roy-Chowdhury
  • Thomas A. Rozylowicz
  • Indranil Sarkar*
  • Menglin Sun
  • John Thuermer
  • Yao Wang*
  • Laura C. Whitworth*
  • Linhong Zhang

*Designates High Honors

Providing pro bono legal services is a privilege and responsibility that Fish attorneys take seriously. In 2022, Fish attorneys and staff completed over 20,000 hours of pro bono work, resulting in significant and meaningful gains for clients in a wide range of areas including immigration, anti-human trafficking, civil rights, housing, education, and child advocacy. As a global law firm, we are committed to integrating pro bono work into our professional culture and proud of our ongoing efforts to broaden access to justice in our communities.