May 21, 2013

Super Lawyers Names 2012 Pro Bono Award Recipients

EAGAN, MINN – Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, has announced the seven recipients of its second annual Pro Bono Awards. The awards recognize legal professionals, students, firms and organizations that exemplify excellence in the practice of law by offering volunteer legal services to the poor, disadvantaged or the exploited.

The 2012 Pro Bono Recipients are:

  • Steven M. Lieberman, partner, Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C., Washington, D.C.
  • Pearl Law Group, San Francisco
  • J. Robert Linneman, partner, Santen & Hughes, Cincinnati
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Washington, D.C.
  • West Virginia University College of Law, Clinical Law program, Morgantown, W.Va.
  • Jennifer Cunha, law student, University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wis.
  • Pittsburgh Pro Bono Partnership, Pittsburgh

“From Steven Lieberman’s efforts to serve the Jewish community in Washington, D.C. and beyond, to the Pearl Law Group’s work representing immigrant populations, the attorneys, firms and programs receiving these awards demonstrate excellence in pro bono practice and inspire the entire legal profession,” said Julie Gleason, Director of Research for Super Lawyers. “These honorees underscore the value of pro bono service to the entire legal profession, and one of the central tenets of law, which is equal access to justice.”

Honorees will be featured in the Pro Bono Digital Edition of Super Lawyers Magazine.

About Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer-influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys are selected using a patented multiphase selection process in which peer nominations are combined with third party research. The mission of Super Lawyers is to bring visibility to those attorneys who exhibit excellence in practice. The Super Lawyers lists are published in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines across the country. For more information, go to

Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs approximately 60,000 people and operates in over 100 countries. For more information, go to