Pro Bono

Anderson & Kreiger’s very first case, a pro bono suit, achieved the clean-up of a contaminated public water supply. Over 30 years later, we keep scoring those kinds of victories.  Our pro bono efforts range from complex, high-impact pro bono cases to those protecting the rights of individual clients.  We encourage all of our lawyers to perform pro bono work and treat billable and pro bono hours the same for purposes of attorney compensation.  A recent survey revealed that our clients like this about us. And we know that it makes us better lawyers.

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly has twice recognized A&K attorneys with their “Excellence in Pro Bono” award.  Our pro bono partners have also recognized our efforts.  In 2020, Greater Boston Legal Services awarded our firm the “Pro Bono Champion” award and the PAIR Project awarded A&K the “Pro Bono Asylum” award at their annual gala.

Our recent efforts include:


Anderson & Kreiger’s Melissa C. Allison to Receive American Cancer Society’s Judicial Advocacy Initiative Award in Washington, DC

Melissa Allison is honored to receive the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s Judicial Advocacy Initiative (“JAI”) award in Washington D.C. this week. ACS CAN, through the JAI, recruits lawyers to bring the fight against cancer to the courts, frequently pursuing cases that affect access to healthcare and tobacco control.  The JAI award recognizes lawyers

2021 Anderson & Kreiger Pro Bono Highlights

Anderson & Kreiger is committed to providing pro bono legal services to those most in need and in cases that make a wide impact. While attorneys are free to select pro bono projects of personal significance, our pro bono efforts during the past year have focused on the following areas: Children’s Health Civil Rights Community

Greater Boston Legal Services Awards Samuel Dinning and Anderson & Kreiger LLP the Pro Bono Champion Award

On October 29, 2020, Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) awarded Samuel Dinning and Anderson & Kreiger LLP the Pro Bono Champion Award.  The Pro Bono Champion Award recognizes attorneys who are champions for pro bono within their firms, and firms with policies and practices in place that champion pro bono. This year, Anderson & Kreiger

Anderson & Kreiger and Lawyers for Civil Rights Secure a Nationwide Injunction Against HUD Less than Two Hours Before New Rule Was Set to Go Into Effect

On October 25, 2020, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts issued a stay and nationwide preliminary injunction against Secretary Ben Carson and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), halting the roll-back of housing discrimination protections under the Fair Housing Act (FHA).  Anderson & Kreiger attorneys Scott Lewis, Mina

2020 Anderson & Kreiger Pro Bono Highlights

Anderson & Kreiger is committed to providing pro bono legal services to those most in need and in cases that make a wide impact. While attorneys are free to select pro bono projects of personal significance, our pro bono efforts during the past year have focused on the following areas: Children and Health Services Civil