This chart ranks the Am Law 200—the nation’s 200 highest-grossing firms—by their pro bono score for work performed by U.S.-based lawyers. Half of the score comes from the average number of pro bono hours per lawyer in 2013, while the other half represents the percentage of lawyers who performed more than 20 hours of pro bono work. Calculations are based on lawyer counts as of Dec. 31, 2013. (Twenty-nine Am Law 200 firms declined to share their pro bono statistics.)
We define pro bono work as legal services donated to organizations or individuals that could not otherwise afford them. We do not include work done by paralegals or summer associates, nor time spent on bar association work, on nonlegal work for charities or on boards of nonprofit organizations.
These firms declined to detail their pro bono programs: Andrews Kurth; Burr & Forman; Clark Hill; Edwards Wildman; Epstein Becker; Fennemore Craig; Fisher & Phillips; Gardere Wynne; Gordon & Rees; GrayRobinson; Greenberg Traurig; Jeffer Mangels; Knobbe Martens; Kutak Rock; LeClairRyan; Lewis Brisbois; Littler Mendelson; Miller Canfield; Morris Manning; Phelps Dunbar; Porter Wright; Quinn Emanuel; Sedgwick; Shumaker Loop; Stevens & Lee; Stinston Morrison; Vedder Price; Wachtell; and Winstead.
Carlton Fields merged with Jorden Burt in January 2014 to form Carlton Fields Jorden Burt. Results are for the legacy operation only.