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The Firm’s Steadfast Commitment to Pro Bono Efforts

Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella recognizes that certain segments of society cannot afford and do not have access to competent legal representation.  Accordingly, the Firm has made a strong commitment to providing pro bono legal services for indigent and at-need clients. Our attorneys are strongly encouraged to perform pro bono work.  Burke, Warren was recently recognized by the Chicago Bar Foundation for its contributions to the CBF's "Investing in Justice" campaign, which has raised more than $1.8 million toward grants for pro bono agencies in the Chicagoland area.

Burke, Warren maintains a busy pro bono docket.  Sample cases include: LeAnn Pedersen Pope, Tiffany Sorge Smith, and Shana Shifrin representing a grandmother in her effort to retain guardianship of her six-year-old granddaughter whom she has raised since birth; Madeleine Milan and Dan Klapman, assisted by a summer intern, representing an elderly woman who alleges she was defrauded by a roofing company; and Jay Statland and Eric VanderPloeg representing a plaintiff suing for injuries he allegedly sustained while detained in the Cook County Jail. 

Alex Marks, the Firm's Pro Bono Committee Chair, noted the strong tradition at Burke Warren of providing pro bono services to those most in need to ensure equal access to the bar for all: "It is an ethical and moral responsibility we take very seriously.  The selfless work performed by these and other firm attorneys provides a great service to our community, and the clients we aid are incredibly grateful for the assistance provided.  The Firm's commitment to pro bono work is a source of great pride, and the flexibility to perform such work is one of the great aspects of working at Burke, Warren."  For more information about the Firm's pro bono program, please contact Alex Marks at 312-840-7022 or

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