Shook’s pro bono efforts reflect our dedication to representing clients in matters as diverse in nature and scope as the attorneys who handle them. Our work ranges from immigration cases in Seattle to special education matters in Houston; from foster care adoptions in Los Angeles to domestic violence restraining orders in Kansas City; from prisoners’ rights cases in Miami to veterans’ appeals in San Francisco.  Each day, our lawyers are on the front lines advocating for individuals in need, advising nonprofits and small businesses and fighting to protect our civil rights

To institutionalize this ongoing commitment, Shook has appointed a full-time pro bono partner and director to administer the program's day-to-day activities.

“I subscribe to the belief that each human life should be judged not by its duration but by its donation. Each of us is duty bound to make our community, our state and our nation a little bit better by our presence.”  (Charles L. Bacon) 


Pro Bono Committee

Scot Fishman -
Director of Pro Bono (Chair)

Hal Arteaga
Josh Becker
Scott Chesin
Michael Cromwell 
Cecilia Bidwell
John Constance
Melissa Nott Davis
Brent Dwerlkotte
Charlie Eblen
Kelly Feimster
Caroline Gieser
Steve Hansen
Madison Hatten
Janet Hickson
Claire Hillman
Liz Hutchinson 
Scott James
Jeanne Janchar
Chris Johnson
Kerry Manning
Elena McFarland
Anna Maria Merritt
Alison Newstead
Vanessa Offutt
Mary Olson
Terri Parker
Megan Roth
Russell Shankland
Cary Silverman
Gabriel Spooner
Dana Strueby
David Suroff
Adam Tolin
Jesus Torres
Matthew Wolfe
Kylene Campbell
Berna Cosner
Kathy Hoffman
Rhonda Hoffman
Corrine Paschal 
Doris Retzlaff
Darren Thomas