Crimmins Receives Volunteer Award

Shook, Hardy & Bacon’s Matthew R. Crimmins recently received the Robert C. Welch Volunteer Attorney Project Award at the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association’s Bench-Bar Conference at the Tan-Tar-A Resort in the Lake of the Ozarks.

The Robert C. Welch Volunteer Attorney Project Award is presented to recognize individual attorneys and a law firm, through their participation in the Volunteer Attorney Project (VAP), who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to the delivery of pro bono services in their community.

Crimmins, a member of the firm’s Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Division, accepted a pro bono case in 2002 from VAP. He represented a Kansas City woman in a suit alleging breach of contact, fraud, unjust enrichment and conversion against a roofing company. Crimmins successfully garnished $11,000 from the roofing company’s bank account for his client.