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Pro Bono Cases

Legal Guardianship For Client Of Neglected Teenage Girls
The firm represented a woman who was seeking legal guardianship of the two teenage children of her first cousin.  Before our engagement, the children had been living in separate foster homes for the previous three years.  The court had deemed the...

Successfully Appealed Adverse Immigration Ruling
We successfully represented two Mexican citizens in an appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit of an adverse immigration ruling.  When we took the case, the clients had received an adverse ruling requiring them to be deported,...

Amicus Brief In U.S. Supreme Court Case Involving Native Hawaiian Rights
In Hawaii v. Office of Hawaiian Affairs, No. 07-1372 (2009), our attorneys filed an amicus brief on behalf of the Asian American Justice Center and five other Asian-American civil rights organizations in a case involving Native Hawaiian rights with...

Amicus Brief Supporting Challenge To “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
On behalf of two dozen civil rights groups, we filed an amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit supporting a challenge to the constitutionality of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.  Our brief explained...

Denial of Potentially Life-Saving Cancer Treatment Reversed
The firm represented a woman in her early forties suffering from potentially terminal cancer whose insurance company had denied her the only treatment her doctor believed could save her life.  The insurance company claimed that the treatment, which...

Represented Minor Against School District For Sexual Misconduct
We represented a District of Columbia Public Schools’ high school student in suing her teacher and the District of Columbia government, stemming from the teacher’s misconduct in impregnating the student.  We also assisted the student in...

Amicus Brief In U.S. Supreme Court Supporting Constitutionality Of Voting Rights Act
We filed an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court in a case in which the Court considered the constitutionality of Sections 4 and 5 of the Voting Rights Act.  The amicus brief, which argued in favor of upholding the law, was filed on...

Successfully Challenged Constitutionality Of INS Political Asylum Regulation
One of our attorneys represented a Kosovar Albanian in an appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals of the Fourth Circuit of an order denying him political asylum.  The government had denied his application for asylum by applying a stringent...

Custody Of Children With Terminally Ill Mother
The firm represented a woman in obtaining custody of her two grand-nieces.  The biological mother of the two children was hospitalized with a terminal illness, which rendered her immobile and unable to care for the children.  Not wanting to take...

Pro Bono Coverage Case
Our client, a young boy, was molested while living in a group home.  We negotiated a settlement of his lawsuit against the group home under which the home assigned our client its rights under its insurance policy.  We then sued the insurer...

Custody Agreement For Father Of Toddler
The firm represented a young father seeking custody of his toddler son.  The dispute originated when the child’s mother attempted to relinquish custody to her own mother, without naming our client as the child’s father.  Prior to our firm’s...

Amicus Brief In U.S. Supreme Court Case Challenging Constitutionality Of Voter ID
In Crawford v. Marion County Election Board, No. 07-021 (2008), we filed an amicus brief on behalf of the Asian American Justice Center and 24 other Asian-American civil rights organizations in a case concerning the constitutionality of Indiana’s...

Amicus Brief In U.S. Supreme Court Case Supporting Constitutionality Of Race-Conscious Criteria In Government Contracts
In Adarand Constructors, Inc., v. Mineta, No. 00-730 (2001), our attorneys filed an amicus brief on behalf of the National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium and other civil rights organizations in a case concerning race-based factors in...

Coverage Advice For Non-Profits
We have advised dozens of nonprofits with respect to the scope of coverage under their existing insurance portfolios and suggested improvements that eliminate unintentional gaps in coverage, reduce redundancy, or simply clarify that the desired risk...

Settlement of Police Misconduct Case
The firm represented a female college student that suffered a broken arm and was forced to delay her education by a semester as the result of her treatment at the hands of D.C. police officers.  The student believed that the officer’s rough...

Amicus Briefs In U.S. Supreme Court Supporting Constitutionality Of Race-Conscious Admissions Programs In Educational Institutions
In a series of cases before the United States Supreme Court, we filed amicus briefs on behalf of coalitions of civil rights organizations.  In these briefs, we discussed the history of race-based discrimination in education and addressed...

Amicus Brief in DC Circuit Court Case Involving Inmate Calling Service Rates
Securus Technologies, Inc. v. FCC, Case Nos. 13-280, 13-1291, 13-1300, 14-1006 (D.C. Circuit 2014) – Filed an amicus brief on behalf of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights under Law, Asian Americans Advancing Justice ǀ AAJC, and the...

Settlement For Drug Treatment Patient
We brought a lawsuit against operators of an outpatient drug treatment program alleging (among other claims) negligent hiring and negligent supervision of a case worker who had used his position of trust to steal all of our client’s property...

Significant Relief For Deaf Family In Pro Bono Suit
We obtained a favorable settlement in a pro bono case in which we represented a family of deaf individuals in a federal civil rights lawsuit against the owners and operators of a hospital.  The settlement benefitted, and continues to benefit, both...

Pro Bono Child Custody Case
We represented a father in his child custody lawsuit in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.  The father lived out of town but wanted a strong relationship with his young child.  We successfully opposed the maternal...

Amicus Brief In Favor Of Broad Construction Of Fair Housing Act
We filed an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court in a case involving whether disparate impact claims are cognizable under the Fair Housing Act.  The amicus brief argued that zoning laws can make housing unavailable to individuals...

Amicus Brief In Favor Of Upholding Affordable Care Act
Our attorneys prepared an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court in a case in which the Court considered the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act.  The amicus brief, which...

Settlement For Victim Of Assault By Washington Transit Police
The firm filed a civil lawsuit against the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority on behalf of a wheelchair-bound client who was allegedly assaulted and battered by two Washington, D.C. transit police officers.  After the suit, the firm...