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San Francisco

The San Francisco office attorneys and staff are committed to obtaining equal justice for people and organizations that might otherwise not have access to legal assistance. Members of the Pro Bono and Public Service Committee in the San Francisco office include Vidhya Prabhakaran.

Recent Pro Bono Successes

Fall 2011 Pro Bono Report

Vidhya Prabhakaran: Follow Up: Ricardo Receives Asylum 

Spring 2011 Pro Bono Report

Vidhya Prabhakaran: Twice Denied, Asylee Still Hopes for Refuge

Thomas Burke: Supreme Court Upholds First Amendment in Snyder v. Phelps

Pro Bono Awards and Recognition


Legal Services for Children-San Francisco
Legal Services for Children honors outstanding pro bono attorneys and firms who support pro bono work each year. In 2011 Davis Wright Tremaine LLP was one of six law firms to be recognized.


Legal Services for Children-San Francisco Honors Gabrielle Goldstein
Legal Services for Children-San Francisco (LSC-SF) named San Francisco associate Gabrielle Goldstein a recipient of its 2010 Pro Bono Advocate Awards in honor of her immigration-related work for youth in 2009. LSC-SF provides legal and social work services for children and youth in the San Francisco Bay Area. The organization coordinates the work of 200 attorneys who represent youth on a pro bono basis in guardianship, school discipline and immigration cases.


AmLaw Top 100 Firms for Pro Bono
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP was listed in American Lawyer's Top 100 in the pro bono category.


2007 Beacon of Justice Award, National Legal Aid & Defender Association
San Francisco Partner Bud Walsh and Davis Wright Tremaine LLP were among the lawyers and law firms honored for providing pro bono services to Guantanamo detainees despite public criticism.
2016 Diversity & Inclusion Report