The Klepper Prize for Volunteer Excellence was created through the generosity of Martin and Arlene Klepper in order to recognize attorneys early in their careers who have made a significant volunteer contribution to the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia. The 2020 winner of the Klepper Prize for Volunteer Excellence is:

Elliot Weingarten

Associate, Brown Rudnick

 

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Elliot J. Weingarten is a litigation associate at Brown Rudnick. Since coming to Washington as a first-year associate in 2013, Elliot has made pro bono work a central part of his practice. Over the past seven years, Elliot has been one of Legal Aid’s most active pro bono volunteers, developing expertise in defending tenants facing eviction cases. Elliot has personally handled about 15 eviction cases, and mentored his colleagues on additional cases as well, ensuring that families are able to stay in their homes and that landlords remedy severe housing conditions as required by law.

2019

Emily Goldman
Lance Murashige
Susan Musser
Kaitlin Welborn

Hogan Lovells

 

2018

Jahnisa Tate Loadholt

Alston & Bird

 

2017

David Young

Ropes & Gray

 

2016

Brendan Carroll

Alston & Bird

 

2015

Daniel L. Russell, Jr.

Covington & Burling

 

2014

Stefanie A. Doebler

Covington & Burling

 

2013

Warren T. Allen, II
Nicole L. Grimm
Luke A. Meisner

Skadden

 

2012

Jonathan G. Lin

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

 

2011

Aryeh S. Portnoy

Crowell & Moring

 

 
 

2010

Randall A. Brater

Arent Fox

2009

Julia Judish

Pillsbury

2008

Melissa K. Bianchi

Hogan & Hartson