Since our founding over hundred years ago, Obermayer has supported pro bono activities. We encourage our attorneys to dedicate numerous hours to pro bono work annually. We not only believe that as lawyers we have an obligation to represent the underprivileged and underrepresented, we actually do it.
Notably since 1995, our attorneys have committed time to Trevor’s Place, a family shelter. Our attorneys volunteer at Trevor's Place by representing homeless, single mothers and their children in all types of legal needs from helping with simple paperwork to representing them in court. Our attorneys also volunteer with the Philadelphia Volunteer Indigent Program (VIP), which promotes equal justice for the economically disadvantaged by providing civil legal services.
In 2012, one of our attorneys, Michael Phillips, was named to The Legal Intelligencer’s first class of recipients for its Unsung Heroes award. Phillips was selected for his tireless efforts to help the underprivileged and for his successful pro bono work.