Two attorneys in the Salt Lake City office of Ballard Spahr have been recognized by Utah Legal Services, the Utah State Bar, the Pro Bono Initiative, and the S. J. Quinney College of Law for their exceptional pro bono work.

As part of the National Celebration of Pro Bono Week, Anthony C. Kaye and Steven D. Burt received the Distinguished Pro Bono Attorneys award. They were recognized for the extensive amount of time, commitment, and effort they and a team of Ballard attorneys, including Matthew L. Moncur and Quinton J. Stephens, dedicated to a pro bono matter. Only four other recipients from Utah were recognized for their pro bono efforts.

Most recently, the team devoted 280 hours to representing an elderly victim of a predatory lending scam. Their work resulted in the successful settlement of the case in which the client was compensated and given clear title to her home.

“When we called our client to let her know she had her home back, she broke down in tears, thanking us and saying, ‘You're good boys. You're all such good boys,’” Mr. Kaye said. “Small moments like this are typical in pro bono cases. Your clients really need you and appreciate your help. And your client's gratitude is always moving.”

Ballard Spahr is dedicated to pro bono work nationwide. Its pro bono program encourages attorneys to commit a minimum of 50 hours per year to pro bono services and treats pro bono matters the same as billable matters.

Mr. Kaye is a partner in Ballard Spahr’s Litigation Department. He focuses his practice on business litigation and complex civil litigation at both the trial and appellate levels in federal and state courts throughout the United States. Mr. Kaye has represented clients before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the District of Columbia and the Tenth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Burt, Mr. Moncur and Mr. Stephens are associates in Ballard’s Litigation Department.

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