PHILADELPHIA (October 24, 2012) – The First Judicial District of Pennsylvania has named 52 Ballard Spahr attorneys, including firm Chair Mark S. Stewart, to its Pro Bono Roll of Honor.

The Roll of Honor is a way for judges in the First Judicial District to recognize attorneys who have worked on pro bono matters in the Philadelphia courts in the past year. To be considered, attorneys must have either provided legal services to a client who is unable to compensate another attorney for the services or have organized an initiative to expand pro bono legal services in the courts. The honors are part of the 2012 Pro Bono Publico Awards Ceremony, held at Philadelphia City Hall and hosted by the First Judicial District judges.  

“Ballard Spahr’s commitment to pro bono service comes from the top,” said firm Pro Bono Counsel Mary Gay Scanlon, noting that firm Chair Mark S. Stewart regularly supervises pro bono matters for the Support Center for Child Advocates and currently is handling an asylum application for a refugee from Darfur. “Ballard attorneys share a strong commitment to service. As a firm, we support that dedication in every way we can. We encourage our lawyers to devote meaningful time to pro bono matters, offer billable hour credit for pro bono work, and recognize our lawyers’ pro bono achievements.”

The Ballard Spahr attorneys named to the First Judicial District Roll of Honor are:

Jessica M. Anthony

Alexandra Bak-Boychuk

Barbara R. Beckman

Josh Bobrin

Lorene L. Boudreau

Lucretia C. Clemons

Jennifer E. Drust

Shannon D. Farmer

David S. Fryman

Farrah I. Gold

Jeffrey B. Goldberg

Leslie M. Gomez

Terence M. Grugan

Robert E. Haimes

Henry E. Hockeimer, Jr.

Atarah J. Hornezes

William B. Igoe

Keith B. Joseph

Katayun I. Jaffari

Rachel M. Keene

Paul J. Koob

Evan W. Krick

Troy E. Larson

Jason A. Leckerman

Aldie Jennings Loubier

Kimberly D. Magrini

Tina R. Makoulian

Maura E. McKenna

Tejal K. Mehta

Mary Theresa Metzler

Jeffrey Meyers

Joy C. O'Brien

Christine R. O'Neil

Margaret Osborne Padilla

Kaitlin E. Picco

Raymond A. Quaglia

Eileen B. Quigley

Carl G. Roberts

Jonathan S. Satinsky

Mary Gay Scanlon

Gina Maisto Smith

Mark S. Stewart

Lisa B. Swaminathan

Joel E. Tasca

Ruth S. Uselton

Ronald M. Varnum

Matthew A. White

Kia Holifield Wimmer

Sandra M. Wintner

Philip N. Yannella

About Ballard Spahr

Ballard Spahr LLP, a national firm with more than 500 attorneys in 13 offices in the United States, provides a range of services in litigation, business and finance, real estate, intellectual property, and public finance. The firm is committed to providing legal assistance to those who cannot afford it and each year undertakes a diverse range of pro bono work, including death penalty, voting rights, asylum and immigration, and child advocacy cases. The firm also provides tax, corporate, real estate, and labor law assistance to a wide variety of nonprofit organizations. For more information, please visit