W. Breck Weigel Receives Prestigious Pro Bono Award

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The Columbus Bar Foundation, in conjunction with the Ohio State Bar Association, has named Squire Patton Boggs partner W. Breck Weigel as recipient of the 2022 John and Ginny Elam Pro Bono Award.

Given to one attorney each year who donates their time and talent to pro bono causes, The John and Ginny Elam Pro Bono Award was established by Ginny Elam in honor of her husband, John C. Elam, a Columbus attorney who was tirelessly committed to pro bono work for the poor and disadvantaged.

As winner of the Award, Mr. Weigel selected the Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio (PBPO) as recipient of a $5,000 grant from the Columbus Bar Foundation.

“I am very honored to have been selected as the recipient of the 2022 John and Ginny Elam Pro Bono Award. One of my proudest accomplishments over the course of my career has been my work for PBPO, helping to bring vital pro bono business legal services to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations throughout Southwest Ohio with the support of our region’s most talented attorney volunteers,” stated Weigel. “The hard work and support of our staff and the companies and law firms who have been by our side from Day One has been critical and inspiring. I could not think of any better organization than PBPO to support with a gift from the Columbus Bar Foundation in honor of my former partner and role model to so many, John C. Elam.”

Mr. Weigel spent more than 35 years in high-profile legal positions both in private practice and public company service. He is a founding Board member and former Board President of the PBPO.

About Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio:
Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio (PBPO) provides business and transactional legal services to nonprofit social service organizations serving the disadvantaged or enhancing the quality of life in neighborhoods in the Cincinnati and Dayton areas. PBPO recruits and mobilizes attorneys from major corporations and law firms to donate their time and expertise on behalf of its nonprofit clients, enhancing their ability to improve conditions in their communities. Additionally, PBPO provides free legal educational programs to any nonprofit in our community, regardless of their status as a PBPO client.

About the Columbus Bar Foundation:
The Columbus Bar Foundation is a charitable organization which supports access to justice, understanding of the law, and strengthens professionalism in the Bench and Bar.

About Squire Patton Boggs
Squire Patton Boggs is recognized as one of the world’s strongest integrated legal practices, providing insight at the point where law, business and government meet. With more than 1,500 lawyers across over 40 offices on four continents, the firm delivers commercially focused legal services and invaluable connections on the ground to a diverse mix of clients across North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Latin America. For more information, visit the Squire Patton Boggs website.

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