Pro Bono

Pro Bono

We are firmly committed to our community and we donate our legal services when we can where it counts.

Within the Past Few Years, Our Attorneys Have:

  • Challenged Missouri’s method of execution by representing two former state representatives, a Baptist minister, and a Catholic nun against the Missouri Department of Corrections at the trial and appellate court levels.
  • Successfully represented a woman seeking asylum in a federal criminal case when she was indicted for willfully failing to assist in her own deportation because, as we established in persuading the Government to dismiss the case, she feared the same people who murdered her son would murder her if she was deported.
  • Represented protesters in St. Louis who were arrested and strip-searched in a civil rights case.
  • Represented inmates seeking clemency through the nationally-organized Clemency Project.
  • Represented a national Washington, D.C.-based public interest nonprofit law firm in civil litigation against a Missouri state agency.

We Are Committed to Our Community

  • Bill Margulis serves as a board member of the St. Louis Chapter of Autism Speaks and serves on the Board of Trustees at Whitfield School, a private college preparatory school.
  • Justin Gelfand serves on the board of the Freedom Center of Missouri, a non-profit public interest law firm committed to freedom of speech, economic liberty, property rights, religious liberties, limited government, and government transparency. Justin has also served as the Chair of the Tax Section of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL).
  • Art Margulis has served as a member of the St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners, a member of the 21st Circuit Judicial Selection Commission, a member of the Creve Coeur Board of Aldermen, and a board member and former president of The Backstoppers in St. Louis, an organization which supports the spouses and dependent children of police officers, firefighters, and EMS personnel who have lost their lives or suffered a catastrophic injury in the line of duty.
  • Ian Murphy serves on the Young Professionals Board of Marygrove, which provides quality mental health services to severely disturbed children, young adults, and their families who are economically disadvantaged. Ian also served as the Chair of the Criminal Section of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL).
While we cannot take every case pro bono, we’re happy to discuss your situation, and see if we can help.