Three ZSWS Attorneys honored for providing free legal services to the needy
Ziemer, Stayman, Weitzel & Shoulders, LLP attorneys James P. Casey, Allyson R. Breeden, and Molly E. Briles are being honored at the Evansville Bar Association Luncheon on March 16, 2016 for providing fifty (50) or more hours of pro bono legal service through the Volunteer Lawyer Program of Southwestern Indiana, Inc. and other local agencies for the year 2015. Jim, Allyson and Molly are three of the twenty-two attorneys in District K to reach this lofty goal. Allyson’s primary 2015 pro bono matter was representation of a grandfather who petitioned to adopt his two (2) grandchildren. The matter involved multiple days of trial and an appeal to the Indiana Court of Appeals and the Indiana Supreme Court. The grandfather’s adoption of his grandchildren was ultimately successful. Molly’s primary pro bono matter in 2015 was her representation of a domestic violence survivor in successfully petitioning the Court for a protective order and restricted parenting time for her abuser, with whom she shared a young child. Molly also performed a number of pro bono and reduced rate mediations for those with limited means through Vanderburgh County’s Alternate Dispute Resolution Program. Jim’s primary 2015 pro bono matters involved providing legal advice to various local non-profit organizations as well as serving as a pro bono Mediator in a statewide pro bono project initiated by the Indiana State Bar Association and the Evansville Bar Association.