Leo Boyle and the Largest Pro Bono Effort in History

boyle.jpgIn the upcoming issue of New England Super Lawyers, writer Nick DiUlio profiles cover subject Leo V. Boyle, a personal injury attorney with Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow in Boston. Boyle was instrumental in the effort to establish Trial Lawyers Care, an organization for which more than 1500 attorneys volunteered their time to represent the victims of 9/11 and their families. TLC became the largest pro bono effort ever.

An excerpt:

On the night of Friday, Sept. 21, Boyle sent out an email to ATLA's membership, letting them know that a pro bono effort called Trial Lawyers Care was going to be established to represent the victims and their families for free. All he needed were volunteers.

When Boyle got to his office on Monday morning, he was greeted by nearly 1,000 responses from attorneys all across the country saying that they would be happy to take up the cause.

"It was," recalls Boyle, "simply amazing to watch."

Read the full story here.