Partner Liam Montgomery has been selected as a finalist for Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year by Chambers in connection with its 2022 North American Diversity & Inclusion Awards. The awards celebrate the achievements of firms and individuals furthering the advancement of diversity and inclusion across the USA and Canada.
Emblematic of Williams & Connolly’s deep commitment to pro bono work, Liam serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Network for Victim Recovery of DC ("NVRDC"), a non-profit organization that provides free legal and social services to crime victims, initiated the firm’s participation in the SEO Law Intern program in 2019, and coordinates the firm’s veterans’ advocacy program, helping to place and supervise cases with the National Veterans Legal Services Program (“NVLSP”). In connection with his work on behalf of veterans, Liam has authored numerous merits and amicus briefs before the Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Additionally, in a significant victory for veterans rights, Liam and his team represented a group of veterans seeking to end the United States Department of Veterans Affairs’ unconscionable delays in processing disability benefits appeals, managing to overturn longstanding precedent that was a significant obstacle to veterans obtaining relief, and helping numerous clients achieve benefits they had waited too long to receive.
The Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards will be held on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at the Millennium Biltmore in Los Angeles. Click here to see the full list of finalists.