Zach Roth is an Associate in the firm's Philadelphia office. His bio is available here.
Tell us about your pro bono experience.
Tom Fiddler and I recently achieved a favorable outcome in a dispute between a pro bono client and a close family member that had previously been deemed “unresolvable.” The matter was referred to us after the client’s former attorney resigned in frustration. Upon receiving the file, Tom and I worked together to develop an aggressive case strategy that took into consideration the various sensitivities involved in a way that would achieve the best result for our client and prevent the familial dispute from escalating further. Fortunately, we were able to quickly broker a deal that was favorable to our client and to her relative.
Why is pro bono service important to you?
I find pro bono work to be incredibly rewarding because it gives you the chance to give back to the community in a meaningful way.
What value does pro bono service provide you and your clients?
As a young lawyer, I value the opportunity that pro bono matters provide for me to take on a leadership role and participate in significant case strategy decisions at this early stage in my career.