Through DCBF’s annual Call to Action campaign, the generosity of area law firms and corporations helps provide access to justice for District residents who are in desperate need of legal representation but cannot afford it. This year we aim to raise $550,000 through Call to Action.

For more information, please contact Daryl Byler, Director of Development, at or 202-853-9025. Donations can easily be made online or by mail using our printable donation form.

To see a list of organizations that generously contributed to last year's campaign, click here

The list below reflects gifts and pledges to the 2023 Call to Action campaign. 

PLATINUM LEVEL ($25,000 and above)

Latham & Watkins LLP

Sidley Austin LLP

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP

GOLD LEVEL ($15,000 – $24,999)

Arnold & Porter

Steptoe Foundation

SILVER LEVEL ($10,000 – $14,999)

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

BRONZE LEVEL ($5,000 – $9,999)


BENEFACTORS ($2,500 – $4,999)

Beveridge & Diamond PC


Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

White & Case LLP

SUPPORTERS ($1,000 – $2,499)

Holland & Hart LLP

Hyman Phelps & McNamara PC

FRIENDS (up to $999)

Foster Garvey PC

*Participates in the DC Access to Justice Commission’s Raising the Bar in DC Campaign.

The DC Bar Foundation appreciates your gift. We take great care to ensure the accuracy of our donor lists, but occasionally we make mistakes. Please bring any errors or omissions to our attention by emailing us at

The continued success of the Call to Action campaign would not be possible without the hard work of our Volunteer Solicitors. Their experience, counsel and dedication to the Foundation are invaluable and greatly impact the scope of our work.


Connie N. Bertram | Bertram LLP

Emilio Cividanes | Venable LLP

Alanna G. Clair | Dentons LLP

Benjamin Dean | Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLC

Ron Flagg | Legal Services Corporation

Marc L. Fleischaker | Arent Fox LLP

Meredith Fuchs | Plaid

Allie Gardner | Arnold & Porter

Wayne Gibson | FTI Consulting, Inc.
Christopher A. Hatfield | Ballard Spahr LLP

Mickey Herman | Latham & Watkins LLP
Philip W. Horton | Arnold & Porter

Cheryl A. Isaac | K&L Gates
Ellen M. Jakovic | Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Ashley James-Smith | Lime 

Emily Lagan | Regan Zambri Long
Kimberly LeBlanc Ross | American Red Cross

Paul S. Lee | Steptoe
Andrew H. Marks | Law Offices of Andrew Marks PLLC

Vonya McCann

John Nannes | Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP

Margarita O'Donnell | Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
David W. Ogden | Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Stephen J. Pollak | Goodwin Procter LLP
Adam Pollet | Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

John Relman | Relman Colfax PLLC

Michael Rogan | Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP

Tiana Russell | Crowell & Moring LLP

Christopher Sakauye | Dykema

James Sandman | University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Paul M. Smith | Georgetown University Law Center

Tab Stewart | American Bankers Association

Mayra Suarez | Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP

Lori Waichman | Mooney Green Saindon Murphy & Welch PC

Matthew Watson | DC Contract Appeals Board

Melissa Weberman | Arnold & Porter

Benjamin F. Wilson | Beveridge & Diamond PC 

DCBF Staff Support: 

Kirra Jarratt, CEO

Daryl Byler, Director of Development and Communications

Greer Richey, Development and Communications Specialist