Joe Eagleton Receives Prestigious Award for Pro Bono Service
Recognizing him as a “powerful voice for pro bono service” and an “outstanding and motivating lawyer,” the Appellate Practice Section of the Florida Bar has presented the John R. Hamilton Pro Bono Award to Brannock Humphries & Berman attorney Joe Eagleton.
Joe has chaired the Appellate Section’s Pro Bono Committee for the past four years. During that time, he has increased the Section’s listserv of volunteer appellate lawyers by more than 50%, has screened hundreds of cases for appellate pro bono representation, and has devoted hundreds of hours to answering questions about the appellate process and providing resources to pro se litigants. His work with the Guardian ad Litem Program’s “Defending Best Interests” Project, in particular, has resulted in 100 appellate attorneys donating over 7,100 hours of time to handle 348 pro bono appeals. In addition to his efforts to increase volunteerism by Florida Bar members, Joe has also donated many pro bono hours as counsel of record in individual cases.
Brannock Humphries & Berman is proud of Joe’s pro bono work and congratulates him for this wonderful recognition.