I had the privilege of representing three families that lost loved ones in the terrorist attack on the twin towers of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. One was a passenger on Flight 11 and the other two were working in the towers. I felt compelled, as an attorney, and a caring human being to provide free legal services to these families.
The 9-11 terrorist attacks resulted in the deaths of 2,551 civilians and serious injury to another 215. The attacks also killed or seriously injured 460 emergency responders.The government established the Victim Compensation Fund to make payments to families for the deaths and injuries of victims. I was one of the attorneys who believed that representing these families free of charge was the right thing to do.
I also assisted families during Hurricane Katrina. Hurricane Katrina was the deadliest and most destructive Atlantic hurricane of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. It is the costliest natural disaster, as well as one of the five deadliest hurricanes, in the history of the United States. Among recorded Atlantic hurricanes, it was the sixth strongest overall. At least 1,836 people died in the actual hurricane and in the subsequent floods. Our offices provided pro bono services to the families who lost their homes in the massive flooding.