Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that Litigation Member John Fagg will receive the 2015 Individual Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award from Legal Aid of North Carolina-Charlotte. Fagg will be recognized for his service to and leadership of the Moore & Van Allen Housing Rights Project at the fourth annual Pro Bono Awards ceremony on October 20, 2015.
“Moore & Van Allen’s emphasis on pro bono service is a long-standing value of the firm, and we continue to invest in our community by providing quality legal services for those in need,” said Fagg. “It is an honor to be recognized with this award by our longtime partner, Legal Aid of North Carolina. It is a privilege to work with such an outstanding community organization and worthy clients.”
Since 2010, Fagg has been a leader of the Housing Rights Project in partnership with Legal Aid of North Carolina. The program enables attorney volunteers to help tenants in Charlotte avoid homelessness and secure safe, habitable homes. Housing Rights attorneys help minimize the disruption to family life caused by an emergency relocation and stop predatory practices of unscrupulous landlords.
Fagg manages a group of more than 20 attorneys at Moore & Van Allen who provide pro bono service to the Housing Rights Project. Under his direction, the project has increased its caseload, accepting three landlord-tenant matters each month referred by Legal Aid of North Carolina.
“John deserves this recognition, and we are proud to join Legal Aid of North Carolina in celebrating his tremendous pro bono contributions to the Charlotte community,” said Moore & Van Allen Public Service Committee Chairman and Litigation Member Brian Heslin. “In his work on the Housing Rights Project and in his litigation practice, John has demonstrated great leadership, passion and enthusiasm for service to those in need within our community.”
“John Fagg was the key leader at Moore & Van Allen in the Housing Rights Project with Legal Aid of North Carolina for the past several years,” said Legal Aid of North Carolina-Charlotte Senior Managing Attorney Theodore Fillette. “He handled numerous individual cases in which he was able to prevent homelessness of families and prevent others from suffering unhealthy and unsafe housing. John’s exemplary work made a major difference in the lives of many of Charlotte’s needy and vulnerable residents.”
In addition to his work on the Housing Rights Project, Fagg represents pro bono indigent defendants in federal criminal cases. He also devotes time and energy to other public service organizations.
Held at the Foundation for the Carolinas, the Pro Bono Awards are hosted by Legal Aid of North Carolina, Legal Services of Southern Piedmont, and the Council for Children’s Rights. The event honors local attorneys and advocates who give their time and experience to underserved children, families and individuals in legal crisis.
Contact: Bethany Early