Kermit Lowery Named as ABA 2014 Pro Bono Publico Award Recipient

07.09.2014 | Service and Giving, Law

The American Bar Association (ABA) Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service will honor 1984 University of Dayton School of Law graduate Kermit F. Lowery with the 2014 Pro Bono Publico Award at the ABA meeting Aug. 9, 2014, in Boston.

“When I think about all of the other attorneys, here in the Miami Valley and elsewhere, doing great things in the area of pro bono work, I am extremely humbled and honored to receive this award. Words cannot express how honored I feel.  I’m also extremely thankful that my immediate manager Lynn Reynolds took the time to nominate me for this award,” said Lowery, vice president and assistant general counsel at LexisNexis.

Each year the Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service presents five awards to individual lawyers and institutions in the legal profession that have demonstrated outstanding commitment to volunteer legal services for the poor and disadvantaged.

"With this well-deserved honor, the ABA is recognizing something that the Dayton community has long known: Kermit Lowery is a true servant leader, and a living example of the Law School’s core mission to learn, lead and serve.  We are thrilled to hear of this accomplishment, and proud of the work that it honors," said Paul McGreal, dean of the School of Law.

The Pro Bono Publico Awards program seeks to identify and honor those in the legal profession “that have enhanced the human dignity of others by improving or delivering volunteer legal services to our nation's poor and disadvantaged. These services are of critical importance to the increasing number of people in this country living in a state of poverty who are in need of legal representation to improve their lives.”

For more information, contact Denise Baker, assistant director of communications at the University of Dayton School of Law, at 937-229-3342 or dbaker3@udayton.edu.