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American Bar Association project group selects Quarles & Brady for Exceptional Service Award

MILWAUKEE, WIS. — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced today that the American Bar Association (ABA) Death Penalty Representation Project has selected Quarles & Brady for the Exceptional Service Award. The firm will be honored with this award on September 11 during the 2014 Volunteer Recognition & Awards Event in Washington, D.C.

The Exceptional Service Award is given to law firms selected by their colleagues for going above and beyond in the service of death row prisoners. These efforts are in line with the ABA Death Penalty Representation Project’s mission, which strives to increase the quality and availability of legal representation for this population of inmates.

Quarles & Brady has been representing prisoners on death row for 32 years, and currently has three clients facing the death penalty.

“It is truly an honor for our firm to receive this award,” said Mike Gonring, Firm Pro Bono Coordinator. “Everyone has the right to fair legal representation, and we are grateful to join the ABA Death Penalty Representation Project and others in the ongoing effort to ensure this is the case.”

About the American Bar Association Death Penalty Representation Project
The Death Penalty Representation Project is the Association’s expert on issues related to the defense effort in death penalty cases. Since 1986, its singular focus is to improve the quality and availability of legal representation for person’s facing possible death sentences. The Project’s efforts include domestic and international training and technical assistance, systemic reform, education and recruitment of volunteers. More information about the American Bar Association Death Penalty Representation Project can be found at http://www.americanbar.org/groups/committees/death_penalty_representation.html.