Quarles & Brady Retired Partner Roger Ferland Named Outstanding Disabled Veteran of the Year10/16/14
PHOENIX, AZ — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Disabled American Veterans (DAV) named retired firm partner Roger Ferland as the 2014 Outstanding Disabled Veteran of the Year.
Ferland served as a squad leader and platoon sergeant during the Vietnam War in 1968, where he lost both legs and sustained severe injuries to his arm after stepping on an explosive device. He went on to graduate with distinction from Duke University Law School in 1974.
While at Quarles & Brady, Ferland specialized in environmental and natural resources law, representing both the private and public sector. After practicing law for more than 35 years and serving on the Arizona State Bar’s Military Legal Assistance Committee, he worked with the local DAV to spearhead legal clinics that utilize more than 300 volunteer lawyers to provide pro bono legal assistance to veterans, particularly in the area of family law and basic estate planning As a result of Ferland’s efforts, DAV and the Arizona Disabled Veteran Foundation have now piloted five such clinics, with additional clinics planned to help serve the veteran community.
“I’m honored and thrilled to receive this award,” said Ferland. “Disabled American Veterans is an organization that is near to my heart, and it has been a privilege working with them to help men and women who have sacrificed so much for our country.”
Ferland retired from Quarles & Brady in 2013.
About Disabled American Veterans Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplish this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.