Partner Emily Feinstein Profiled in ABA Journal for Her Extensive Pro Bono Work
Madison – Emily Feinstein, a Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner in the Quarles & Brady Madison office and co-chair of the firm’s diversity, equity and inclusion committee, was the subject of the ABA Journal’s “Members Who Inspire” feature, a series that puts the spotlight on exceptional American Bar Association members.
Feinstein has long demonstrated a commitment to giving back to her community by providing pro bono legal counsel to those in need.
She has played a pivotal role in creating a network of people, both within the firm and the broader Madison legal community, who aid victims of domestic violence. She also was part of the team representing the parent of a child killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in a defamation case against someone espousing hoax theories about the shooting. Additionally, Feinstein has represented several LGBTQ student groups in a case against a Madison school district.
In an excerpt from the article, Feinstein explains her motivation for being involved in so many pro bono causes:
“I always say I have been so lucky in life,” Feinstein says. “I was lucky that my dad married my mom, because that relationship provided me with so many opportunities that would not have otherwise been available—the ability to go to college and the belief that I was obviously going to law school. I don’t think that would have been ingrained in me.
“And so being able to take what I have and use it to help others has always been really important.”
Originally published in the ABA Journal, March 30, 2022