For Immediate Release: July 11, 2015

Five Attorneys Honored for Outstanding Volunteer Service by the American Association for Justice

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Washington, DC— Five members of the American Association for Justice received the association’s Trial Lawyers Care Award on Saturday, July 11, in recognition of their outstanding volunteer activities that contribute positively to the community and serve those in need.

The recipients include Glenn Armentor of the Glenn Armentor Law Corporation in Lafayette, La.; the law firm of Bartimus, Frickleton, Robertson & Goza, P.C. with offices in Greater Kansas City, Mo.; David Daggett of Daggett Shuler, Attorneys at Law in Winston-Salem, N.C.; Patrick Perotti of Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A., in Ohio; and David Singer of David W. Singer & Associates in Hollywood, Fla.

“These attorneys and their firms consistently give back to those in their communities who need extra help,” said AAJ President Larry Tawwater. “Through their compassion, dedication and deeds, they serve as outstanding examples of how trial lawyers care.” 

Glenn Armentor grew up in poverty and was on a path headed for prison until three mentors, including an attorney, helped turn his life around. Armentor started the Pay it Forward Scholarship in 2010 which gives multiple 10-thousand-dollar scholarships every year to Louisiana students in need who want to attend college. And, he’s showing other lawyers how to set up similar programs.

David Daggett co-founded “Safe Sober Prom Night” 25 years ago to educate students, and motivate them to focus on goals such as graduating and being successful, productive, healthy adults. The programs run in 47 high schools in North Carolina. David and law partner Griff Shuler, and teams from their firm—Dagget Shuler, Attorneys at Law—meet with the students every year. Shuler will accept the TLC Award on Daggett’s behalf at the award luncheon.

Patrick Perotti of Dworken & Bernstein, Co., L.P.A., founded Ohio Lawyers Give Back, a program that uses the doctrine of cy pres to direct millions of dollars each year to charities and nonprofits. In the last nine years, Patrick has distributed more than $25 million dollars to more than 170 charities and non-profits. 

For nearly 25 years, David Singer has organized one of the most successful American Cancer Society fundraisers in the nation. He started volunteering in honor of his mother-in-law who died of pancreatic cancer in 1992. Singer’s annual “Jail & Bail” and silent auction involves everyone at his Hollywood, Fla., firm, David W. Singer & Associates. 

The firm Bartimus, Frickleton, Robertson & Goza touches the Kansas City community many ways:  Monthly volunteer efforts at a local food pantry; contributions to end Juvenile Diabetes; supporting the local children’s hospital; giving to families in need at holiday time; donating school supplies; and the firm’s commitment to making hundreds of sandwiches every week for a homeless shelter in Kansas City. They haven’t missed a week in more than two decades. Jim Bartimus will accept the TLC Award on behalf of the firm.

To read more about attorneys who volunteer in their communities, please visit www.TrialLawyersCare.org. 

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