Pro Bono Volunteer of the Month – May 2016
Adam Breeden of Breeden & Associates, PLLC
Adam Breeden moved to Las Vegas 12 years ago after graduating from University of Cincinnati College of Law. After practicing several years with an insurance defense firm, he opened a solo practice where he handles personal injury, bankruptcy, and family law matters.
Adam has been volunteering with the Pro Bono Project for over 10 years. Since 2005, he has accepted 14 pro bono cases, assisting clients in matters involving appeals, domestic violence, divorce and custody, and consumer fraud. In addition to the cases he has accepted, Adam frequently volunteers with the Veterans Ask-A-Lawyer program, Homeless Assistant Project and Partners in Pro Bono program in which lawyers and law students are matched up to work together on a pro bono case.
Adam began volunteering in order to learn new areas of law and gain practice experience. He didn’t realize, however, the impact that his representation would have upon so many in need. He says his pro bono clients often have nowhere else to turn and are extremely grateful just to be assigned an attorney. He finds this type of work way more rewarding than the daily grind of billing an insurance client.
When we asked Adam about a memorable pro bono client, he recalled a family law client he helped years ago. The client’s ex-husband was pursuing custody of their children and had spent over $100,000 in legal fees fighting against her. His client had almost nothing and no means to assert her rights. Adam was able to obtain good results for this client, and she stayed in touch with him for years after the representation ended.
For his longtime commitment to representing low-income clients, participating in Ask-A-Lawyer Programs, and mentoring law students, we honor Adam Breeden as our May Pro Bono Attorney of the Month.