Let’s talk about “pro bono” cases…
Hi, my name is Mike Burman and I am a lawyer who handles personal injury and wrongful death cases in Tennessee and Kentucky. Let’s talk about “pro bono” cases and what kind of situation involves a “pro bono” case.
“Pro bono” means the case is accepted by a lawyer for the public good. In a “pro bono” case, the lawyer takes no fee for the work done in the case. So, in that sense, a “pro bono” lawyer is a free lawyer. But there is something more.
I take “pro bono” cases because I am thankful God grants me the opportunity to be a lawyer in the first place. I love working for people who work. But, these are words. What counts is how “it really is” for people as they go about raising their children and providing for their families.
Our American legal system delivers high quality justice to millions of people, but many times it is not affordable. That is why I take cases at no charge from time to time. I tend to take “pro bono” cases for working people, or people who are disabled from work. The case must be for a just cause, and it must be a case where I believe I can make a difference.
The “pro bono” cases I have taken in the past involve: (1) workers wrongfully terminated, (2) tenants mistreated by their landlords, and (3) homeowners cheated by the seller or real estate agent, but I am open to new types of cases.