A Faegre Drinker team was awarded the 2023 Pro Bono Champions of the Year Award by the Great North Innocence Project (GNIP), which works to free wrongfully convicted individuals and prevent future wrongful convictions from occurring. The team is led by partner and GNIP board member James Volling, supported by core team members Jane Maschka, Rory Collins, and Joelle Groshek. Supporting team members included Benjamin Abel, Rachel Dansky, Meaghan Geatens, Tess Godhardt, Sophie Gotlieb, Anthony Jankoski, Andy Taylor, Anderson Tuggle, Sarah Blackadar, Tammy Campbell, Anthony Finnell Jr., Jeffrey Jackson, John Kragness, Jack Leon, Carrie Long, Constance Matts, William Morrow, Sarah Mulligan, Aliyah Price, Victor Sandoval, and Michelle Danner.
Over the past two and a half years, the team has relentlessly advocated for justice for our client.
The group was honored at GNIP’s Benefit for Innocence Gala on October 25, 2023.