Barton Gilman LLP has been presented with the 2019 Common Good Award in the small business category.
This year marks the second annual Common Good Awards, a collaboration between Rhode Island Monthly and the Rhode Island Foundation, and presented by Citizens Bank. It honors local businesses that inspire philanthropy and volunteerism in their employees.
Barton Gilman’s attorneys provide numerous hours of pro bono legal service annually to those in need, most notably through the Pro Bono Collaborative, and the Rhode Island Bar Association’s Volunteer Lawyers Program. In 2008, Barton Gilman joined the Pro Bono Collaborative, working in partnership with Bradley Hospital to provide legal services related to guardianship and its alternatives to low-income families with severely and profoundly disabled children. Recently, the firm joined the PBC HOPE Court Project to assist participants with their family and housing legal needs. Barton Gilman has devoted nearly 1,000 hours of pro bono legal work, and has assisted more than 50 families, through the PBC. Twenty-eight Barton Gilman attorneys have participated in pro bono work through the PBC since 2008.
Giving back to the community and hands-on involvement with non-profit and charitable organizations are integral to the culture of Barton Gilman. Attorneys are actively involved in leadership roles at over twenty non-profits in Rhode Island, in addition to serving these and many other organizations as mentors, advisors, and volunteers.
“We are very honored and humbled to receive this award, and we thank Rhode Island Monthly, the Rhode Island Foundation, Citizens Bank,” said Matt Plain, a partner at Barton Gilman. “We also congratulate our fellow recipients, Gray Matter Marketing, Pare Corporation, Amica Insurance Company, the Washington Trust Company and HiRoad Insurance.”
About Barton Gilman
Barton Gilman serves clients throughout the Northeast with offices in Boston, Providence and New York, offering legal services in a wide variety of matters, including medical and other professional liability defense, premises liability and business litigation, as well as education law, employment, family law, insurance coverage, trusts and estates, criminal defense, corporate formation and intellectual property. The firm and its attorneys have received numerous awards and accolades, including Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms, Best Places to Work Rhode Island, Outstanding Philanthropic Business, and Super Lawyers.