A fierce advocate for pro bono service throughout his career, Partner Charlie Ray was awarded The Honorable Anthony V. DeMayo Pro Bono Award by the Connecticut Bar Association.
Judge DeMayo tirelessly fought for fundamental fairness and championed the legal rights of marginalized people. The same is true of Charlie, whose abiding belief in and dedication to pro bono work includes providing his own services, as well as working closely with The Innocence Project, Greater Hartford Legal Aid, and the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center.
The award honored Charlie for handling significant and complex cases, favorable outcomes that significantly changed someone’s life, and consistently mentoring lawyers who go on to handle their own cases. A founding member of McCarter’s Pro Bono Committee, Charlie also is part of the team that launched a new Veterans project in partnership with The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program.