Dear Veteran Advocate,
When you think about our veterans, what comes to mind? Loyalty. Bravery. Courage. Imagine taking the solemn oath to protect and defend our nation. Facing multiple deployments and surviving combat. Coming home and restarting your life. A life very different from your one in service. What if you were facing a legal issue with a cascade of paperwork and procedures that you can't overcome alone? Where would you turn when you thought all hope was lost?
Because of tremendous veterans’ advocates like you, our heroes have turned to Veterans Legal Institute (VLI). VLI began as a humble grassroots nonprofit in 2014 with the enduring goal to prevent veteran homelessness and suicide. Since then, more than 9,000 homeless, disabled, and at-risk veterans have received the power of free legal aid to improve their lives at home. Compassionate supporters fuel VLI's ability to address wide-ranging civil issues, to restore over two and half million dollars in veterans benefits, and to sustain itself as one of the very few public interest law firms in the nation wholly dedicated to veterans and active duty military personnel.
Lawyers For Warriors
Monday, November 8, 2021
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Center Club, Costa Mesa, CA
Join us in championing the legal needs of our homeless, disabled, and low-income veterans!
This annual event is an evening of fun, networking, wine, delectable appetizers, online silent auction, and surprises. Lawyers for Warriors has sold out each of the past six years, bringing together those who represent the legal, financial, military, real estate, and other professional industries throughout Orange and neighboring Counties. Proceeds put the power of free legal aid into our Heroes' hands, so they live with hope and dignity after selfless service.
Join us to champion the legal needs of heroes who defended our freedoms.
We are excited to announce Lawyers for Warriors will be held on the Outdoor Patio at the Center Club on November 8th, 2021. VLI is selling in person tickets as well as virtual tickets for those who want to celebrate in the comfort of their own homes or host a watch party.
Please consider becoming a vital sponsor of Lawyers for Warriors. Because of the pandemic, our veterans are at greater risk of homelessness and suicide. Proceeds from the evening will ensure that veterans can receive free legal services so they thrive.
This year’s nominees reflect VLI’s mission to provide pro bono legal assistance to homeless, at risk, disabled and low-income veterans that eradicates barriers to housing, education, employment and healthcare and fosters self-sufficiency.
LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR - Sheppard Mullin
ATTORNEY OF THE YEAR - Jeff Roberts
VETERAN OF THE YEAR - Andrea Bird-Steiner
VETERAN ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR - Sheila-Marie Finkelstein
COMMUNITY PARTNER OF THE YEAR - Orange County Community Foundation
Euroline Steel Windows and Doors
CDF Labor Law LLP
Everett Dorey LLP
Rutan & Tucker, LLP
ADR Services, Inc.
Larsen & Naddour LLP
Cohn & Swartzon, P.C.
AHAVA Law, P.C.
Connor, Fletcher & Hedenkamp LLP
Robinson Calcagnie, Inc
Jeff Kichaven Commercial Mediation
Klein & Wilson
Round Table Group
The Law Offices of Lee R Goldberg
The Zandbergen Group
ADR Office of Michelle A. Reinglass, Esq.
Frost Law Firm, PC
Newmeyer and Dillion
American Legion Post 291 Newport Beach
Modern Woodmen of America
US Business Counsel
Wilner & O'Reilly
Dawson & Dawson, Inc.
Farmers & Merchants Bank
Tierney Center for Veterans Services, OC Goodwill
Propel Business Solutions, Inc.
Law Office of Lydia Liberio
Next Level Fitness
Lawyer Referral Information Service, LRIS
Association of the United States Army
Col. Pete Seitz, USA (Ret.)
National Defense Industrial Association
Yanev Suissa Collection
Championship Strategies, Inc.
Hodes Milman, LLP
Charles and Michelle Krugh
Ganatios and Sahar Hanna
Proforma DVE Global Marketing
OFFICIAL COURT REPORTERS
WINE AND WINE GLASSES
Jeffrey M. Verdon Law Group, LLP
The Law Office of Brian Gurwitz, APC
Latham & Watkins LLP
DECOR AND CENTERPIECES
Callahan Dispute Resolution
Silent and Live Auction
Happiness is a Balloon
Next Level Fitness