Barry McNeil in Texas Lawyer: These Texas Lawyers are Giving Away Millions of Dollars


Senior Counsel Barry McNeil was quoted in Texas Lawyer about Haynes and Boone, LLP and Yetter Coleman’s plan to gift $6 million in attorney fees to launch programs for foster children.

Here is an excerpt:

Rather than wrapping a new pair of slippers for the Christmas tree, there’s a $6 million donation planned by two Texas law firms whose pro bono case declared the Texas foster care system unconstitutional.

Houston-based litigation boutique Yetter Coleman and Big Law firm Haynes and Boone want to gift their fees—$4.68 million and $1.53 million, respectively—to launch new programs for Texas foster care children.

Haynes and Boone Senior Counsel Barry McNeil said major law firms have a responsibility to represent the disadvantaged.

“From the very outset my firm never thought that we would be undertaking this for any financial benefit,” said McNeil. “We never thought that we would accept any attorney fees if we were so lucky to win.”

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