Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner David Taubenfeld is the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program’s (DVAP’s) October 2020 Volunteer of the Month. Taubenfeld, who serves as co-chair of the firm’s Pro Bono and Public Service Committee, is profiled on DVAP’s website about his pro bono experience.
Here is an excerpt:
How did you first get involved with pro bono?
When I first graduated from Law School in 1985, I took a post-appeal death row inmate case and I volunteered as a mediator for a juvenile offender mediation program here in Dallas County. Also, I participated in veterans’ clinics and other pro bono activities. It was just something I always knew I was going to do.
What types of cases have you accepted?
All types. Death row habeas cases. Landlord-tenant disputes. Consumer disputes. Juvenile mediations. Asylum cases.
What impact has pro bono service had on your career?
It’s made it more enjoyable and satisfying. There is nothing more satisfying than a pro bono success.
To read the full profile, click here.
DVAP is an organization dedicated to increasing and enhancing pro bono legal services to low-income people in Dallas through the recruitment, training, and support of volunteer attorneys.
Taubenfeld represents policyholders in every kind of dispute they may have with their insurers. He finds coverage where others may not look, and he attempts to secure coverage for his clients through negotiation and diplomacy before litigation becomes necessary. When litigation becomes necessary, he litigates aggressively, always with the goal of securing coverage for his clients quickly and economically. He has secured millions of dollars in coverage for his clients through negotiation and litigation.
Haynes and Boone is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., London, Mexico City and Shanghai, providing a full spectrum of legal services in energy, technology, financial services and private equity. With more than 575 lawyers, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest U.S.-based firms by The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer and The Lawyer. The firm has also been recognized across the board for excellence in the BTI Consulting Group’s 2020 “A-Team” report, which identifies the law firms that in-house counsel commend for providing superior client service.