Philadelphia VIP Award Night (Philadelphia)

  • Awards and Recognition
  • Pro Bono Program/Legal Services Organization

Philadelphia VIP logoPhiladelphia VIP will be hosting its favorite night of the year, the Annual Awards Night via livestream on October 12, 2021 from 6:30 PM-7:15 PM Eastern.

Philadelphia VIP can’t invite you to an in-person ceremony this year, so instead, they're taking the celebration on the road. Tune in to follow the “VIP party bus” around Philadelphia as awards are hand-deliver to this year’s winners.

Expect all the trappings of a road trip: inspiring stories, good company, and pit stops to chat with the friends of VIP who most helped expand access to justice this year.

Finalists and Winners

Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. Award Finalists

Solo Practitioners

Theodore C. Forrence
Olivia Gabriel
Kristine L. Calalang

Small Firms

Astor Weiss Kaplan & Mandel, LLP
Fleming Petenko Law
Gay & Chacker

Large Firms

Cozen O’Connor
DLA Piper
Saltz Mongeluzzi & Bendesky P.C.


University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

VIP’s Choice Award Finalists

MVP of VIP Award

Lise Fisher
Walter L. McDonough
Diane Zilka

Pro Bono Impact Award*

Phylicia McFaddin

Trailblazing Partner Award*

Wilmington Trust/M&T Bank

Amicus Award*

Jonathan Pyle

*Award winners; presented without other finalists.