Cy Pres Awards

The National Consumer Law Center welcomes "cy pres" awards to support our work for low-income and vulnerable people. Cy pres awards allow unclaimed settlement funds from class action lawsuits to be distributed to organizations that further the interests of the underlying class members. Class counsel often has the ability to nominate charitable organizations like NCLC to receive these funds.

NCLC is a frequent recipient of cy pres awards. Because of the expertise we bring to bear in promoting justice at both the national and state levels, we have received more than 300 awards over the past 15 years. Our work covers a broad range of issues, including consumer protection, unfair and deceptive acts and practices, privacy rights, civil rights, and employment. We work with nonprofit and legal services organizations, private attorneys, policymakers, and federal and state government and courts across the nation.

If you have any questions about whether NCLC might be appropriate for cy pres in a particular case, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 617-542-8010.

Since January 2015, NCLC has received cy pres awards in cases involving the following attorneys:

Jay Edelson, Rafey S. Balabanian, and Benjamin H. Richman of Edelson PC
Chandler R. Givens of Praetorian Technologies, LLC

Kenneth A. McLellan
and Keith R.M. Roussel
of Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg, LLP

David J. Philipps, Mary E. Philipps
and Angie K. Robertson of Philipps & Philipps LTD
John T. Steinkamp of John Steinkamp & Associates

Andrew Thomasson
of Thomasson Law, LLC

Jeffrey Berns
of Berns Weiss LLP, David Arbogast of Arbogast Bowen LLP, Ira Spiro of Spiro Law Corp 
J. Mark Moore of Moore & Leviant LLP

Brian L. Bromberg
and Jonathan R. Miller of Bromberg Law Office PC

Harley J. Schnall
of the Law Office of Harley J. Schnall

Michael N. Litrownik
of Outten & Golden LLP

Thomas R. Breedon
of Thomas R. Breeden PC
Ronald L. Burdge
of Burdge Law Office Co, LPA

Nancy Barron, Bryan Kemnitzer & William Krieg
of Kemnitzer, Barron & Krieg LLP

Benjamin Wolf & Joseph Jones of the Law Offices
of Joseph K. Jones LLC

Vera Brooks of Thompson & Brooks, Shawn Leuthold
of Law Office of Shawn T. Leuthold 
Keith R. Verges, Raymond Walker, & Parker D. Young of Figari & Davenport LLP

John Yasi & Paul Yasi
of Yasi & Yasi PC, Robert Mazow & Kevin McCullough of Mazow | McCullough PC
 Matthew LaMothe of PIP Collect LLC

Thank you for your support!