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 617-542-8010.

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

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

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

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

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
& 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

Vildan Teske & Marisa C. Katz of Teske Micko Katz Katz & Rochel PLLP

Mark Chavez of Chavez & Gertler LLP

Richard Shevitz of Cohen & Malad LLP & Lawrence Eagel of Bragar Eagel & Squire, PC

David L. Grubb of the Grubb Law Group

Gerson H. Smoger of Smoger Law Firm, Mark R. Cuker of Williams, Cuker & Berezofsky &
 Christopher A. Seeger of Seeger Weiss LLP

Joseph Winters Cotchett, Niall McCarthy, Anne Marie Murphy of Cotchett Pitre and McCarthy LLP, Greg Duncan, Gary Kendall of Michie Hamlett, Garrett Smith of Garrett M. Smith PLLC, & David Vendler of Morris Polich & Purdy

Melissa Wolchansky, Susan M. Coler & Clayton D. Halunen of Halunen & Associates, Anna M. Hornen Nygren & Karen Hansen Riebel of Lockridge Grindal Nauen PLLP, Michael R. Reese of Reese LLP & Kim E. Richman of The Law Office Of Kim E. Richman

Derek Emge of Emge Law Firm & Matthew Zevin of Stanley Law Group

John Kristensen & David Weisberg of Kristensen Weisberg LLP

Jeffrey Carton & James Denlea of Denlea & Carton LLP

Joseph Tusa of Tusa P.C. and G. Oliver Koppell of G. Oliver Koppell & Associates

Thank you for your support!