Compassionate Counsel

The Compassionate Counsel distinction is awarded to exceptional trial lawyers who understand the value and embody the ethos of The Milestone Foundation. Nominations for 2024 are now open.

Compassionate Counsel

Compassionate Counsel put their clients first—they represent them tirelessly while being sensitive to the trauma they have endured. These attorneys see access to fair funding and financial support as a right, and they prioritize their clients’ future well-being beyond settlement.

2023 Winners

Kim Dougherty
Kim DoughertyJustice Law Collaborative
Ellen Relkin
Ellen RelkinWeitz & Luxenberg
Anna Rol
Anna RolBaron & Budd
Ben Whitley
Ben WhitleyThe Whitley Law Firm

Press Release: Inaugural Compassionate Counsel Awards Recognize Civil Justice Innovators

BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Milestone Charitable Foundation announces the launch of Compassionate Counsel, a distinction awarded annually to a select group of trial lawyers who are innovative in their pursuit of justice. Four exceptional individuals have been named to the award’s inaugural 2023 class. Read the announcement >>

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