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Alex Cox and Philip Seaver-Hall Receive PBA Pro Bono Award

Posted on December 12, 2023

Alex Cox and Philip Seaver-Hall received the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA)'s Pro Bono Award at last week's annual meeting of the Erie County Bar Association (ECBA).


Alex and Phil previously received the ECBA Pro Bono Award at Law Day earlier this year, and have now been honored by PBA as the recipients in Erie County.

Alex and Philip are being recognized for handling a pro bono lawsuit that was a federal civil-rights case in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of PA involving a prisoner who alleged that he was subject to excessive force and other violations of his civil rights, while incarcerated. Alex was appointed by Judge Baxter to represent the plaintiff (the prisoner) in 2017, and the case eventually proceeded to a federal jury trial before Judge Baxter in the Fall of 2021, at which point Philip joined in. Alex and Philip’s hard work led to settlement discussions which resulted in a favorable confidential settlement in our client’s favor. Alex and Philip continued to represent the client into 2022.

We applaud Alex and Philip's efforts and time on this pro bono matter.

For more information, please contact Sarah Holland.