We believe in our community. It's that simple.

At Hodgson Russ, we engage in social programs that have a lasting impact on our communities. We embrace our role as responsible corporate citizens, and we work hard to identify causes that have meaning to our attorneys, our staff, and our communities. We strive to raise awareness for these causes and to support them in meaningful ways, through our charitable foundation, our pro bono work, and our diversity and inclusion initiatives. In addition to financial support, we are directly involved in the organizations and causes we believe in, whether that means serving meals at soup kitchens, building beds for society's neediest young members, or providing pro bono legal services to immigrants and others in need. 

Pro Bono

Hodgson Russ is committed to providing legal services pro bono to individuals and organizations in need, and we are honored to be recognized for these efforts. The firm has received the New York State Bar Association President's Pro Bono Award, as well as honors from the Washington, D.C.-based Legal Services Corporation for commitment to providing pro bono legal services in New York State, the Erie County Bar Association for the firm's outstanding pro bono efforts, and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York for dedication to pro bono activities.


For nearly 200 years, Hodgson Russ has had a philosophy and tradition of giving generously of our time and talent, and providing financial support to the communities we serve. Our attorneys and staff serve on the boards of directors of more than 100 organizations, including those devoted to health care, education, the arts, civic and business interests, and social issues. At all levels, we encourage attorneys and staff to support community organizations with their time, skills, and passion. In addition to the hours we devote to charities, the firm is pleased to provide financial support to more than 250 worthy organizations.

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Diversity, equity, and inclusion are cornerstones of our culture at Hodgson Russ. Click for more information on Diversity and Inclusion at Hodgson Russ.

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