“I believe that attorneys have an obligation to take their knowledge
and training back to their communities and perform volunteer work for
people who need it. I look for the kind of lawyer who cares about others
and making New York City a better place to live. This type of work is
proof to me that an attorney has compassion and a moral sense and will
be dedicated to our clients’ causes. I am proud to say that my attorneys
do volunteer and pro bono work, from feeding the hungry to providing free
legal advice. We are committed to helping people.” Michele Mirman, Esq.
Michele Mirman has also always been involved in volunteer work. Most recently, she became
a member of AllinBrooklyn, a community of women that makes grants to organizations
that strengthen Brooklyn. She is a longtime supporter of both the Brooklyn
Kindergarten Society, which raises money for preschools in underprivileged
areas in Brooklyn, and The Making Headway Foundation, whose purpose is
to raise money for research into brain cancer in children. Mrs. Mirman
also serves as a trustee of the Tenement Museum of New York City, whose
mission is to tell the story of the immigrant experience in the United
States and to celebrate the achievements immigrants have made. As the
Vice President of the Brooklyn Women's Bar Association, she has spearheaded
the drive to raise money for the Safe Homes Project of Brooklyn, which
provides shelter and services for abused women and children. Mrs. Mirman
also served on the judiciary committee for the New York State Women's
Bar Association, which rates New York State judicial candidates. In addition,
she is on the Board of Directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers,
advocated for construction safety on behalf of workers, and has served
as a speaker for "Distracted Driving," giving presentations
to high school students on the dangers of texting while driving.
Michael Glynn has been a proud member of the Cathedral Club for over 10 years, raising
money for scholarships for children who could not otherwise afford school
tuition. He also freely gives his time coaching football and basketball
to young teenagers.
Jeannie Rivera, an associate with our firm, volunteers as a Troop Leader for the Girl
Scouts of America to help plan, coordinate and fundraise for community
service projects. Her troop has provided care packages for homeless families
living in shelters, sponsored the training of a guide dog for the blind,
and collected and donated school supplies for children who cannot afford
to purchase them, as well as collecting and donating personal care products
for retired war veterans.
Michael O’Hagan operates a mobile soup kitchen through lower Manhattan with the Coalition
for the Homeless, which he has done for the last four years. Before that,
his route was in another area of New York City. Together with the Coalition,
he provides advice, fellowship, and hot meals to approximately 150 people
on a weekly basis.
Daniel Niamehr, who recently joined the firm and will be admitted to practice this coming
month, currently does pro bono work at The Civil Legal Advice and Resource
Office in Brooklyn, where he assists low-income New Yorkers being sued
by debt collectors. He also volunteers his time with CUNY Citizenship
Now, a program that helps non-citizens who have been legally living in
the United States to obtain citizenship.
David Pretter is extensively involved in his community. He donates his time and resources
to an organization that assists single-parent families, aiming to provide
comprehensive support for children, such big brother/big sister mentoring,
school advocacy, parental support, and financial assistance
David Weissman has worked with Brooklyn Legal Services, a legal aid program in which
he helped advocate for low-income tenants in Housing Court, and also helped
disabled individuals secure Social Security Disability benefits. He provided
free attorney consultations through the New York County Lawyers Association,
and he supports programs that aid orphans and the homeless.
Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. is dedicated to making a difference.
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