Keith A. Hebeisen, partner at Clifford Law Offices, is being given an Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service by the U.S. District Court in conjunction with the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.
The award will be presented at the 16th Annual Excellence in Pro Bono and Public Interest Service Award Ceremony 1 p.m. Thursday, May 14, in the James B. Parsons Memorial Courtroom, Room 2525 of the Dirksen Federal Building Courthouse, 219 S. Dearborn St., Chicago.
They keynote speaker at the event will be Matthew B. Moreland, President of the Federal Bar Association.
Hebeisen, a highly acclaimed trial attorney for 30 years, was nominated for the award by Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer for Hebeisen’s pro bono work on behalf of Robert Hernandez (Case No. 12 C 1153), a case involving a federal prisoner who injured his shoulder while lifting heavy items during his kitchen duties and prison officials allowed his physical problems to worsen without proper evaluation, treatment or physical therapy. Necessary care was administered after Hebeisen filed a motion for a preliminary injunction and the case settled for a confidential amount. Sarah F. King, associate at Clifford Law Offices, assisted Hebeisen in this matter. The final selection was determined by a committee.
“Clifford Law Offices is very proud of Keith’s work throughout the years and the U.S. District Court as well as the Federal Bar Association also recognizing his excellence, his giving his all whether he is being compensated or not, demonstrates Keith’s character and dedication to the profession,” said Robert A. Clifford on Keith’s award. “He is a model for everyone at the firm and for attorneys across the city of Chicago.”