By Alec Brooks of Kazerouni Law Group, APC on Monday, October 31, 2016.
Managing partner Abbas Kazerounian was presented with the Wiley W. Manuel Certificate by the State Bar of California this month. The Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services was created in 1989 to recognize the contributions of the many lawyers, law students, paralegals and secretaries in California who volunteer their time and expertise on behalf of low-income clients. Kazerounian was recognized for pro bono legal work and consultation that he provided to disadvantaged individuals in San Diego.
Manuel, whom the certificate is named after served as an associate justice on the Supreme Court of California from 1977-1981 and was the first African American to serve on the high court.
It’s been a big summer for Kazerounian as he was also recognized as a “Top 40 Under 40” attorney by the National Trial Lawyers of America back in Ma