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ATTORNEY SETS EXAMPLE WITH PRO BONO SERVICES

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Vero Beach, FL – Thomas W. Tierney, a partner with Rossway Swan, a locally based multi-discipline law firm, has been selected as the recipient of The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award for 2011 for the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, which includes Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, and Okeechobee Counties. The award ceremony was held on January 27, 2011 at The Supreme Court of Florida in Tallahassee, and was attended by Mr. Tierney and his family.

Mr. Tierney has served as the pro bono chairperson of the Indian River County Bar Association for the past three years. Over the past two years, the private attorneys with which he placed cases have provided more than 700 hours of free legal representation to low-income clients. He has been instrumental in assisting residents with counsel and advice at Ask-A-Lawyer Events, Family Law Clinics, Wills on Wheels and various other activities in which he has planned and participated. Mr. Tierney also serves as the president of the Rossway Swan Foundation, which is funded with contributions from the Firm’s profits and assists in the technological development of Indian River County charitable organizations.  “Pro bono is an avenue which strengthens our low-income clients and contributes to our neighbors,” notes Tierney. “One of the greatest gifts an attorney can offer is the expertise to build a healthy community and provide access to justice.”

Service to the community goes beyond providing legal services to the Firm’s clients.  Rossway Swan believes in giving back to the community that has supported the Firm.  The members of the Firm, individually and collectively, donate their time, services, and personal as well as professional resources to local charitable and church-related organizations and causes. This is the second consecutive year that a partner from Rossway has been selected for the prestigious award.  Attorney John E. Moore, III was honored with the Pro Bono Service Award in 2010.

Established in 1999, Rossway Swan is a Vero Beach-based law firm that brings a comprehensive, team-oriented approach to the practice of law. As attorneys for individuals and businesses on the Treasure Coast and beyond, Rossway Swan dedicates itself to building long-term relationships and providing a full range of quality legal services in an efficient, discreet, and cost-effective manner. For more information about Rossway Swan, please visit the firm’s website at www.rosswayswan.com

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