MINNEAPOLIS (March 30, 2006) – The National Association of Pro Bono Professionals (NAPBPro) has presented Dorsey & Whitney attorney Bricker Lavik with the William Reece Smith Jr. Special Services to Pro Bono Award. The annual award honors individuals who positively influence the systems or networks of providing pro bono legal services.
Lavik, a Dorsey Senior Counsel, leads the firm’s worldwide pro bono program and has received numerous awards for his pro bono activities, including the Minnesota State Bar Association 's President's Award, the Minnesota Legal Services Coalition Pro Bono award, and the Hennepin County Bar Association’s Distinguished Service Award.
“Bricker has always practiced law according to his values,” said Peter S. Hendrixson, Dorsey managing partner. “For years, he has dedicated himself to providing legal services to disadvantaged people in our communities. The William Reece Smith Jr. Award is validation of Bricker’s commitment to pro bono work and his achievements in this important area. We’re very proud of Bricker.”
Lavik practices primarily in the areas of commercial real estate litigation, including commercial lease enforcement, creditor’s rights, construction, and other general litigation. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and Hamline University School of Law. Lavik is a member of the Minnesota State Bar, the Hennepin County Bar Association, and the Hennepin County Bar Association Advisory Commission.