St. Louis Community Involvement
Commitment to Community
Since its founding, Carmody MacDonald's commitment to community has been as strong as its passion and desire to champion client goals and aspirations. The firm's attorneys and staff members are active in the community with their time, expertise, financial support and most importantly, with their hearts and minds.
Members of the Carmody MacDonald team participate in more than 50 organizations across the region in a wide range of civic, philanthropic, professional, educational and charitable activities and organizations, including the RCGA, the Clayton Chamber of Commerce, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and others. In addition, Carmody MacDonald donates corporate and other legal services to Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The firm supports all employees in seeking leadership positions on civic and business boards, in schools, foundations, and service groups, as well as fundraisers for charities and causes of all kinds.
Pro Bono Work
The firm encourages its lawyers to share their expertise and passion for justice with those who need help and support but cannot afford the services of an attorney. The firm dedicates hundreds of hours each year to pro bono work and considers this work both a professional responsibility and a privilege.
The firm was honored to have been acknowledged by Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Inc. in 2008 with the first-ever Gerald R. Ortbals Outstanding Law Firm Award. This Volunteer Lawyer Award given by Legal Services recognizes Carmody MacDonald as a firm that has truly distinguished itself with its commitment to pro bono service.
Professional Involvement and Mentoring
Attorneys at Carmody MacDonald take an active role in the legal community. Attorneys contribute their expertise and know-how by mentoring aspiring legal students and professionals. The firm sponsors the Carmody MacDonald Legal Practice Excellence Awards, honoring award recipients for excellent performance in Legal Practice class at Washington University. Several attorneys teach classes at the university level and actively participate with impressionable students in the K-12 classroom through Junior Achievement.
Every attorney at Carmody MacDonald belongs to local and regional bar associations and many participate on committees, policy-making teams and in fundraising events.
Overall, the same spirit of dedication, persistence, selflessness, preparedness and endurance that we extend to our clients, we humbly extend to our community.