Universally, family members who have brought a wrongful death lawsuit would give up every penny awarded to them in exchange for bringing their lost loved ones back. The same is true for seriously injured individuals, all of whom would give up their entire legal recovery to go back in time and avoid the injury altogether. And when employees are unlawfully terminated due to their race, gender, age, religion, or disability, money can make up for their lost wages, but it cannot make up for the humiliation and loss of self-worth that often accompanies termination from a job. The Law Offices of John C. Camillus, LLC recognizes that while money may make up for, alleviate, or offset to some extent the grief and loss that can come from the death of a loved one, a serious injury caused by someone else's carelessness, or discrimination in the workplace, money can never fully right the wrong that clients have suffered. In recognition of these inherent limitations, the 10% Promise program provides the Firm the opportunity to give back to the community – local, national, and global – in a way that transcends the good work done in any one particular case.
In the hectic, complex, and often exhausting practice of law, it is far too easy for those of us with the privilege of calling ourselves lawyers to lose sight of the reasons why we went to law school and committed to practice law in the first place. At its core, the practice of law should be about one thing -- justice. And we believe that justice means more than holding wrongdoers legally accountable. Justice includes feeding the hungry, healing the sick, and protecting the vulnerable.
To ensure that this focus remains at the Law Offices of John C. Camillus, LLC, 10% of the fees earned in contingency fee cases is donated to one of the following ten charities. Our practice is to give the client the option of selecting the organization on this list to receive the contribution. The donation, of course, is made by the attorney. There is no obligation whatsoever for the client to make any donation, and the donation is taken directly from the legal fees, not from the client's recovery.