March 27, 2019
Corporate associate Preston Moore in Dallas has been named Weil’s 12th Lend-A-Lawyer to support the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP). He will provide pro bono legal service to DVAP while continuing to receive full pay and benefits from the Firm.
Mr. Moore will spend two months at DVAP’s office. Each Lend-A-Lawyer is typically a second-, third- or fourth-year attorney at the Firm, which created the program in 2005.
A joint program of the Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, DVAP is dedicated to increasing and enhancing pro bono legal services to the poor in Dallas through the recruitment, training and support of volunteer attorneys. It provides legal representation for low-income applicants with problems in civil law matters, including family, bankruptcy, housing, consumer, employment termination and wage claims, as well as for guardianships, wills and small estates.
Prior to serving as the Lend-A-Lawyer, Moore primarily represented public and private companies, and private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies with respect to mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. He joins DVAP after being a consistent volunteer at the program’s clinics.
Weil’s Dallas office has received multiple DVAP Gold and Silver Awards recognizing pro bono excellence and is a past recipient of the W. Frank Newton Award, the State Bar of Texas’ top law firm pro bono honor.
In 2014, DVAP recognized Weil with the Lisa Blue & Fred Baron Access to Justice Award for the Firm’s longstanding support of the organization. Additionally, individual Weil attorneys have several times earned the State Bar’s Frank J. Scurlock Award for Pro Bono Service and DVAP’s Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award.