Our Firm

“Our community has served us well for over a century. We show our appreciation best by supporting the future of our community and its people.”

Craig D. Roswell, Partner

Pro Bono Commitment

Niles, Barton & Wilmer, LLP supports its attorneys in serving their communities and fulfilling their professional and ethical responsibilities by providing pro bono legal services to appropriate individuals and organizations. All Niles Barton lawyers are encouraged to devote a portion of their time and professional services to pro bono matters.

Pro bono work provides many benefits to our firm, individual attorneys, and, of course, to the individuals and organizations to whom we provide free legal services. Pro bono work provides opportunities for attorneys to gain invaluable training and experience. It also helps us develop relationships with individuals and organizations as we demonstrate our firm’s commitment to the community.

Pro bono work should meet the same standards of professionalism and service as any other work undertaken by the firm. To signal the firm’s commitment to pro bono work, the quality and level of an attorney’s pro bono work is held to the same standards of quality work product as any fee-generating work.

In addition to providing pro bono legal services, the firm contributes to non-profit organizations and encourage our lawyers to contribute financial support to organizations that provide legal services to persons of limited means in need of access to legal assistance in civil cases. Many of our attorneys provide pro bono legal services for nonprofits and low-income individuals through the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS), Maryland Legal Aid and the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, among others.

Community Involvement

Community involvement will always be a tradition of the past and future for Niles Barton. As a firm, we try to support programs that improve the future for people in need and the communities in which we live. We are also fortunate to have a team of professionals who believe in giving back to the community by serving on the Boards of nonprofits and participating in charitable causes and civic leadership.

CollegeBound - Our firm and our attorneys donate time and financial resources to encourage the students of Baltimore City schools to consider professional degrees and prepare for college. We have volunteered as judges for essay contests during College Awareness Month and actively participate in the annual fundraising drive for CollegeBound Foundation.

Community Law in Action (CLIA) - Our firm has served as an active participant in CLIA’s Mentoring to Empower program. The program establishes mentoring relationships with Baltimore City high school students to help them develop professional skills, prepare for college or career school, and benefit from academic support.

LawLinks - Niles Barton has provided summer internships to students enrolled in Baltimore City high schools for many years. These internships are designed to encourage students with diverse backgrounds to consider law as a career.