Pro Bono Attorney of the Year 2023

Ariel Katz

Irwin IP’s pro bono representations have been an integral part of the Firm’s mission since our inception.  In  2021, as part of the Firm’s commitment to ensure all our attorneys are actively involved in giving back to our Chicago community, we hired a dedicated Special Counsel for Entertainment Law and Pro Bono Services.  In response, Irwin IP attorneys rose to the challenge by collectively providing 1,259 hours to pro bono representation in the first three quarters of 2023.  

Although all attorneys’ volunteer efforts are valued, meaningful and necessary, Irwin IP’s Pro Bono Committee chose Ariel Katz as the Irwin IP 2023 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year. Please join us in sharing and celebrating the work of Ariel Katz who donated her time to provide 260 hours of free legal services.  

Irwin IP remains motivated to fill the gap in legal services and provide equal access to justice, and we are all proud of Ariel Katz commitment to our Firm’s mission. Here is a spotlight of the clients that benefitted from Ariel Katz’s pro bono service: 

 Ariel defended a musician in a trademark infringement suit, won a Motion to Set Aside Default Judgement for the client after his previous lawyer abandoned him, and successfully negotiated a settlement. 

Ariel assisted the founder of a non-profit aimed at stopping gun violence in Chicago to regain access to his hacked Instagram account and filed a Trademark application for the client.  

Ariel assisted a music manager to pursue a breach of contract claim and a breach of fiduciary duty claim against his former client and former partner.