The Stonewall Bar Association presented Bryan Cave with its “Outstanding Service Award” at its annual awards dinner on Oct. 28. The firm received the award for its pro bono work with Lambda Legal in bringing a federal action to legalize same-sex marriage in Georgia and overturn the statewide ban on such marriages.

“The firm is both honored and humbled to receive this award,” said Atlanta Partner Bill Custer, a team member on the case. “We took this case because it was important to our colleagues and clients as well as our families and friends.”

Also involved in this pro bono effort with Custer were Atlanta Partners Jennifer Dempsey, Jennifer Odom and Luke Lantta; Atlanta Associates Julia Ost and Danielle Parrington; DC Of Counsel Doug Winter; and Atlanta Paralegal Stephanie Roberts.

The dinner, which was held at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta, featured guest speaker Justice Carol W. Hunstein of the Supreme Court of Georgia.

The Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia Inc. is a professional association of attorneys, judges, law students, paralegals and other legal professionals who support the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, and who oppose discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Click here for more information.