Six Pines Bach LLP attorneys have been selected to the 2017 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of layers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
The Western District of Wisconsin has recognized Attorney Lester Pines for his service in representing plaintiffs "pro bono" (or "for the public good") in 2016-2017. Each year, the court publishes an "Honor Roll" of attorneys who have dedicated a significant portion of their time, skill, and resources to helping those who cannot afford representation. Being named to the list is an honor that reflects Pines' commitment to community service, as well as his deep-rooted belief that every person should have equal access to justice.
The Best Lawyers in America©, a highly regarded publication of top lawyers and law firms, lists eight Pines Bach LLP attorneys in the newly-released 2018 Wisconsin Edition. Compiled using a rigorous peer-review process, the list is designed to showcase those lawyers who are highly regarded in their field.
Founding partner Lester Pines was featured in a cover story of the Isthmus, an independent news weekly in Madison. The article recounts Lester's family roots, professional history, and life-long commitment to social justice. The story also highlights Pines Bach's progressive values, its past achievements, and ongoing succession planning to ensure the firm's success well into the future.
Pines Bach attorneys Tamara Packard, Alison TenBruggencate and Lester Pines, along with Vincent Levy and Kevin Benish, attorneys from the New York law firm of Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP, on behalf of a Syrian man who had been granted political asylum because he had been tortured and threatened with death in Aleppo, Syria, obtained a temporary restraining order in federal court against President Trump's travel ban. The restraining order allowed our client's wife and three-year-old daughter, who were in hiding because they had been threatened with death, to escape from Aleppo, complete the necessary asylum processing and reunite with him in Madison, where they are living in safety.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Madison Capital Times recently published feature articles about CWPB Senior Partner Lester Pines, his practice, his family history and the forces that led him to become a lawyer and his commitment to justice: http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/foes-of-scott-walker-and-gop-agenda-have-a-friend-in-lester-pines-b9944026z1-214328771.html; http://host.madison.com/lester-pines-a-lawyer-but-a-father-first/article_258bdd66-3353-11e2-b71e-001a4bcf887a.html; http://host.madison.com/news/local/crime_and_courts/blog/attorney-lester-pines-racks-up-impressive-wins-against-gop-agenda/article_310ed60e-3351-11e2-a7ca-001a4bcf887a.html
On December 20, 2012, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals issued its decision upholding the constitutionality of the 2009 Wisconsin Domestic Partnership law. preserving the limited but important rights and obligations provided to same-sex couples who register as domestic partners under Wisconsin's law. The long-awaited decision affirmed Dane County Circuit Court Judge Daniel Moeser's June 20, 2011 ruling that the law does not violate Wisconsin's 2006 "Marriage Amendment" to the Wisconsin Constitution.