Naples Attorney Earns Pro Bono Award

Kathleen C. Passidomo, of Naples, and 20 other Florida lawyers will be honored by the Florida Bar Association for their work on behalf of poor and indigent clients during a ceremony later this month at the Florida Supreme Court.

Passidomo, a partner/shareholder at Kelly Passidomo & Alba, LLP, contributed most of her pro bono service through the Legal Aid Service of Collier County-Collier County Lawyers Care and Collier County Foreclosure Task Force.

Minimizing her effort, Passidomo felt the group should be recognized saying, “I feel like the award should go to the entire task force.”

Recognizing a looming crisis, Passidomo and other area attorneys mobilized the task force in early 2008. This grass-roots movement includes attorneys, credit counselors, mortgage lenders, law enforcement officers and Legal Aid Service of Collier County. The task force began shifting its focus from educational foreclosure workshops to legal counseling and foreclosure intervention as the crisis progressed. Read More…