In the days and weeks following the Marathon bombings, Prince Lobel attorneys were anxious to figure out a way to use our collective knowledge and skills to help those who suddenly found themselves as the victims of this horrific criminal act.
Through Para Olympian Bonnie Lee St. John and WCVB’s Karen Holmes Ward, Mery Daniels came to Walter Prince’s attention. From there, it did not take long to galvanize a team of attorneys who were eager to help Mery on a pro bono basis. Mery needed assistance with everything from advice regarding receiving and protecting the money from the OneFund and other fundraising efforts, their tax implications, navigating the web of social service agencies, finding help for her five-year-old daughter, working with the city to help her find accessible housing, and more.
Inspired by the work of firm attorneys Walter B. Prince. Kristin M. Knuuttila, Eric D. Karlberg, and others, the entire firm rallied around Mery, holding weekly denim days and selling “Boston Strong” apparel to bolster Mery’s fundraising efforts. All told, the firm raised more than $3000, which the firm presented to Mery at an informal firm gathering.
For those interested in helping Mery, please click here to visit her fundraising page.