Attorneys Serving the Community present Russell Budd with award for firm’s philanthropic efforts

DALLAS, TX – (June 22, 2012) – Attorneys Serving the Community (ASC) honored Baron and Budd with an award for the firm’s long-standing history of charitable donations to the organization. Accepting the award on the firm’s behalf was Russell Budd, president and managing shareholder of Baron and Budd.  Budd was praised for being a crystal level donor for the past four years, the highest level recognized, in addition to frequent charitable donations and support throughout the history of ASC. This is the first "Friend of the Community" Award to be given out by ASC.

"This is such a great opportunity for attorneys to really impact the community," said Budd. "This award is such an honor and I am so thankful for ASC and the great work they do."

ASC is a volunteer organization comprised of female lawyers dedicated to combining their resources and talents to support local nonprofit organizations with programs that benefit women, children and families. Each year, a new nonprofit organization is selected to be the beneficiary of ASC’s donations. This year’s beneficiary is the Trinity River Mission, an organization dedicated to promoting literacy, enhancing academic performance and developing academic success in West Dallas.

Baron and Budd has been a leader in spearheading ASC initiatives, sponsoring the organization’s silent auctions and providing major donations and support.  The firm also has a strong history of philanthropy, including charitable donations to multiple nonprofits and sponsorships. Baron and Budd is proud to be a 2012 platinum sponsor of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), a nonprofit group dedicated to raising awareness about the dangerous of asbestos and advocating for a global ban. Budd also sits on the Foundation Board of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), where he is the only attorney.

About Baron & Budd, P.C.

The law firm of Baron & Budd, P.C., with offices in Dallas, Baton Rouge, Austin and Los Angeles, is a nationally recognized law firm with a 30-year history of "Protecting What’s Right" for people, communities and businesses harmed by negligence. Baron & Budd’s size and resources enable the firm to take on large and complex cases. The firm represents individuals, governmental and business entities in areas as diverse as water contamination, Gulf oil spill, Qui Tam, California Proposition 65 violations, dangerous medications and medical devices, Chinese drywall, insurance claims, commercial litigation, consumer fraud, securities fraud and asbestos-related illnesses such as mesothelioma. Learn more about the mesothelioma attorneys at Baron & Budd.