2011 Alumnus Doug Rhorer Recognized by The Pro Bono Project

J. Doug Rhorer, J.D. '11, an attorney at Gordon Arata in New Orleans, was recognized by The Pro Bono Project for donating more than a hundred hours of his work on a case against a contractor who agreed but failed to renovate a client’s home following Hurricane Katrina.  Despite being paid nearly the full amount of the contract, the contractor failed to complete the work and left the client’s home in disrepair.  Doug, together with Gordon Arata attorney Rick Shelby, tried the case and obtained a money judgment for the client. The Pro Bono Project’s continuing mission is to provide free, quality civil legal services to the underserved members of the community in Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, and Washington Parishes.  By engaging volunteer attorneys, paralegals, law students, and private citizens to render pro bono services, The Pro Bono Project serves clients who otherwise might not have access to the civil legal help they need.