Celebrating a Culture of Pro Bono Service
Steven Wilker was awarded the first Don Marmaduke Award in recognition of the thousands of hours he has provided the ACLU. Over the previous 15+ years, Steven committed over 2,200 hours of pro bono service to ACLU clients as a cooperating attorney, as well as another 800 hours in connection with his service on the ACLU of Oregon Board and Lawyers Committee. Steven’s ACLU work included a case against the U.S. Secret Service that he argued all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Service to the community is a core Tonkon Torp value, and the Marmaduke Award was created to recognize the pro bono services that the firm’s lawyers provide. It was named in honor of late founding partner, Don Marmaduke, who passed away shortly after the award was named and presented to Steven.