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Attorneys Recognized for Pro Bono Work on Behalf of Veterans

April 14, 2016

Shipman & Goodwin LLP attorneys Amber N. Sarno and Andrea L. Gomes were among the volunteers recently honored by the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center (CVLC) for their pro bono work. The CVLC assists veterans with legal issues involving healthcare, housing and income.

In one pro bono case they handled for CVLC, Ms. Sarno and Ms. Gomes were instrumental in resolving a critical housing dispute for a Gulf War veteran and his family who faced increased costs and eviction when a new landlord took over their apartment building. Ms. Sarno and Ms. Gomes succeeded in getting the eviction case withdrawn in court as well as arranging for a reasonable timeframe for the family to move. In addition, they were able to preserve the client’s good record as a tenant, which was important in keeping other affordable housing options open to him.  

CVLC and the client have high praise for Ms. Sarno and Ms. Gomes. The attorneys are pleased their efforts made such a positive difference in the family’s life.

Ms. Sarno is a member of the firm’s Real Estate, Environmental and Land Use practice and focuses her work primarily in the areas of environmental and land use permitting and litigation.

Ms. Gomes is also a member of the Real Estate, Environmental and Land Use practice, where she has represented clients in environmental, construction, and land use permitting and litigation matters.

Newsletter posted with the permission of the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center. (


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