The dedication and passion Hare Wynn brings to its representation of clients is reflected in the firm’s commitment to community service. Individually and collectively, the lawyers of Hare Wynn are actively engaged in the betterment of their community and their profession.

In addition to leadership roles in numerous professional organizations on the local, state and national levels, Hare Wynn attorneys devote countless hours to civic and charitable organizations that serve a variety of functions and help meet a host of community needs. Among those are the three organizations highlighted below.

Hand in Paw is a nonprofit organization that provides animal-assisted therapeutic services to children and adults with physical, educational or psychological needs. Numerous scientific studies have shown the benefits of animal-assisted therapy in helping patients cope with illnesses and conditions ranging from blood pressure issues, immune system function and pain management, to autism, Alzheimer’s disease and cerebral palsy.

Since its founding in 1996, Hand in Paw has grown to include 113 therapy teams that serve more than 50,000 clients annually. The organization works with more than 50 facilities in the Birmingham area, including UAB’s Comprehensive Cancer Center, UAB Hospital, the UAB Center for Psychiatric Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Alabama, Hillcrest Behavioral Health Services, Glenwood Autism and Behavioral Health Center, YWCA of Birmingham, and the Bell Center for Early Intervention Programs, as well as numerous nursing homes, libraries and schools.

Restoration Academy is a Christian school that provides low-income children the opportunity for a private education. The school’s primary educational objective is to provide every student with a quality academic foundation while developing the character to help prepare them for personal and professional success.

The administration, faculty and staff of Restoration Academy are committed to meeting individual students at their point of need, providing the instruction, curriculum, activities and direction to help them fulfill their potential. The school’s most celebrated outcomes include seeing students overcome the potentially destructive lifestyles associated with fatherlessness, functional illiteracy, addiction, abuse and incarceration.

The Ronnie Noojin/Jere White Race to the Courthouse is an annual 5K run sponsored by Hare Wynn and other organizations. The event is named for the late Ronnie Noojin, a Hare Wynn partner and past president of the Birmingham Bar Association and Jere White, another prominent Birmingham lawyer, who died for too young after a valiant fight against cancer. Proceeds from the Race to the Courthouse benefit the charitable activities of the YMCA of Birmingham.