Press Releases

September 13, 2010

PondelWilkinson to Provide Strategic Media Advice to Public Counsel


PondelWilkinson Inc., an investor relations and strategic public relations consultancy, today announced a pro bono partnership with  Public Counsel Law Center, a nonprofit organization that provides free legal assistance to more than 29,000 low income children and adults each year.

Since 1970, Southern California-based Public Counsel Law Center ( has been dedicated to advancing equal justice under the law, servicing the most vulnerable members of society, such as abused and abandoned children, homeless families and veterans, senior citizens, victims of consumer fraud and nonprofit organizations serving low-income communities.  Public Counsel estimates it provided $87 million of free legal services in 2009 by leveraging the talents of more than 3500 volunteer lawyers and law students, making it the nation's largest pro bono law firm.

"PondelWilkinson ( has a strong culture of public service, coupled with a long history of advising AmLaw 100 law firms," said Hernán D. Vera, president and CEO, Public Counsel Law Center.  "We are thrilled to have them get involved with Public Counsel's work and delighted they have generously offered to devote significant pro bono time on an ongoing basis to help us with our communications."

"We jumped at the opportunity to help Public Counsel build its brand, while providing strategic communications direction," said Roger Pondel, the firm's CEO.  "It's a privilege to work with an organization that not only inspires but actually helps so many deserving people each day."