Maslon Attorneys Judah Druck, Tom Pack, and Alumna Hillary Taylor Selected as 2019 "Attorneys of the Year" by Minnesota Lawyer
February 7, 2020
Maslon is pleased to announce that attorneys Tom Pack, Judah Druck, and alumna Hillary Taylor, now Assistant Attorney General, have been selected as 2019 "Attorneys of the Year" by Minnesota Lawyer. The 2019 honorees were chosen based on their leadership in the profession, involvement in major cases or other newsworthy events, excellence in corporate or transactional services, and public service.
The attorney team is recognized for their pro bono representation of two individuals who sought to stay in the United States after fleeing anti-LGBTQ+ persecution in their respective home countries. In one case, Hillary Taylor and Tom Pack represented a Nigerian man who fled Nigeria after he was outed to the police. In Nigeria, those found guilty of homosexuality face up to 14 years of prison, and several northern states impose penalties of death by stoning. In another case, Tom Pack and Judah Druck represented a transgender Guatemalan woman who fled Guatemala—where LGBTQ+ people are the victims of violent crime, including murder, at alarmingly high rates. Both cases were referred to Maslon attorneys by the Advocates for Human Rights, a Minnesota-based non-profit.
To view Minnesota Lawyer's featured article, go to: 2019 Attorneys of the Year: LGBTQ+ Asylum Matters
To read a full list of honorees, go to: 2019 Attorneys of the Year.
To read the full story, go to: "Maslon Obtains Immigration Relief for LGBTQ+ Pro Bono Clients from Nigeria and Guatemala."