Maddie Boyer Receives American Gateways' Access to Justice Award

American Gateways named Principal Maddie Boyer (Austin) Outstanding Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year, presenting her with its Access to Justice Award at a gala dinner in Austin, TX, on September 30. Maddie was recognized for her work leading a coalition of law firms representing a Mexican politician and his extended family seeking political asylum, a case that has received international press and that American Gateways describes as “one of the largest and most complex political asylum cases American Gateways has ever seen.”

"We are proud to be a pro bono partner with American Gateways (formerly Political Asylum Project of Austin) since our firm's arrival in Austin 10 years ago," said Maddie. "American Gateways is an extraordinary legal services organization that has improved the lives of thousands of families for almost thirty years. On behalf of our Team, I am honored and humbled to receive the Access to Justice award. But I would like to emphasize that the award reflects the significant and invaluable contributions from every member on the team.”

In addition to Maddie’s award, American Gateways separately nominated Beveridge & Diamond for its Outstanding Pro Bono Firm of 2015 award, one of five law firms nominated for the award. American Gateways highlighted Beveridge & Diamond’s support in a major ongoing case and for hosting a silent auction benefiting American Gateways as part of the firm's recent celebration of the 10th anniversary of opening its Austin office.

American Gateways, formerly known as the Political Asylum Project of Austin, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and nationally-recognized provider of immigration legal services in Central Texas for over 28 years.