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Adam Fleming
Adam M. Fleming

WilliamsMcCarthy LLP attorney recognized for his pro-bono services

ROCKFORD, Ill. (November 3, 2021)Adam Fleming, a partner with WilliamsMcCarthy LLP, a full-service law firm, was recently honored with the 2021 Distinguished Pro Bono Advocacy Award from Prairie State Legal Services. Prairie State Legal Services offers free legal services for low-income persons and those age 60 and over who have serious civil legal problems and need legal help to solve them. The award is presented annually to an individual for his/her exceptional commitment to pro bono services.

Fleming has been a long-time volunteer for Prairie State, accepting more than 40 cases pro bono in his time with the organization. Additionally, Fleming has recruited other attorneys from WilliamsMcCarthy LLP, increasing the number of cases Prairie State can place. He also assists Prairie State staff attorneys with legal strategy, consultation, and he regularly lends his expertise to ensure clients’ needs are met.

“Adam is a thoughtful and talented attorney as well as a dedicated advocate for Prairie State Legal Service,” shared Mike O’Conner, Executive Director of Prairie State Legal Services. “His dedication to the clients, cases, and the mission of our organization, coupled with his patience and compassion are just a few of the reasons Adam is so deserving of this recognition.”

In addition to assisting with cases, Fleming also serves on the Board of Directors for Prairie State, on which he currently serves as secretary. He also is a member of the Rockford Campaign for Legal Services Committee.

“I’m honored by the recognition from Prairie State Legal Services,” said Fleming. “It is a pleasure to work alongside so many dedicated and passionate individuals, both on staff and other volunteers like myself, committed to Prairie State’s mission of ensuring access to justice by providing pro bono legal services to those in need. It is truly a privilege to see the direct impact that our work can have on the lives of our mutual clients with Prairie State.”

Fleming was recognized at the Prairie State Legal Services 2021 Celebration of Pro Bono held on Tuesday, October 26, which was part of a weeklong virtual celebration that highlighted the great work and dedication of its volunteers from its 11 offices in Northern and Central Illinois.

Fleming is a Partner in the Estate Planning group and advises clients in the areas of estates and trusts. He can be reached at or 815-987-8934.

Enjoy this video prepared by Prairie State Legal Services honoring Adam Fleming’s contributions to the organization.