Press Release May 5, 2022

Dan Jarcho Receives “Servant of Justice Award” from the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia

Dan Jarcho, partner in Alston & Bird’s Litigation & Trial Practice Group, has been honored by the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia with its 2022 “Servant of Justice Award.” 

The award recognizes individuals or organizations who have demonstrated faithful dedication and remarkable achievement in ensuring that all persons have equal and meaningful access to justice.

Building on his long legal career, and as a former trial attorney for the DOJ, Jarcho applies his experience in federal court administrative-law litigation on behalf of D.C. residents unable to afford a lawyer. His pro bono litigation work includes a successful challenge to a U.S. Agriculture Department regulation that would have cut food stamp benefits for nearly 700,000 Americans; a lawsuit challenging the Social Security Administration’s seizure of thousands of citizens’ tax refunds without prior notice, based on decades-old undocumented claims of debt; and a lawsuit filed in January alleging that the D.C. government deprived workers of unemployment benefits without due process. Additionally, Jarcho has also served on Legal Aid’s Board of Trustees since 2004, including a term as President from 2015 to 2016. 

The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia is D.C.’s oldest and largest civil legal services organization. Since 1932, legal aid lawyers have been making justice real — in individual and systemic ways — for persons living in poverty in the district.
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