Honors and Awards

Blank Rome Presents Edwin P. Rome Pro Bono Achievement Award to John E. Heintz

Blank Rome Partner John E. Heintz was presented with the Firm's 2018 Edwin P. Rome Pro Bono Achievement Award in recognition of his lifelong commitment to pro bono service and his many achievements on behalf of his pro bono clients. Named in honor of one of Blank Rome’s founding partners, the Edwin P. Rome Pro Bono Achievement Award was created in 2004 to recognize outstanding performance and a demonstrated commitment to pro bono legal service each year.

John serves as a member of Blank Rome's Firm-wide Pro Bono Committee and our Washington, D.C. Pro Bono Coordinating Committee. He has also served on the board of directors of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs as well as the Legal Aid Society of D.C. Throughout his career, John has handled large, impactful pro bono litigation involving issues of discrimination and unfair practices in both housing and insurance industries. In recent years, he has been a champion of Blank Rome's Housing Right to Counsel pro bono project with the Legal Aid Society, where our attorneys represent tenants in subsidized housing who are facing eviction and the loss of housing subsidies, which prevent them from becoming homeless.

Please take a few minutes to watch the video below highlighting why John is such a deserving recipient of this award.